Please Provide Perspective on Tinnitus Spiking Easily — Pivotal Job Decision

Discussion in 'Support' started by GBB, Jan 17, 2021.

    1. Aaron91
      Gloomy

      Aaron91 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/headphones/concerts - Hyperacusis from motorbike
      Thank you. Likewise I'm sorry you have also joined this club none of us ever asked to become part of. What did you decide in the end?
       
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      AUTHOR
      GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I decided not to move forward with the position. It might be possible with lots of suffering but the answer to my problems right now is not more money.
       
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    3. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Deep down, I think you always knew this.
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I will regret not being able to do it, but not my decision to recognize my suffering and prioritize my health; the opportunity was taken from me, in the end it was hardly a choice at all.
       
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    5. DavidTyl

      DavidTyl Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
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    6. Zugzug

      Zugzug Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Autoimmune hyperacusis from Sjogren's Syndrome
      For what it's worth, here's what happened to me. I fought tooth and nail for the job I wanted -- with chronic illness. I ended up getting it, bought a house, and was ready to start. My chronic illness flared up and spread to my inner ears, giving me severe, disabling hyperacusis. I had to suspend starting my job.

      Flash forward 3 months and I was experiencing an upswing (still had severe hyperacusis though). I met with my employer (who totally understood my position) and they gave me the choice between not working and working part-time.

      The old me, the one that was ambitious, wanted me to take the part-time work in hopes of keeping my job. The rational me knew that my situation was highly unstable. I went with not working.

      Sure enough, within a few weeks, my disease increased again, validating my decision. From the sounds of it, you do not appear to be in a position to seek out a major promotion at work. It's frustrating though because the old you wanted it so bad. It sucks -- it's like admitting to yourself how bad things really are.

      Then again, you appear to have money, and thanks to my wife, I do too. We are lucky that this is a pride issue and not a "go hungry" issue.
       
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    7. aot
      Depressed

      aot Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably noise induced, worsened due to noise exposur + flu
      Respectfully, isn't that almost every job in the world, though?
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I'm sorry to hear something similar happened to you, though I could infer based on your condition it must have been and remains "tough" (haha, what an understatement). I have savings but it is primarily a factor of living at home - I'm not well equipped right now to live independently in a high cost of living city, which this role would have afforded me. So for the present although it is not a question of hunger, as with all of us, I've still got pretty big problems.
       
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    9. Poseidon65

      Poseidon65 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud live music show
      Sorry it came to this.

      Specific opportunities aside, I hope that in time, your health is such that you feel ready for a big job again.
       
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    10. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Take the job lmao. I don’t want to put this the wrong way, but I have the most fearful job here, working in a bike shop is the scariest thing when you have tinnitus. Any random moment, boom! You just hear the mechanic go ooops I blew up another tire. Lmao I’m literally screwed because I have been working here my whole life and plan to take it over because it’s my parents’ company. If I wore earplugs, I couldn’t hear the customers and they would get upset. At least nobody here has to deal with random shotgun blasts at any moment, it’s horrible.

      Tomorrow when I go back to work I’m wearing hearing protection. I don’t care anymore. Your ears are the most important thing. So unless you are in a bike shop, using crazy noisy power tools, a cop, or a shooting instructor, take the job.
       
    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I already turned it down.
       
    12. weab00
      Gloomy

      weab00 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      nunya
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      some good mf music
      A lot of people in this thread are conflating tinnitus and hyperacusis. Working with hyperacusis is a different beast entirely to working with (non-reactive) tinnitus.
       
    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      Ya, if my tinnitus didn’t react to things I’d probably not even be on this site to be honest. I’d just put on music or an air purifier and call it a day.
       
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    14. cruise
      Relaxed

      cruise Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @GBB, did you start the job? Please give us an update!
       
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