Three Hours of Silence

Discussion in 'Support' started by Carlo, Jul 6, 2014.

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    1. Carlo
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      Carlo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Yesterday evening I was vegging out on the couch, watching a movie, wearing headphones. When I took them off, I felt something strange. After few seconds I realized my T was gone. I mean gone. I closed the window and stood in the room focusing on T, but... nothing (I have unilateral T at left ear). Nothing. I could not believe it. I spent the next three hours enjoying a total silence, something I forgot. It was so amazing!
      But I had the feeling that the wonderful silence couldn't last long, in fact this morning T came back as usual...
      I don't know why it happened. I am not on any therapy, every now and then I take some supps or vitamins. Yesterday I had a normal day at work, I felt not so tired. I had the same usual amount of coffeine (couples of expressos). The level of the sound through the headphones was low. That's all I can say.
       
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    2. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      That is wonderful. :)
       
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    3. earsnothappy

      earsnothappy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2014
      I'm jealous! I miss silence. Hopefully it's a sign of some healing and maybe it'll go...
       
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    4. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      I was thinking about silence the other day and realized it was rare in the world until over the past 75 years or so. Homes are built and insulated better than any time in history. Sitting around a quite house thinking and listening to your T is the worst thing anyone can do.
       
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    5. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      It is a good sign your silence may come back more frequent. The main thing is to not supply any more negative reaction to T, and best is not to either bother with it. Let T be. Let the rest of your life be. Tje less stress about T, the better. When there is a truce bewteen T and you, time will be the magic wand to create such periods pf silence. Congrats. Hope more good time will come for you.
       
    6. Carlo
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      Carlo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Thank you @billie48 if only I could find out the reason of this break a second after I'd share the info on this wonderful forum
       
    7. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      There was more silence in the past. No. Industrialization, no cars, planes,tv,radio. Mostly horses and trains for transport.
       
    8. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      The natural sounds of nature from weather, wildlife and insects. It was rare to have the kind of silence we can encapsulate ourselves in today such as a well insulated home. Before the modernization of housing, not even caves where silent enough due to air draft. What do most people mask their T with today? Mostly recorded sounds of nature and white noise.
       
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    9. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      I wonder how people in the past got relief from their tinnitus? Beethoven
      Use to pour buckets of cold water over his head.
       
    10. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hard to say if you ever will know the reason. Tinnitus is so mysterious. But that you had this experience, even for only three hours, and it made You happy is what is important. I thank you for sharing. I have had tinnitus for about as long as you. So knowing this is possible made me happy, too.
       
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    11. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      If I remember correctly, he played music to probably cope and then mysteriously pasted away in his 40's. There where probably hundreds of thousands of undocumented people with T when gun powder was introduced to the world. People spent more time outside with natural masking than indoors like we do today. Think about how many talk about T today bothers them the most at home in a quiet room and not so much when they're busy and especially outside?
       
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    12. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      Beethoven lived into his fifties. Mozart died in his forties. Fifth symphony
      Is inspired By a bird , probably used nature for masking?
       
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    13. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      My guess is people in the past just learned to live with it. Suffering with various ailments was a regular part of life even in the civilized world, before modern medicine. There was no expectation that you could take a pill, or have a surgery, to make things better in most situations. Darwin had tinnitus, and a host of other miserable chronic conditions, for most of his adult life. He didn't let it stop him from making difficult voyages to unexplored places, and doing research that changed the world.
       
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    14. Floyd Mayweather
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      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      Yeah, I got that too recently. I did 100 pushups a few days ago and after I had 100% silence for the first time since I got Tinnitus. The silence lasted for around an hour but came back eventually.
       
    15. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      I just did a little running and got some relief. Makes me wonder.
       
    16. Roger

      Roger Member

      Location:
      Perth, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Hey Carlo, what a wonderful thing to happen! All the best to you. Rog
       
    17. wagonwheel
      Brooding

      wagonwheel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2014
      I have a few seconds of silence every morning just as I wake up and its bliss :) then the T kicks in:(
       
    18. Floyd Mayweather
      Bored

      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      Probably a change in blood pressure affects the noise levels of Tinnitus. My Tinnitus always gets louder when I lie down.
       

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