Tinnitus for 62 Years, Originally Caused by Gunfire — Current Problem Is with Sleeping

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    1. DnDavid

      DnDavid Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1956
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1-rifle fire(1956),2-jack hammer(2009),3-dentist 10/2018
      I have had tinnitus for 62 years originally caused by gunfire.

      Up until 10 years ago it was not a big problem. Then there was major jackhammer activity where I lived. After several months with the use of ear plugs and white noise generator, it was controlled until 3 weeks ago after a visit to the dentist.

      Current problem
      Whistle during the day which is corrected at bedtime (12 am) with white noise generator. However, at 3 or 4 AM the whistle has disappeared but is replaced by loud best described as white noise generated in the ear which stays until next morning (10 am) at which time the cycle is repeated.

      Problem is sleeping after waking up (3 am) due to ear generated noise.

      Any solutions or comments?
       
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    2. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      yeah just stay up and obsessively cruise tinnitustalk.com until the sun comes up like I did this morning.

      Maybe try some light exercise before bed, drink a little booze perhaps?
       
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    3. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      tinnitus is actually a brain generated noise caused by damage to the inner ear.
      http://www.frequencytx.com/

      good news is that medicine for hearing loss is in a clinical and it may help reduce tinnitus and improve hearing.
       
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    4. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England,
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @DnDavid ,
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
      You could try Melatonin or other natural sleep aids or a low dose Antidepressant for sleep long term.
      I'm sure you will be a great support to other members as you have had tinnitus many years.
      love glynis
       
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    5. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Are you able to sleep without a noise generator? I have found sleeping in silence and even with earplugs helps me even though it makes your tinnitus seem louder in the absence of noise.

      I sometimes have a hard time falling asleep after waking up in the middle of the night as well.
       
    6. Kelvin

      Kelvin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Work
      @DnDavid
      I find Melatonin OR L-tryptophan both help when things get HISSY...
      Its just a matter of trying.
      When all else fails Vodka is good friend.
      I hope you get some relief
       
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    7. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      try alcohol free Passion flower drops.
       
    8. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      I do this way more than I'd like to admit. fml
       
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    9. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Did your t fluctuate much in those62 years?
       
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    10. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Large caliber rifles/machine guns and loud Music/clubs
      @DnDavid

      I have a good setup that plays very high pitched crickets sounds in my bedroom and play this all night and this helps sleeping

      my T is also from shooting rifles and assault weapons mostly, in the military and then as a hobby ...but I overdid it obviously

      I bought a FOSTEX horn tweeter - those can put very high frequency, good quality sounds and linked to my powerful amp and the sound source is the MyNoise "summer night” app on the Iphone - the android version is different and not as good
       

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