Norwegian with a New Sound in My Head.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mister Mars, Jan 22, 2016.

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    1. Mister Mars
      Whistles

      Mister Mars Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/01/2016
      Hello dear t-talkers. Just about a week ago I found myself with a 10khz constant ringing in my ears. I'm now left with mixed feelings of confusion, worry, acceptance, interest, humbleness, appreciation and fear. Feelings I'm sure most of the experienced people here have already been through. Needless to say, Ive spent the last days of my free time googling the inside outs of this subject to learn what I can. I yet have over a week to go see my doctor about it.

      So I dont know for sure yet what the cause is. But I guess its noise-induced, as I've spent the last month going out to small clubs standing close to speakers, playing with my new synth and listening to music on my earbuds probably too loud. Another suspect is getting water in the ear / infection from spending time in a floatation tank the last months without earbuds. A commercial tank which other people also use but is filtered between each float. Tinnitus is also in my family. Id actually be more comfortable knowing this is self-inflicted from ignorance about sound-protection rather than getting it from floatation.

      Falling to sleep, and stressfull times at work when concentration and focus is required, are the most challenging moments. Yet I realize its still early, and getting used to this and learning to ignore it / accept it is part of the process does help. Also reading on this forum and learning about other people dealing with this really makes me feel less alone about it.

      So I guess that's my introduction for now. I don't know if I have any questions, but feel free to throw stuff at me. I'm trying to keep a balanced outlook for now of both obsessing about it and at the same time trying to forget about it, or at least stay calm and not panic. If theres anything I know from before, it is that worrying doesn't make anything better.

      Have a wonderful weekend you ringers and buzzers!

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    2. Purple Parrot
      Bookworm

      Purple Parrot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015 - 3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multiple: anxiety, childhood ear infections, loud music
      Welcome to the forum.

      I'm a new tinnitus sufferer too - it's really tough when it first starts happening. I'm noticing that I am starting to get better and think about it less, as time goes on.

      Read lots of the success stories on here - they are truly reassuring.
       
    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to the forum. Trying to track the exact cause of T can sometimes be frustrating and can cause us to tip-toe around things too much. We will then be giving T too much power over our life. If your T comes from noise exposure, and your T is very new, then try to get some prednisone from your doctor/ENT asap. Members here often recommend this for new T from acoustic trauma.

      Sleep issue can be helped with many ways but these 2 approaches are often recommended: 1) masking at bedtime, 2) taking meds or natural supplements to help you sleep.

      Masking at bedtime can be done with a sound machine, sound pillow, or computer connecting to these sites:
      TT's audio player: https://www.tinnitustalk.com/audioplayer/
      or download this free ‘aire freshener’: http://www.peterhirschberg.com/mysoftware.html
      or make your own rain sound: http://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/rainNoiseGenerator.php
      or search youtube with words like 'tinnitus masking sounds', 'white noise', 'rain sound' etc.

      For sleep, try the natural alternatives first before getting strong sleep meds from the doctor. Try natural alternatives such as Camomile tea, Hops, Valerian tablets, Melatonin etc. Check out this site on using natural herbs for sleep problem. Good luck. Take care & God bless your recovery.

      http://www.christopherhobbs.com/lib...alth/herbs-and-natural-remedies-for-insomnia/
       
    4. liquefact
      Balanced

      liquefact Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Seattle, WA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/25/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Indoor Rock Concert
      Sorry to welcome you to the club.

      If you're sure this is noise induced, think seriously about participating into AM101 trial. This is probably the only solid option for a relief during acute period. The faster you act, the higher chances you'll have undoing the damage in your inner ears.
       
    5. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      there is no such things as AM101 trial here in Norway. we simply get told to "wait for it to fade away, or live with it". no drugs, no meds to decrease our chances for permanent tinnitus. it sucks that even through Norway has one of the best healthcare in the world, we still got no treatments available against tinnitus
       
    6. liquefact
      Balanced

      liquefact Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Seattle, WA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/25/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Indoor Rock Concert
      Cannot you participate to the trial in any other EU country? In my case, i'm crossing a country distance to get to the site, 3 hours flight each time and it's worth it.
       
    7. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      maybe its possible for the threadstarter, but i have been dealing with this for 7 weeks, so i think its too late for me anyway.
       
    8. Mister Mars
      Whistles

      Mister Mars Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/01/2016
      Just a little update. Have had Tinnitus for over 3 weeks now. During this course I've been silly and gone out to a club one weekend for a two hours, and one week later a loud bar for one hour. Both times wearing 20-db earbuds. During this course there has been some changes and it seems as though I'm either going through a spike, or my tinnitus is still figuring out where it wants to go. The second week it seemed like it was getting better, where the sound was retreating into lower swooshing, buzzing and crickets, but after the club and pub round it seems much more back to the first week whiney and high pitched place. Im hoping it will go back to the low buzzing and crickets I was able to live with the second week in.

      Still, some mornings I wake up and its like its goes away for the first half hour.

      Speaking of crickets, thats what I listen to to fall asleep. Its the best masking sound Ive found for me. This month I'm living at my brothers place, which has 2 little dogs who bark quite a bit daily. I really hope I didnt cause more damage, but I think I might have. Seeing two seperate ENT specialists next week. Will keep you postet.

      And like ceauses97 is pointing out, there arent any AM101 available in this country.
       
    9. Mister Mars
      Whistles

      Mister Mars Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/01/2016
      Also, luckily, my T seems often to go into a chirping, electrical, cricket sound around midnight or before bedtime. This is very convinient for me right now. Its what gave me the idea of crickets as a masking sound. My pitch is around 9000 - 10000 khz, and here is the link to the youtube video if anyone else is interested:
      Sleep and Relaxation Nature Sounds, Crickets...
       
    10. Mister Mars
      Whistles

      Mister Mars Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/01/2016
      So I went to ENT today and had my hearing and bloodpreassure checked. All seems good and normal. Took x-ray of my skull and was told everything looks fine. No sight of damage to the eardrum or any infection.

      Just a bunch of earwax, especially on left ear, where my T has been most prominent. Massive amounts. I was hoping this would cure my T, but now its midnight and the ringing is still there. How much time can an irritated eardrum take to heal? I'm a bit dissapointet that there was little to no difference in my ringing immidiatly after the clearing of that big amount of wax. But maybe Im being impatient.

      Going for a second ENT tomorrow. Apparantly he has some tinnitus-experience. Not exactly sure what I should ask him to look at or check out, now that I got the above things looked at. Any suggestions?
       

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