Poll: If Your Tinnitus Went Away, What Would You Do?

Discussion in 'Support' started by GSC, Apr 6, 2019.

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If your tinnitus went away, what would you do?

  1. Take it as a lesson learned, and completely remove myself from all things dealing with tinnitus.

  2. Make it known that you had a tinnitus remission, stick around and advocate.

  3. Never speak a word of it, and leave Tinnitus Talk.

  4. Never speak a word of it, nor aid others on Tinnitus Talk.

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    1. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      I'm curious, sue me.
       
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    2. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      Daniel Toh's lawyers
       
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    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      He has to wait until I'm a billionaire so I can fight back.
       
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    4. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Go back to normal life and enjoy music. Cherish it.
       
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    5. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      @GSC "Take it as a lesson learned" - what lesson would that be?
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Maybe it would be different from person to person. Varying on how deeply people were affected by Tinnitus, and such. Or maybe if it was self-inflicted in some instances and to protect and cherish your ears. How dangerous loud noise can be. How loud every day noises are - how stress can manifest itself if you aren't careful. I don't know, I feel like each lesson learned could be a personal one for each person.
       
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    7. Manny
      Dead

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      I don't know, but maybe I'd remove myself entirely from anything tinnitus (excepting contact with T friends) for six months or so just to LIVE, then return to advocate and things of that sort.
       
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    8. Artemis2K
      Kick ass

      Artemis2K Member Benefactor

      Location:
      South Carolina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I had tinnitus for as long as I can remember. Got bad later.
      I'd stick around and when I get wealthy enough I will build the most badass headphones and earpieces that don't got passed 80 dB and sell them on the market. That is, unless politicians make it so sound devices can't be over 80 dB, then I'd be wasting my time.
       
    9. Raphael7713
      Alone

      Raphael7713 Member

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden.
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 14, 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      At first I thought that if my T goes away, I'm getting hell out of this place for good, don't want anything to do with this place. But then I promised myself that I will still be here with or without T, to help people, specially people that are new to tinnitus. This place is not that bad actually. Lots of strong and smart people and wonderful people, and you learn a lot. it's a good community.
       
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    10. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      I honestly don’t know what I would do? I would love to say I would stick around and help others (I would definitely do a success story and stick around for a while to answer questions) but I think I would be terrified to think about it coming back and being on here would add to my anxiety, I always think as well would we have some type of PTSD if it did go?

      Ps I would definitely run around naked while playing music (still at a reasonable volume of course) crying my eyes out with pure joy and happiness.
       
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    11. Drone Draper
      Jaded

      Drone Draper Member

      Location:
      U.K.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL, ETD and work stress
      I would stick around, probably create a YouTube video to reach an audience of nubees and try to help in any way I can.
       
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    12. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      :LOL::LOL::LOL:

      And...the mornings off to a great start! Thanks, Jcb.:huganimation:
       
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    13. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      SE Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      Smile, sit somewhere in nature and listen to sounds, listen to soul music quietly, regain my brain from the damage its endured, play with my kids as I always do, cry as I always do, cherish freedom from the tyranny of tinnitus, and like Drone Draper said... help other sufferers.

      Not just move on and forget, but reach out and help, pay back free of charge. Wake up without being greeted by noise, sex without tinnitus, hugs without tinnitus, my lord the possibilities are endless. I'll settle with a reduction for starters, and the PTSD is a doozy, that's what I am focusing on now.

      Typical Daniel, rambling all over the place.
       
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    14. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Yep! That you would do. :LOL::ROFL:
       
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    15. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      Waaaaaaa soooo would nobody else be running around naked and dancing to some cheesy music.... just me then :cautious:
       
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    16. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      Come on guys, I’m sure everybody would want to do this :cool:
       
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    17. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      Just you, I think.:LOL:

      The rest of us would need proof, though. Perhaps you could record the moment and then share it with us!:rockingbanana:
       
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    18. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      That’s a deal :D when and if that happens I will video it and post it here, even more of a scary thought is that it will be in HD :watching:
       
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    19. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Bahahaha
      :popcorndrink:
      Waiting for the show!!!!!!!
       
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    20. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      First two from the top.

      I would take much better care of my ears in the future as it seems I failed miserably.

      I would also spread the word about dangers of Tinnitus, share my own experiences and tell about this site.

      This is such an underrated condition. Even I didn't understand before T, how horrible this is.
       
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    21. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Well, I'm not doing much differently at all now in my life, I just have far less stress and am sleeping better.
       
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    22. 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.
      Shortly after T-onset I made a heartfelt bargain/vow to the universe that if I ever got rid of T, I would do my best to still help and advocate for the cause, and I plan to stick to that promise.

      I wouldnt be on TT everyday as I am now, though. I would take periods off, but I would not reject and walk away from the T community.
       
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    23. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      It would be a show, maybe not a show you would want to watch but you won’t be able to look away :D
       
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    24. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      “HD ?? - OH NO !!”
       
    25. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I would probably just find something else to feel bad about honestly
       
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    26. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      temporarily banished from this plane of existence.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill

      maybe an anhedonic treadmill, in that case?

      I'd spent a lot less time here and have a somewhat overall higher quality of life; I don't think much else would change at this point. I am past the point of having time or desire to go to more than the 1-3 concerts a year I go to as is. Maybe I'd get a louder bike?
       
    27. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Kind of surprised at how many people would just bounce and never look back. Not even to find tinnitus research.
       
    28. newbieT

      newbieT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Wheres the option 5:

      Forget how you got here. Start shooting guns and playing in a band and end up back in a few years
       
    29. CMIH

      CMIH Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      I can tell you what I would not do. I would not take my good hearing for granted. What I would do is protect it from loud noise very carefully.
       

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