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Discussion in 'Support' started by Emil Mikalsen, Apr 4, 2014.

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    1. Emil Mikalsen
      Curious

      Emil Mikalsen Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      10.2013 - concert
      Hello
      I can sleep just fine without any masking sounds, but should i? could my brain learn to hear the T if i sleep in a silent room? :confused:
       
    2. object16
      Magical

      object16 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      if u can sleep fine, that means u are lucky and have mild tinnitus. take every precaution with ur hearing now, to prevent it from getting worse. trust me, i know, mine did get worse, and it caused all sorts of problems: no sleep, suicidal, etc.
      i would suggest sleeping with QUIET music in your bedroom, or with QUIET restful rain sound track, that u can get on CD, and put on repeat play. it is possible u can train ur brain to get rid of it, while it is mild, but u MUST prevent it from getting worse.
       
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    3. Emil Mikalsen
      Curious

      Emil Mikalsen Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      10.2013 - concert
      It has been off and on for maybe a month now, so it might be getting better or at least it feels like it. I do my best to avoid loud noises :) I did sleep with my computer on at first, but once i started turning it off at night my T decreased in sound level i feel like, maybe there is hope for me after all :)
       
    4. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      I've been sleeping without masking for a year. Often background masking occurs - e.g., the furnace or AC kicks on - but when the sound shuts off and I'm in silence I'm not affected by the changes. I'm glad I can go without masking, it's jus tone less thing I need to worry about, and that works for me.
       
    5. MikeA
      Curious

      MikeA Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      I assume you are asking how to best habituate, which you may already have already achieved and/or it is not needed in your case. If so I suggest you read up on the various strategies. Most are centered on daytime actions. I believe the general consensus is that sound in the bedroom should be at a level where the T is just barely audible over the masking sound. But I agree that habituation may be improved by minimizing masking sounds at times. I've begun to do this myself. Doing so, I presume, is likely only truly applicable for those that do not have loud intrusive T. Hope this helps.
       
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    6. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      object16 is correct. Take EVERY precaution to protect your ears.
       
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    7. Rog

      Rog Member

      Location:
      NY and Brazil
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Was it loud before? Did it go low?
       
    8. Emil Mikalsen
      Curious

      Emil Mikalsen Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      10.2013 - concert
      That depends as loud to me might not be loud to another, but i'd say yes. I could hear it even while taking the bus, now i don't really hear it most of the time or it doesn't really bother me. And now days it's mostly only in my left ear it feels like.

      what's weird is that for 2-3 weeks it might almost be gone then for another 2-3 weeks it's back again to the point where i can hear the ringing sound.
       

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