Please Create Your Success Story Instead of Just Leaving

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by RobertFahey, Dec 11, 2018.

    1. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Bullshit. I used to love silence. It's how I would relax. Sure an anechoic chamber is a bit extreme and you would start hearing your bodily functions more, but I would hear zero ringing in such a place before my ears were damaged.

      I vividly remember my last time enjoying silence before getting tinnitus: it had just snowed heavily, and for whatever reason I decided to go for a walk at 11:00pm in the snow. No cars on the road, the only sound was the sound of my breath and the sound of my feet in the soft snow. Snow absorbs sound so it makes it much more quiet after a fresh snow. I would seek out places like those, silence was my sanctuary.
       
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    2. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      This is a truly lovely descriptive, Alue. I have many such memories.
       
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    3. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hmm, I dunno. I grew up on about the quietest place on earth (maybe why I hate tinnitus) and I don't remember ever hearing any kind of noise in my ears pre tinnitus even in the very very quietest atmospheres.
       
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    4. Kelvin

      Kelvin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Work
      Oh yes...Snow at night makes the whole world so wonderfully peaceful. No cars, no kids and no sound bouncing around...just deadened snowy bliss...oh and the unfortunate wasp in my head :mad: Its still a special moment and I am damned if anything will take it away. Beautiful thoughts @Alue
       
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      RobertFahey

      RobertFahey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe sinus infection
      Sirhand, just add it to the list of “I wish I were young again” laments — and move on. Surely you’ve improved in some ways, even if you’ve lost “silence.”
       
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    6. sirhand
      Jaded

      sirhand Member

      Location:
      Bethlehem, PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/20/2018 4:30 pm
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      4 hour (apparently too loud) headphone session
      I'm doing fine, I'm habituated. But yeah, silence is definitely a thing that I loved more than most people. I've always treasured how sensitive my ears got at night. I loved how any little noise would half-wake me up. It sounds strange I know but I loved it. If it would rain I would wake up and enjoy that sound and enjoy falling asleep again a minute later.
      The only upside to getting tinnitus is sounds that used to annoy my are now trivial in comparison.
       
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    7. vinceVv

      vinceVv Member

      Location:
      Essex, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Antidepressants

      Have people really commited suicide from tinnitus? I know I thought I felt suicidal, briefly at first. The vast majority of the time now I just can make it bug me. It like even now, its vague fridge like electrical hum, its the sound of the air. Its weird, I've forgotten how much it used to bug me. I didnt sleep with out zopiclone for a whole month after.
       
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    8. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Yes, they have. Tinnitus, especially in combination with pain hyperacusis, can be very debilitating. Look up Gaby Olthuis from the Netherlands, she was allowed euthanasia. You asking this question shows how little the world knows about tinnitus... And you even have it yourself. I'm not sure you know how loud tinnitus can be and that it can stay on that level...
       
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    9. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
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    10. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes, Bill, sadly he did. From what others have said he had other problems however. By all accounts he was a very kind and helpful member and I was glad to see the money raised in his name.
       
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    11. Benoves

      Benoves Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      26-9-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknow possibly noise trauma
      How do you know?
       
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    12. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I think one of the forum members used Facebook to get in touch with his family.
       
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    13. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Because his parents notified the community of his suicide? As for him being a good person... Who knows for sure :dunno:
       
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    14. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I am going by posts I saw on the forum from members who appeared to know him well.
       
    15. Benoves

      Benoves Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      26-9-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknow possibly noise trauma
      I didn't know it was suicide. I thought the family notified the community of his death.
       
    16. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      No, Danny Boy's death was ruled as sudden adult death syndrome by the coroner. I have confirmed this with Danny's family.

      It wasn't suicide.
       
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    17. Benoves

      Benoves Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      26-9-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknow possibly noise trauma
      Thanks for the answer @Markku. I was wondering about his death a long time. To me he wasn't the kind of guy to take his own life.
       
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    18. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      You're a jerk regardless. Everytime I see your posts I am reminded that your tinnitus has faded significantly and I hate you a little more.
       
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    19. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      At least he died in his sleep...
       
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    20. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      I'm sorry I'll listen to some loud music right now.
       
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    21. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      That's more like it!
       
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    22. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      I originally wrote my success story when I started to adjust to my T back in 2015. I decided to take a leave from the forum and focus a bit more on my getting my life back on track.

      I do think that it's important to post these success stories, as they do serve as a great source of strength for people who are looking some in their time of need. I can certainly attest to reading "Darkness into Light" many times over when I needed an extra boost in my own time of need :).

      Overall since my success story, I've been doing really great. I completed my schooling, had the opportunity to work a couple dream jobs in my field, and have a more active social life now. I still have my good days and my bad days, but the bad days seem to be less. Recently, I dealt with a bit of a bump in the road with a spike, but overall it seems to be a bit better now.

      If there's one thing that I've learned, is that you need to do "what's comfortable for you in regards to protection". Also, there is no guide book for this, and we are all learning and adapting the best we can. Bumps in the road will happen, and you just have to try and manage and move forward the best you can.

      No one has all the answers, especially with these conditions. The best we can do is try and support each other and push for more research to help develop more treatments for T and H in the future :).
       
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    23. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I had no idea. I'm afraid I was going by lots of posts I had read on here previously. It is very tragic either way.
       
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    24. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustical trauma
      amen to this, it's not total silence. it's about being able to enjoy minimal ambient noises in quiet and just relax.


      Having abnormal electronic noises preceived in your ears and head is a totally different concept from that. TRT shills are still milking this argument of the silent chamber being the same.
       
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    25. Manny
      Sad

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      Yup. Shrieking inside of your head is absolutely nothing like a bit of passing rustling wind. Why is this even a discussion.
      TRTers straw manning AF.
       
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    26. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      German 'tinnitus clinics' will tell you that "Tinnitus is never louder than the sound of a leaf falling to the ground" because they believe that most people's tinnitus is only 15db... even if that's true, there's a difference between having 15db right in your head/ears and hearing a leaf fall to the ground. Hope they all get some karma for the damage they're doing to actual sufferers.
       
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    27. Manny
      Sad

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      "Somebody bumping into you doesn't harm you, so a train running you over won't make any difference either"
      - literally TRTers' argument
      Not only straw man. I don't even know what this one is called?
       
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    28. Manny
      Sad

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      Yup. And pitch makes a ALL the difference too!! (at least for me)
      And, I have some bad news. I don't think it's just Germany...but I get it, you may be speaking from experience.
      I'm sorry you had to deal with that BS, on top of everything else of course!!
       
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    29. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      My audiologist here in Denmark told me something alike: that tinnitus is only measured(?) at about 9-13 db, and it can't get worse........There was other stuff that made me stop going to her after only a couple of visits, but that was a really significant reason.
       
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    30. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      "Tinnitus never gets louder than a leaf hitting the ground, the leaf just hits the ground closer."
       
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