Suicidal Feelings Because of Hyperacusis

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rose57, Jan 9, 2019.

    1. Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      For the past couple of months, I have been feeling extremely suicidal because of my hyperacusis. It's all I can think about every day. Does anybody else feel the same way? What do you do about it?
       
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    2. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      in a better place
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      yes hyperacusis with pain, AKA "noxacusis" is a total dream killer.

      Even in very mild form this condition is debilitating because of the constant ear fullness and sharp needle like pain.
      ENT's and audiologist play stupid about this condition and don't give it the proper medical research it deserves.

      Mass Eye and Ear is researching hyperacusis with pain and hopefully treatments happen sooner then never.


      How long have you had hyperacusis and what pain do you feel?
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      Thank you for understanding! I've had hyperacusis for five years now! And I just keep getting worse and worse. There seems to be no end to how much worse it can get. This is why I feel so suicidal! I don't think treatment can come soon enough. I think I might actually end up killing myself
       
    4. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      What kind of tests/results have you gotten?
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      Before I got my hyperacusis, I got an MRI. There is no way that I can get an MRI right now! It would be way too loud! I've also had CT scan of my brain and an MRI of my neck too actually. I've had a hearing test. I'm not sure what other testing would be helpful. I am extremely sensitive to electrical frequencies! All electrical of frequencies hurt immensely! Which is why sound therapy did not work for me. It's been so bad that I haven't been able to even tolerate a single sentence out of someone's mouth
       
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    6. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Can you say what the results of these tests were?
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      All of the tests came out normal. What kind of testing do you think I need to get? Or what results should be expected?
       
    8. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      QEEG test.
      Other than than you have to wear ear plugs whenever you feel even a bit uncomfortable.

      Don’t listen to people telling you you need to expose to normal sounds. No. What you need is your cochlea to be free of sounds to give it a chance to heal for months. If you need anything let me know I’ve dealt with hyper for 4 years now, good luck.
       
    9. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      CT of the temporal bone area to show your ear may reveal bone issues.
      Are you comfortable posting your audiogram? (you can blank out personal info)
       
    10. 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.
      Yes, I get suicidal over my H.......but most often it is because I am convinced it will get worse......or that's what my mind/anxiety thinks......and what then?!

      I honestly, in no way, can't see myself living a life with extreme H...........so I have to have a back-up exit plan, if I ever were so unfortuned to end with with an extreme kind (knock on wood that it won't happpen!)
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      I know what you mean about people telling you to expose yourself to normal sounds! It doesn't help at all! That just makes me worse! What is the QEEG?
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      I would post my audio gram but I can't find it! I think I lost it!

      TheDanishgirl, I know what you mean about needing a back up plan in case you get worse! That is one of my biggest fears! I definitely can't stand my noise sensitivity getting any more worse than it is currently.
       
    13. 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.
      Why was my post funny @Rose57 ? :(
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      Oops, sorry! I did that on accident! My vision is pretty bad as well as my hearing!
       
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    15. 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.
      Oh.....I did think it could be an accident. thanks for clearing that up, that it was :)
       
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    16. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Moss, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma and or benzo withdrawal
      Did you test your hearing >8000 Hz?
       
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      Rose57

      Rose57 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash, concussion and acoustic trauma
      I'm not sure actually. Sounds like a good question. Why do you ask?
       

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