Tinnitus Gone

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by norwaygirl, Mar 2, 2018.

    1. Iluvsaturdays

      Iluvsaturdays Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      8 poSible causes
      Norwaygirl made a comment about sounds being 'ear magnets' . Some friends and I played with an app that shows you how different ages lose their ability to hear different pitches . This conversation stemmed from students in school having a cell phone on with a pitch that teachers can't hear. Younger people hear the pitch older people don't . Anyway, we did this test where you hit the button of the gradually increasing pitch when you start to hear it. It was interesting because the youngest ones in the group heard it first the older people heard it later . I did this about 5 times over two days. my friend thinks that my tinnitus might have happened around that time because of that. On my list of probable causes for tinnitus that is number 900 way far below antibiotics or something putting physical pressure on nerves around the neck area Etc . It was actually a pretty cool app. Hope it did initiate tinnitus but if it did, maybe it is equally reversible somehow. Thoughts??? Is this a neurologist issue?
       
    2. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      Mine seems to be gone too! I'm not making a separate post yet, since I want to be sure. But this is day 3 of waking up T free! I don't know if I just habituated or its actually gone? Either way, I'm cool with this result. Got mine from anti-depressants I think 6 months ago. It's amazing what the brain can overcome eh?
       
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    3. john paul
      English

      john paul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Would be interested to know how norway girl got the T in the first place? Ive been thinking about theory surrounding habituation. Its seems to me that hearing is much like a landscape or a soundscape in this case. With things in the foreground and things in the background. It got me thinking about trying hear into the distance instead of the for front to ignore the T. This then got me onto those magic eye pictures where you look at the picture in a certain way and eventually your brain sees the image. Once your brain is tuned in on how to do it they pop up easily. Maybe habituation is like trying to hear the soundscape like you look at the magic eye pics.
       
    4. illegalmonkey77
      Fine

      illegalmonkey77 Member

      Location:
      New Hampshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/20/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely due to fluid in ears, and then it just stuck around.
      What kind of things did you do that helped, or did you not really do anything and it took care of itself? I'm very curious about what people do to cope or get over the T.

      Mine has been very stable for the last couple weeks. I can predict how it's going to sound pretty much all day. It doesn't make it any less annoying but I'm trying to tell myself it's a good thing and keep hoping it just goes away, since I honestly don't think anything major caused it.
       
    5. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I lived my life the exact same way as I did before. I listened to this track on repeat all night so I could sleep:
      MOST POWERFUL TINNITUS SOUND THERAPY 1...


      Kept working out, going on runs, and just keeping my mind busy. I read lots of stories of people sitting around in their misery and it scared me. People said their lives changed permanently, and I said to myself EF THAT noise, i ain't going to let this thing control my entire life.

      So for me, living life exactly as I did before did the trick. Also, I wear hearing aids which seems to have really really helped. It masked the screaming T enough to where I could tune it out. Then bed time came around, I played that youtube clip all night while sleeping.

      Anyway, this combo got rid of the anxiety and I stopped paying attention to it. Now, it feels like it really is gone! I try listening for it, and I just can't find it anymore. Again, T is a weird animal, I've avoided creating a post until I know for sure. Going to give it about a month before I write a success story for everyone.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      It wass a buzzing/static noise. Screeching at times, like a static signal.
       
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    7. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      I also Hear static noise, but I also Hear these other Sounds.. I guess mine won't go away Like yours... IT seems that for IT to go away, IT has to be static
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      Positive thinking is a big help, I didn't have much of that back then :ROFL: Exactly, just always try to focus on other things. Yes, it's present anyway, but do your best to train/force your mind onto other things despite it. That's the key of it all because this won't come easy. Turn on the radio immediately as you wake up for example, or do anything else you can think of to distract yourself. And be aware it can take a very long time and that it's probably going to be very hard (but not impossible!).

      Yeah, I'm very social and that's why I tried to train myself going back to pubs and bars because it would give me so much joy to be out and about, not necessarily with friends even but just amongst others and low chatter. I try to respect my ears now, though. Today I had a glass of red wine at a quiet bar after work and that's a good fix for the rest of the work week (the social venue, not the alcohol... I think.. haha).
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      No, I know of others who have had a spectre of other sounds and habituated. Plus, mine wasn't always static, all though that was the "base" of it. Sometimes it paired with a bell-like sound, and a weird hum, almost the same type you can hear from a computer fan.
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      Exactly!! It's so important not to give up. I think that's what throws people off. When I thought I was getting better, it would still come around and I'd feel so defeated. I thought it was taking forever. It's important not to ever stop!
       
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    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      You sound exactly like me a few months ago... I feel ya! Seriously, I know exactly how you feel. It alternated to my left and right ear, and I can relate to the electrical hissing sound. Lovely :X3: I didn't get sleep at all the first few weeks. Then I started sleeping a few hours each night which felt like a blessing. I don't function without sleep. It's my biggest love! To me, I could barely manage a few seconds focusing on other sounds/things in the beginning. It took forever. I also felt really low and that I wanted to reach out and not feel so anxious and suffocated by it. We can write to each other in the inbox if you want. I'll offer any help I can, and know that I'm here for you all though not physically. I know how hard it is. You're not alone! :huganimation:
       
    12. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      Yes that exactly what I’m trying to do and will do be postive, have my up and down days but I’m ok with that for now. Don’t mind hard work so I’ll do almost anything to try and help myself. I’m always trying to disctract myself with most things, I’ve got a few weeks off so gonna to try and concentrate on different things as well as binge watch some tv shows haha
      I’ve only had one drink since ive had this not that I was a big drinker anyway. But hopefully I’ll ease my way back in to going out to some pubs/restaurants and see how I go (if I’m uncomfortable with the sound/volume of the place I’ll have no issues leaving I’m not leaving anything to chance) thanks for the reply again it’s nice of you to reply to everyone as I know it can take some time to do so.
       
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    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      Interesting! I wouldn't be surprised :sneaky: Lots of the subtle sounds around us can tie easily with tinnitus it seems, so maybe it woke something up in you. It's definitely reversible. Just do the exercises, train yourself to pay attention to other sounds and things and live as you used to before! But remember, it's way easier said than done! :ROFL: Keep me posted on how you're going, and ask me anything if you any questions :huganimation:
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      Yeah, I'd like to know as well :ROFL: A mixture of things maybe. I went to different ear specialists but they didn't find anything wrong with the pressure in my ears or anything concerning the ears, my hearing came out better than fine etc. I didn't get what could be wrong. Hm, maybe you're right about the soundscape theory. Interesting :) "Once your brain is tuned in on how to do it they pop up easily." That's exactly what it feels like. It becomes a habit and a normal thing for the brain to do, just like life pre tinnitus.
       
    15. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      I have no problem with habituation... I was talking about IT going away... Your story is similar to Srdjan's story. His tinnitus went away after 6 months and he also had a constant static noise that eventually became very silent until IT disppeared... that is why I am scared of these crickets in my head BC they may be a sign of some bigger damage :/
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      That's so awesome!! So true what you're saying, keep living your normal life and keep your mind busy. I felt the same way about other tinnitus stories... People who had gotten used to it/come to terms with it/accepted it. You really need that EF THAT noise attitude. It's almost as if it needs to be a black and white situation, with a devoted focus on it recovering fully. Hooray to you!!! :rockingbanana:
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      Oooh I see.. I still don't know exactly what habituation entails, I just see it written so many places on here and assume to know what it is :ROFL: But anywho, I really have heard or people with lots of different tinnitus sounds who's recovered! Don't give up hope! My sound didn't turn more silent over time, though. It's more that when I managed to focus away from it, it stopped existing more and more.
       
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    18. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      Habituation is when the sound is still there but you Just don't care about IT anymore... But if you are really hearing nothing in silence then you have successfully healed in my opinion. I don't wanna bother you anymore.. i can imagine how stressful this was for you.iž If I was in your shoes I would Just post a success story And never come back... Take care of the ears and good luck
       
    19. Swannys
      Panicky

      Swannys Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure possibly stress
      Hi @norwaygirl thank you for your reply xx I would love to inbox you but have no idea how to?? Do you?
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      I hear nothing in silence, and I agree, that was a milestone. Only then did I decide to dare venture back on the forums and tell of what had happened. I thought it would trigger it back or something, but it only feels good to help others. I didn't deal well with tinnitus at all, and that's when I knew that when I got well, I would come back and try to help. Not a single doctor besides the researcher told me this would go away. It's a lonely, horrible place to be.
       
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      AUTHOR
      norwaygirl
      Dancing

      norwaygirl Member

      Location:
      Oslo
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/pressure/high volume on music
      I think you click Inbox and press the Conversation button. I just tried it myself and didn't really get it but I think that's the way :ROFL:
       
    22. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones

      Could not agree more! Mine went away in the exact same way. The more I was distracted, the less I noticed it, until now, where I can't hear it at all. And mine was VERY loud, screaming in my head when I first stopped taking anti depressants last year. I remember reading someone else say best way is to distract yourself, and I thought to myself, hah ya right, you don't have what I have obviously. But seriously, your brain is A LOT more powerful than you think. You can distract yourself from the ringing, even if its a screaming jet engine. As soon as you get to the point where you say "oh wow, x amount of time just went by and I wasn't thinking about my T" that's how you know you are on the road to habituation/cure. I consider them the same thing. I can't tell if I'm habituated or what. All I know is I don't hear anything in silence now, and so I consider them the same thing.
       
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    23. john paul
      English

      john paul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Iv noticed just today that playing on my guitar ( not plugged in) is helping lower the T volume for a small amount of time. Ive another theory about that. :ROFL: Tomorrow I'm going to play all day and see what happens :) I think its helping by teaching my brain new things and forging new pathways/things to remember, in the circuitry. Or something to do with listening to something that sounds worse than my T I'm not sure :D

      Sometimes i wish i still had a job to focus my mind on something but then i remember that my old job is probably what caused my hearing loss over the years. :banghead: You guys have motivated me to stop dwelling on it and find stuff to do and not to monitor the T. Its so hard though when all you want is that magic moment of checking and it being gone :( . When I'm sort of doing something like running I'm still thinking about T while out so as much as it does benefit me on that day its still not ideal. Playing guitar is certainly ticking a few of those important boxes of pure distraction and it does seem to work.

      Wondering what else people do to distract themselves other than work? Im single with only a few friends i rarely see so its pretty hard sometimes, computer games dont really work iv not enough patience especially if I'm anxious. Books won't work either i just need pure 100 percent distraction?
       
    24. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I totally understand that while running you hear it. I made sure I was running in a gym where lots of other people were running on their treadmills too AND the music was playing. There was so much loud volume that my T was still there but masked enough where I could run while not focused on it. Also, for me, I still wore headphones and didn't notice any increase in my T, but I know everyone on here says don't do that. I just kept my lifestyle the same as I said above, but no idea if this is sound advice or not. It is just what worked for me.

      Also, I took up hobbies. You said you took up guitar and you don't hear your T as much. That's exactly what I mean. Staying distracted. For me, I learned how to cook. The food looked so damn good I didn't care how much my T was ringing at all.

      Anyway, the goal, even if you think its completely unrealistic (I've been there), is to do everything in your power to keep your mind occupied and not thinking about it. I would play that Youtube link I put above, and read books for hours.

      Do you have ANYTHING that completely gives you a break? For me, it's the shower, that youtube link, swimming, and drinking lots of wine. Those activities were my 100% taking a break from my T. If you have any of those things, don't be afraid to use them (provided they are safe and legal activities).

      Anyway, my advice is to NOT give up everrrr, just like norwaygirl has been saying. There's so many success stories, but not a lot of people take time to come back and write them. I'm only here because I swore to give back to the community that helped me through the thoughest time. I have this website bookmarked and not taking it down ever.
       
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    25. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      um not really, try having a high pitched dentist drill in your head.
       
    26. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I did. For 6 months. I hope I don't come across as not understanding or saying mine was louder than yours. Just sharing what worked for me.
       
    27. MickV

      MickV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock concert
      You should upload a youtube video that tells us your journy. How it got improved and so on :)
       
    28. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Um i cant hear it when i am in the shower, there is no habituating to that. I had MILD T and it was AMAZING. I could only hear it in a quiet room and even then it didnt bother me, i could sleep and stuff. SEVERE T...NO WAY!
       
    29. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      Assuming you are being sarcastic. When it first started, I couldn't mask it other than cranking up the volume on my surround sound stereo and doing that YouTube link. This is a SUCCESS forum, so trying to call me out for a success story is not helpful to anyone here. Being that is a SUCCESS forum, I was sharing my journey of how it slowly became mild over the course of 6 months. I learned what worked for me, and that was part of the journey. What works for me, may not work for you. When it started, I could not sleep at all and thought my life was over because it was screaming in my head so loudly. It takes a very long time to get used to the T and learn techniques to handle it, and you are still new seeing that yours started last September. So have some patience and it would help to get a better attitude about this, or you'll be miserable.
       
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    30. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I'm camera shy. Also, norwaygirl's thread so I'm closing out. Sorry norway girl for jamming your spotlight. Bowing out.
       

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