The Tinnitus Euthanasia Story of Gaby Olthuis — Questions for Interview with Her Mother

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Hazel, Nov 3, 2018.

    1. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Manager Staff Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      Hey there! Interesting question. I do recall that it was one of the questions on our list (we solicited questions from the forum beforehand), but there were so many questions that I had to downside considerably. So in the end I only asked generally what treatments she tried or considered, and her mother did not mention this as being one. Having said that, I could definitely confirm with Joan; this one will go on my list of follow-up questions for her :)

      I also wonder whether it would even be possible (in most countries) to find a doctor willing to perform this operation? I guess if you're desperate enough you could always find one, but the whole thing would become even more risky.
       
    2. gorzakus

      gorzakus Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ?
      Risky yes, but considering her choice to get euthanized there is no option that is worse in the end.
      Did she have kids?
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Manager Staff Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      Yeah, indeed. She had two kids who were teenagers at the time. Joan did not want to discuss them during the interview.
       
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    4. gorzakus

      gorzakus Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ?
      I understand, thanks for the information.
      En bedankt om je tijd en moeite hier in te steken!
       
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    5. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustical trauma
      If there is a neurological version of hyperacusis defined as chronic ear fullness then I don't know if cutting the auditory nerve would solve it? Just hypothesizing.
       

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