What Jobs Can You Do with Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by derpytia, Jul 10, 2015.

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    1. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      I'm looking for a change of career because with T I can't be around too much noise (including music sadly). But I don't want a job that is ridiculously stressful either. What do you guys think are safe jobs to do with T? (And please don't say 'whatever you want don't let t stop you" cause we all know this isn't the case)
       
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    2. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Most office jobs would probably be OK. What did you do until now?
       
    3. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Which job attract you? You want to study or directly get a job?
       
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    4. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      for a woman I think the best job is Adminstration / tourism
       
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    5. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      I have reactive T and could never work in any office. So I'm studying programing now so I can work from home. Web development could work too. I see lots of jobs that are "work from home" full time jobs with good wages. If your new to tech, there are lots of online training, with captions if needed, which I do. I can't even use a telephone anymore. If you can, there are customer service jobs from home, also.
       
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    6. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Safe with low noise and stress? How about considering becoming a Librarian? Even if it's just temporary until you find something better. The location and time in the job are what determine salary the most. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This will give you an idea of the salary range:

      http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Librarian/Salary
       
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    7. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      A tiny fraction of ALL potential jobs have serious noise issues which can't be overcome. So listing all of them doesn't really make sense. I urge you to think about what do you really like, what types of things get you into a 'flow state of mind' etc and then explore them a little further... maybe enlist into courses etc that give you change to try them a little more. If you really love your job, stress is then not an issue. Remeber, there is positive and negative stress! :)
       
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    8. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      wtf?
       
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    9. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      That's how they roll in UAE. Women are not on a equal standing with men...
       
    10. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Yeah well this backwards thinking does not belong on TT imo.
       
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    11. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      He probably means, a woman cannot work as a bouncer or do heavy lifting jobs etc, chill dude.
       
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    12. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      How about TRT clinician/audiologist?
       
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    13. Kara77

      Kara77 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      @derpytia I work in an office that's super quiet however when we do events we sometimes go to bars/restaurants. I work for a Chamber of Commerce. I just bring ear plugs and take breaks going outside if its bothering me. My work knows I can be sensitive to sound so they understand! I hope you find something that's quiet but you can enjoy too! :)
       
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    14. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      I don't think TRT clinician is a good job at full time... moreover for someone who is not able to cope with it's own T it's not a very good choice.

      Audiologist why not? But i don't know how to become one in USA. In France it's private schools with a private entry exam to choose the students.
      This year i had a private formation to try paramedical entry exams and i met someone who was trying audiologist exam. It seemed an interesting job!
       
    15. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I think its a great moneymaker, great quiet job and I'm sure she will habituate soon, what better than an understanding clinician? Audiologists will still be needed for quite a while.
       
    16. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      nice 1850s attitude there, buddy.

      I do software engineering. Some of my coworkers have tinnitus as well. Some of them are *gasp* women!
       
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    17. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I'm not saying anything against women , I just think it's the most suitable Job ,, like men like engineering , a lot of women like tourism and travelling : I have family which work in tourism they love it.
       
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    18. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      You may not think that you are saying anything against women, but you seem to be implying that they are not as capable of being engineers as men are.

      As someone who works with a large number of female engineers, I assure you that you are mistaken.
       
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    19. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Not true.
       
    20. Just my few cents here. Dubai/UAE is the most developed of the arabic countrys in many ways. Since there are lot of immigrants from west there they have made marks on the cultural side of the country as well and it´s unfair to compare it with the rest of the arabic world.

      On the other hand, women are very well suited for administration:nailbiting:(y) and tourism
       
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    21. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Yes ;)
       
    22. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Copy editor. Proofreader. Any job where you can work from home and control the sounds in your environment. You will probably need to be trained in whatever profession you choose, but you're young enough that it's worth it.

      Go to fiverr.com and see what services people are offering, particularly in the music arena. You might surprise yourself and find something where you can earn a decent living until you habituate or a remedy is found for tinnitus. I have bought services from Fiverr members and believe me, these people are not hacks. There are a lot of professionals on that site. Gigs always start at $5 and go up in price depending on complexity of services rendered.
       
    23. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      You must find something that you like to do.
      If you have nothing to do with computers, why do you want to sit behind one 40-50 hours a week?
      Why not stay in music and work at the university?
      Or is your T that reactive that music hurts or your T increases?

      I am lucky in a way that I can work from home. Was a home worker also before T, but drove into my office once or twice a month to meet with colleagues. Haven't done this since T onset (still high tension). I sit in my wife's office (completely different business) with some employees there and do my support job. All is done via eMail, phone, chats and Webex. It is still tough working with a screaming voice in your head. But it is what it is. Sorry to talk about me. It is your thread.

      If your T is not reactive or this part of it can go down again, stay in music business. Give lessons at home, work at the music school. Also, as far as I was told, in music business are many with T. So you will find understanding people.
       
    24. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Can't you get disability payments for tinnitus?
       
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    25. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      In Germany you get only 10% disability for T.
      Because they say "T is T", no matter how loud, how severe. They prefer sending you to the psych doc.
      They say, T is a psychological problem.
       
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    26. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      A nurse... Care worker nursing homes?
       
    27. Bart
      Balanced

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      An office job should be ok.

      Always worked in the industry before but I had to quit my job because of the noise, in september I will reschool myself for an office job or something similar.
       
    28. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      I've decided on hairdressing for myself. My Mom thinks I should become a medical transcriptionist because I can do it from home. You can actually do the classes online, too.
       
    29. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I want to do a private pilot license but I'm worried about the sounds in the plane and airport :/
       
    30. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Bit off topic but you seem to know a few people with t. Myself I'm a bit embarassed to discuss it with my Co workers but I try to see if anyone I know has any noise sensitivity and I don't think so. Do any of your coworkers with t seek out these types of forums ?if not what do they do to cope ? I'm just curious. Thanks :)
       

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