Went Out for the First Time Since Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Heavygoldx, Feb 21, 2016.

    1. Heavygoldx

      Heavygoldx Member

      West Covina
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds, Playing in Band, other tom foolery
      I've had T for almost a month now and have been on the same emotional rollercoaster everyone here i'm sure has been on -__-. But last night I finally felt comfortable enough to go out and enjoy myself. My girlfriend and I attended an art show in Los Angeles that had live music, art, and food. Initally when I got there my biggest fear was the music, it was def very loud. I was feeling the anxiety and fear creep in but i decided to take everything in my control. Took a quick trip to CVS and picked up some ear plugs and went back to the show.
      Should I have brought ear plugs initally?
      Did I look goofy as hell wearing bright orange ear plugs?
      But the most importnant thing i I feel is I didn't let my T take control of my life.
      anyways thanks for reading :)
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    2. ceauses97

      ceauses97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      Good good. Good good.


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    3. Cheza

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Both brave and smart, an excellent combination! Thanks for sharing your positive story. :)
    4. RaZaH

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      As for looking goofy , smart people have often been considered goofy ;)
      Also , big names in the music business have started using them much more frequently lately , soon it will be a trend , i predict designer ear plugs with blinking lights.. :p
    5. Bobby B

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Plugs should not stick out so much to look goofy
      You need to insert them deep into the ear to work well
      You can try the softer macks plugs - flesh color - and put them deep inside the ear canal, no one can see anything unless they look very close

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