What Do Y'all Do for Fun?

Discussion in 'Support' started by DDD, Sep 19, 2016.

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    1. DDD

      DDD Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noice induced/acoustic trauma
      One of the (many!) problems and constamt anxiety i have with T is that I feel isolated and very limited about what I can do for fun ... I have reactive t and (mild to moderate) hyperacusis.

      I'm just turned 18 and I wanna know what fun things I can do with my friends/family that doesn't require making my T worse.

      Any ideas or suggestions?? I know that hiking sounds cool.. That's something I would like to try. Never done that before..
      I live in eastern nc by the coast close to VA if that helps..
       
    2. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I used to love hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing. I don't do shit for fun anymore, but I don't see how T and H alone would prevent me from doing those again.

      Try going on a hike, just take lots of water and stick to the trails. I have no suggestions for your area.
       
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    3. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      i still go out with friends to quiet places, restaurants etc.
      Netflix, comic reading, and i guess hiking, rock climbing and bike are safe too :)
       
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    4. Sen
      Caffeine

      Sen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October, 2012.
      i don't really have fun. i don't enjoy my hobbies anymore and i live in social isolation.
       
    5. Michael B

      Michael B Member

      You do what you've always liked to do with a degree of caution. That's what I do and it's been the best thing for me.
       
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    6. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Try going to the beach and going fishing
       
    7. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Sometimes I do that too. Can I ask what medications or supplements you have had in the past are?
       
    8. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      Dude. You gotta try Dungeons and Dragons. If you have imaginative friends, this quiet hobby will have you occupied for HOURS at a time. When you're immersed in that world, the real world almost fades away. It's super fun.

      Also, playing CS:GO makes me weirdly accept my tinnitus temporarily... Like, I forget about it completely. The ringing makes me feel like a real Terrorist.
       
    9. Honey_Bee
      Barefooter

      Honey_Bee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Oh man, I run, read, bake, garden, play with my dog, hang out with friends and family, hiking is amazing! You should totally try it! I imagine the east coast has some beautiful hiking trails. Football is back! I watch my chargers lose and drink beer lol I do strength training workouts with my fiancé, which is highly entertaining. Get back out there! There is plenty to do that won't make your tinnitus worse :). I actually became a better baker and runner after I got tinnitus just to force myself back into a life of normalcy! :p
       
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    10. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      I was going to say hit the gym, try to build your body and get laid, especially at your age ...but the profile says female
      Nevertheless - still applies to some extent

      Won't make your T worse and relationships can be a lot of work which is perfect to take your mind off T
       
    11. ryant

      ryant Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Before I got tinnitus one of my hobbies was seeking out new music, and going to concerts. I listened mostly to hard rock and metal, which is one reason why I have hearing loss and tinnitus. My ability to listen to music the way I once did all changed after getting tinnitus so I had to seek out a new hobbies. Now, I have taken up photography. I bought a DSLR camera and learned how to use a couple of editing programs and I love it! I also joined a local photography meetup group and have met a few new friends. My new hobby relies on my eyes, not my ears. Having a camera has also motivated me to get outside and see places that I never would have gone to before.
       
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    12. Cityjohn
      Inspired

      Cityjohn Member Team Research

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      5:10 PM 03/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Food poisoning.
      Lone walks as far away from humans as I can, with a book, and my camera. I really like the wind in the leaves.

      _MG_3053.jpg
       
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    13. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      Any outdoor activities, join a health club, do yoga, tai chi, keep busy and try to do most of the things you did befor T but anything loud where ear protection. Exercise gets rid of stress and works best for me.
       
    14. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Screenshot_2016-09-20-16-21-18.png thinking of going hear......lots of love glynis
       
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    15. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      card games, hiking, dining out and somewhat limited motorcycling.
       
    16. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      I have been hiking, backpacking (although not this as much now, as I am older and carrying a bunch of stuff is harder), camping, sailing and paddling since I was child. Still do it now. Being outdoors always makes me feel calmer and happier. I co-founded and manage a women's outdoor group as a hobby.
       
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    17. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I play guitar. Just not plugged in anymore. Still awesome
       
    18. Jomo

      Jomo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/4/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      going for a rim shot on the snare drum.
      Play video games...street fighter an madden is my escape lol...dont even notice the T when im focused. I do luv watching football as well
       
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    19. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      As well as going to Laughter yoga as above post I will be going here on Wednesday Screenshot_2016-09-22-23-39-48.png
       

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