What Would Change If You Knew What Will Happen 6-12 Months Since Your Tinnitus Onset?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stanlex, May 9, 2021.

    1. Stanlex
      Wtf

      Stanlex Member

      Location:
      A world where everything sounds funny
      Tinnitus Since:
      2019 - mild, 03/2021 - the real shit
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something that cannot be identified by 21st century tech
      This question is for people who are already 6-12 months behind their tinnitus onset.

      If you had a time machine and would be able to travel to time of few days/weeks after your tinnitus onset, what would you say to your old self?

      Would it change the situation your old self is in?
       
    2. Óscar PP

      Óscar PP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Coronavirus
      My tinnitus started two months after getting COVID-19, so I would need those two months prior to onset to protect myself.

      I would also have stopped listening to loud music in order to avoid tinnitus in the long run.
       
    3. star-affinity
      Gloomy

      star-affinity Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1993, increase in 2020, then new in 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe during a soundcheck – sudden sound from speaker
      If four and a half months since onset count, it would be to not get sort of addicted to masking my tinnitus with music during night – I think I would have managed to sleep without music even if the tinnitus was intrusive at times (which I actually did some nights).

      While working fine for four months time, my ears that week were fatigued and despite a music volume that isn't considered harmful (and despite this night having some toilet paper in my ear to dampen things a little), I two weeks ago woke up to my ear doing this high pitched, warped "chirp" – since then a high pitched hiss is there and also some high frequency hearing loss.

      So sad. :(

      I feel so much regret – should have known better and let my ears rest a few days during night. But work and family life kept me going with what had worked and made me sleep well before, I guess.

      I also regret that I didn't think of setting a timer so the music at least would have stopped after an hour or two when one is sleeping.

      Oh, the hindsight...
       
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