Noise-Induced Tinnitus Recovery After 2 Years (Not Habituation)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Sarah Russett, Apr 22, 2017.

    1. Paulmanlike

      Paulmanlike Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I think mine is tonal, I have 2 sounds. One is like a hissing, the other is like a eeeeee. It's easily maskable with a fan. Can you hear yours in the day?
      No hypercausis.
      I am on antidepressants, they're not a miracle pill. They help a little although I am still struggling with depression. It's horrible. The mornings are the worse after I am greeted with the tinnitus, as the days goes on sometimes I feel a little better. If you want to pm me you are welcome too.
       
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    2. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @Michael Leigh Thank you so much for your help and advice. Hugely appreciated!!
       
    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      You're welcome @Vicki14 and hope you start to feel better soon....
       
    4. Paulmanlike

      Paulmanlike Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      @Michael Leigh can you give me some advice to get habituated? I obsess over it 24/7
       
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    5. Bear0211

      Bear0211 Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      25/02/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced....
      @Paulmanlike
      Yeah I can hear it during the day. If I'm super busy not as much.
      I think I possibly added to the damage by getting an MRI a couple of months after the noise damage :(

      I would just like the noise to reduce but I think it's too late for that. I also have tmjd and chronic migraines with aura so i don't think this helps. I'm a catch indeed! Haha.

      Yes the depression is crippling me just now. I'm far too scared to touch antidepressants but I will now and again take an anti anxiety tablet.

      Aww thanks. Ditto to you too!
       
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    6. Paulmanlike

      Paulmanlike Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thank you Bear it's nice to know I can talk to somebody who is going through the same as me!
       
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    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
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    8. Rick Brewer

      Rick Brewer Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hello @Joe J, I read your post about your T frequency getting higher and higher. Mine has also gotten higher in frequency and I think I may have made the same comment back in one of my earlier posts. I've noticed that not only has my T become higher in frequency, but I'm starting to have more low T days vs. higher volume hissing days. I think this has to be a step in the right direction... my high frequency hissing is a combination of high to super high frequencies. Maybe our T is healing 1 frequency at a time - starting from the lower end. If lower frequencies start to disappear, your T would be perceived as becoming higher in frequency. It's a good theory and I'm stickin' with it.
       
    9. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I like it!
       
    10. Rick Brewer

      Rick Brewer Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hello @Vicki14, thank you for the kind words. :) My every-so-often "mosquito" visits usually start out quietly in the mornings but morph into hissing later in the day. For me, the mosquito is an easier sound to deal with. Have you noticed any improvement in your T over the last 1.5 years?
       
    11. Joe J

      Joe J Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tmj
      @Rick Brewer ya dude. It makes sense right. It'll keep going up in frequency...then turn into a hiss...then go high where u can't perceive it anymore or go away.

      That's what I tell myself. I refuse to give up hope. The highest pitched ones heal last since they are theoretically more susceptible to damage.
       
    12. Rohit Saluja
      Alienated

      Rohit Saluja Member

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      2 weeks
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced and sinus infection
      Does your father has hearing loss too?
       
    13. Rick Brewer

      Rick Brewer Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hello @Rohit Saluja

      Yes, he has hearing loss - especially around his wife. :) Kidding aside, not sure how bad it is though.
       
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    14. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Great story :)
       
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    15. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      I've got crickets in my right ear at times that sometimes move to my left. I've also got a constant high pitched E more in my right ear than my left. Last week, at 7 weeks, I noticed the high pitched E would turn to listening to static through a seashell for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a day. The crickets would stay. I also noticed my T gets louder before this change takes place. I'll get frustrated because it's so loud than hear the static and get excited.

      I'm hoping for a steady recovery and this thread has been very helpful.
       
    16. jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      At 7 weeks in, your T is very new and will most likely fade significantly in the coming months. But it will be slow, I am over 18 months in my recovery (that's just over 80 weeks), and I am about 90% faded, and still fading.
      So be patient.
       
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    17. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      @jjflyman

      Thank you JJ. I've read many of your posts. You're a source of inspiration to me. The be patient part is hard but I'd rather be patient than give up hope. Got some more static/hissing for a little while today. Hopefully things continue to move in the right direction.
       
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    18. Egg

      Egg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Concert)
      Hi Sarah! it was very positive to hear your story and that you are doing better.

      I have some tinnitus (maybe) from a very loud concert and being next to the speakers. That is how it all started at least. However I know that I have been grinding my teeth quite a lot since childhood (probably every night) and no interventions have been helping with it. Now I'm wondering if the concert wasn't the primary cause but rather there was something leading up to it. Maybe you know something about that since it may be similar to your condition as well?
       
    19. Florida Viking
      Angelic

      Florida Viking Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb.14,2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      God Bless you, Sarah Russett, for taking the time to compile these stories. This effort, I am certain, will be far more impactful than you might ever imagine.
       
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    20. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      It seems increasingly clear to me that once a person gets tinnitus, there will likely be a lifelong vulnerability to getting it again. -- I say Amen to being very careful from now on, and I will be doing the same should I be so fortunate to recover.​

      THANK YOU!!! :)

      DITTO!​
       
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    21. Florida Viking
      Angelic

      Florida Viking Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb.14,2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      :thankyousign:
       
    22. Estan

      Estan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Thanks for this story, just about everything you wrote perfectly describes my situation, minus the tinnitus going away part. Will use this to stay optimistic.
       
    23. Jr_time

      Jr_time Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      .

      Hope all is well, what anti anxiety pill do you take?
       
    24. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      maybe sometimes the natural process that prevents natural age related hearing loss from causing tinnitus can catch up and block the noise
       
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    25. GSC
      Owned

      GSC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      good post
       

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