Quiet — I Love the Silence

Discussion in 'Support' started by ashley, May 11, 2014.

    1. ashley

      ashley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I love the silence. Just laying in bed with the silence after a long day is absolutely amazing (in my opinion.) I really do miss it so much, since my tinnitus is constant and I rarely if ever have relief from it. My question is this:

      What do you all do when you miss the silence?
      How do you cope with that?

      I think my new life motto is never take silence for granted.
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    2. jchinnis

      jchinnis Member

      USA: Northern Virginia and Seattle area
      Tinnitus Since:
      It took a long time, but I came to enjoy silence again. I guess it's a bit like viewing a beautiful sunset through dirty glasses, but it still works.
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    3. Sherri786

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Yes miss silence a lot , specially during nature walks !
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    4. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      If you manage to habitutate, you will actually be able to enjoy silence again. From my own experience, this is possible. Now my situation is different of course with this new H that i got i november. But before, when T was all I had, I had no problem at all being in silence. I didnt notice my T because I was so habituated to it. The T was only there when I tried to activly listen to it. And it could go years between the moments I thought about, and listened to my T.

      You will be fine, just let habituation take it's time :)
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    5. Sean

      Sean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Ashley ..that's the question I ask my self every day !
      My biggest hobby was silence mediation and t took it away from me .i do try to sit in silence with white noise in the background . white noise is some what less annoying so it's not all that bad .
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    6. I who love music

      I who love music Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I hate to say this... but many days I don't hear my T until I come here. That's OK, I always learn something.
      You asked about coping. I shoved T way out of my mind and my ears, by NEVER measuring the T. I only measure my response to it. You'll see that over and over in my posts. It works for me. My T is loud. Once it drove me almost nuts, but after 40 years of it, it's no more than a hangnail or a little stone in my shoe.
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    7. Sean

      Sean Member

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      Thank you for this post . I am so glad even though your T is loud ..it's not bothering you as much .

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