Tinnitus for 8 Months Now, Mostly Habituated — I Still Feel Like It All Sucks

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tezcatlipoca, Mar 1, 2021.

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NIHL from headphones: Do you think I have good chances to recover to the "quiet room stage"?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. No way to know

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    1. Tezcatlipoca

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      My tinnitus started on June 29th 2020. Since then I've been reading this forum to feel like I wasn't so alone.

      I'd say I'm good now, no more panic attacks and I've accepted my fate.

      Hopefully some of the new drugs in the pipeline gives us some relief, any amount, we are due for a break.

      I can always talk if someone needs/wants to, just DM me.
       
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    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      You are making good progress. Tinnitus can take up to two years to habituate. If your tinnitus was caused by exposure to loud noise. I advise you not to use headphones, earbuds or headsets even at low volume.
       
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    3. arcanesystem
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      arcanesystem Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown; Possibly noise-induced
      I voted 'yes' above because though some may disagree, I believe that if you protect your ears as well as your health, at some point you will at least be able to habituate and become comfortable being in a silent room. The fact that you no longer have panic attacks is a sign of great progress. I'm sure you'll get there.
       
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      Tezcatlipoca

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      @Michael Leigh, thanks Michael, no more headphones as long as I'm alive. I've been making some progress very very slowly, since I don't expose myself to loud noise of any type.

      The tinnitus is less reactive and loud than what it used to be.
       
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      Tezcatlipoca

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      I got tinnitus some 8 months ago. I immediately found this forum (yet didn't join) and became anxious after everyone seemed to be talking about how their hyperacusis was so debilitating. I braced myself and waited but the beast never came.

      Does anyone might know why I didn't develop hyperacusis? I got tinnitus from headphone use. I'm a 23-year-old man.
       
    6. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      Most people who get tinnitus don't get hyperacusis. So it's not surprising you didn't get hyperacusis.
       
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      Tezcatlipoca

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      Thanks, I already feel pretty comfortable being in a silent room, I've found I make better progress/have less spikes if I am in a silent environment.
       
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      Tezcatlipoca

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      Oh I didn't know that, lucky me I guess, that sucks for the few that do get hyperacusis.
       
    9. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      If you keep to your word and never ever use headphones, earbuds, headsets again even at low volume, keep away from loud sounds from speakers at home, clubs, concerts even when wearing earplugs, I am confident you will make a very good recovery. It is quite possible for your tinnitus to reduce to a very low level and what you call reactiveness will eventually go away. Click on the links below and read my posts.

      Take care you will be fine just give it time.
      Michael

      Tinnitus, A Personal View | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
      Hyperacusis, As I See It | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
       
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      Tezcatlipoca

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      Thanks for the kind words and advice @Michael Leigh, I've kept to my word and I'll continue to do so, I do hope to achieve the "very low level" tinnitus, even if it takes me years. Your assurance means a lot.
       
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    11. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      It won't take years so don't worry, you'll be fine... take care...
       
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