Tinnitus Distractions

Discussion in 'Support' started by LillianLexicon97, Jun 10, 2015.

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    1. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      I love puzzles. I didn't realize how much I liked them until I got T. If I never got T I would've never tried sudoku or Rubik's cube. I also love crochet. Those are just some of the ways I distract myself. I was curious to know what other people do. Granted, my T is not super loud puzzles help when I'm in a waiting room or other quiet environment. Please share your hobbies.
       
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    2. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Woodworking is relaxing.
       
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    3. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Good thread Lilly, i think these kind of things which make your mind really think is great. It helps you to learn to concentrate again and let the T fall to the background. I use to have a rubix cube don't use it much anymore, but i do a lot of LSAT practice tests which have a lot of logical, riddle type questions. I also read a lot of physics and cosmology books, which can get pretty confusing , which is a nice distraction from T.

      Other then that i think my best distraction when i needed it was physical exercise, lifting , sports, or bike riding, kayaking, hiking.

       
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    4. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      Exercising is great! I also read lots. I went through a period of finishing 250 page books in two days. I'm striving to put away 900 pages in four days.
       
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    5. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      :woot: Haha your putting me to shame over here. Thats nuts.
       
    6. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Play vide0-games which have puzzles in them, give portal 2 a go, great game.
       
    7. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      Yeah, just a crazy bibliophile :LOL:.
       
    8. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Playing with my dog, tennis, skating outside in the winter, watching sports, and eating.
       
    9. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Playing video games (for example "Clash of Clans") on IPAD can distract me for hours.
      Being outside in the garden, doing bike riding.
      Being on the soccer field doing training with my team is the best distraction.
      And watching football.
       
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    10. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      Anything that requires constant attention works best for me. Cycling, getting lost, walking through the woods or going on a 'photography safari' where I'm continually looking for interesting shapes, lines, scenes, textures etc.

      Traveling in a foreign country would be best, like when I was alone somewhere in Jakarta with just a backpack... I just couldn't do anything but 'be in the moment' and enjoy whatever was going on!

      Reading, writing or listening to music is usually good enough, though. As long as I can get in some sort of flow.
       
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    11. Chelles
      Balanced

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      Distractions are the best way to deal with tinnitus!!! I like to keep my mind occupied on bad days by going out for a walk, finding a new show to binge watch on netflix and of course shopping :).
       
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    12. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      I LOVE shopping for makeup! Or browsing Ebay for good deals.
       
    13. Chelles
      Balanced

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      Any kind of shopping is awesome!!! Just beware it can be quite addicting, especially online shopping :)
       
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    14. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      My closet is proof of it. :LOL:
       
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    15. Chelles
      Balanced

      Chelles Member Benefactor

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      04/2011
      Mine too lol I had to turn an extra bedroom into a walk in closet :D
       
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    16. Tweaker
      Sad

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Outdoor stuff is the best. I like to walk in the countryside as birdsong is a great sound therapy. Also I love to cycle as the wind noise is a good masker. I also love to play my acoustic guitar and sing along which is a great distraction. Anything that occupies the mind and has some sound helps. I struggle to read in quiet and don't like being indoors much. Even just listening to music or TV is difficult as it doesn't mask the tinnitus much.
       
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    17. s-viv
      Artistic

      s-viv Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concerts
      I always find doing stuff I enjoy masks it pretty well even when I should be hearing it.. I love lifting weights, lol the gym is noisy so I wouldn't hear it anyways.
      But, on the quiter side, I love to draw and read and I don't notice it the unless I look for it. I play guitar and listen to a lot of music as well that drowns it out even on low levels since I'm mentally preoccupied.
       
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    18. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I paint
      image.jpg
       
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    19. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Only other thing I've found helpful is walking loooong distances with my dog.
       
    20. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      Does this activity require a dog? Will it work without one? :)
       
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    21. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      That's really nice! Do you have anything else you want to show? :)
       
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    22. grate_biff
      No Mood

      grate_biff Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      aucustic trauma, benzo withdrawl or both
      *Downloading* ;) 1 &2
       
    23. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Great games! Number 2, for me, is the best one! Now 1+2=3 Half-Life 3 confirmed lol
       
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    24. grate_biff
      No Mood

      grate_biff Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      aucustic trauma, benzo withdrawl or both
      Think I have played through Halflife games about 10 times. Know every corner. Love it!
       
    25. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      They are just amazing! I just can't believe Valve aren't ever gonna finish it. It's like Shenmue 3, I'm still waiting lol
       
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    26. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      What are your favourite games aside from Half-Life?
       
    27. grate_biff
      No Mood

      grate_biff Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      aucustic trauma, benzo withdrawl or both
      I havnt played that many recently. Bear in mind Im an old man(42). But I remember I used to love the first FarCry game. The sequals are not as good I think. COD is ok. I was religous about TombRaider at some point. Used to love playing online gungames also, where you got better better and better weapons for each kill. Oh, and I loved Lemmings, when I was a kid. lol. How bout you?
       
    28. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I have too many to list. I've played too many video-games. And you're not old! You're young and still have the rest of your life yet to come.
       
    29. grate_biff
      No Mood

      grate_biff Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      aucustic trauma, benzo withdrawl or both
      Well, I used to think so too, pre T. Now I cant see how I can enjoy life anymore Im sorry to say. But I wont do anything rash until I am certain about the cause. Going to the best Specialist in Norway on T. on wednesday. Been waiting since february. If they find what I fear is true= haircell damage I will also try Trobolt even if I have to "hold up" a pharmacy before I choose to end it. One thing is curtain, I cant live with my current T. Its what occupies my mind every second of the day and it hurts, its not just annoying, it really hurts. I know you know how it is:)


      PS: Im sorry this conversation took such a depressive turn!
       
    30. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      No worries. Well, why don't you go to Spain? You can get trobalt there without a prescription.
       

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