What's Your Recipe for Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by hartje5, Oct 24, 2016.

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    1. hartje5
      Wishful

      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      Here's how you cook tinnitus:

      - work in a call centre and have a beep in your ears every night when you're in bed;
      - wait a couple of years;
      - get a heart condition, preferably a rhythm problem;
      - have mild tinnitus and forget to mention you have it to anyone;
      - have an MRI have tinnitus for four days, forget about it;
      - be an a waiting list for a experimental operation;
      - get the operation, make it go wrong;
      - have a big cocktail of anesthetics and other drugs for the heart;
      - have a conflict with your cardiologist;
      - have a conflict with your employer
      - try to please everybody;
      - make excuses for everybody;
      - don't stand up for yourself;
      - swallow al critical questions and let your doctor boss you around;
      - don't notice you're completely stressed out and have to step back but fight!

      And then, one morning, you have cooked yourself horrible tinnitus.

      What's your recipe?
       
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    2. linda moore

      linda moore Member

      Location:
      Matlock, Derbyshire,UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Sex drugs and rock and roll from aged 18 to about 40 more the rock and roll loud music than the latter in later years!
      Now t total from all ! Debilitating tinnitus for three years now aged 62 x
       
    3. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      step 1 - start playing guitar at 12. buy a 100 watt 2x12 tube amp for your bedroom at 14. blast it 2 hours a day until your parents come home jamming with megadeth albums. jam in rehearsal rooms 2x a week for a few years. discover raves. become a gigging DJ at warehouse parties.

      step 2 - ???????

      step 3 - profit?
       
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    4. DefNFlaky
      Inspired

      DefNFlaky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      1) Wear HA safely for 36 years.
      2) become a social pariah for it
      3) extensive movie watchingbgame playing since no one invites you anywhere
      4) one moment a malfunctioning headphone blasts a loud unheard pitchinto right ear.
      5) moderate T and distortion.
       
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    5. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Buy a pair of headphones and connect them to a portable music player, and turn up the volume to full. You will soon experience tinnitus in all its glory. The only problem, the ringing might not stop!
       
    6. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise..no idea.. unicorns?
      1. Play drums for years
      2. Get divorced
      3. Get Pneumonia
      4. Go clubbing occasionally, spend a little it to long one evening in a club.
      5. Get Tinnitus.. Yay..
       
    7. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      - Have shitty ears from birth. Distortion, saturation, but no pain
      - Ride motocross and pilot small aircrafts when you're a teenager
      - Be a fan of Mitch Mitchell. Learn how to play drums when you're a bit older (3-4 lessons to understand it's going wrong, you're bad anyway. You stop but it's too late)
      - Sometimes forget about your mild T and H, make some regular mistakes (15 people parties in your flat, movies, living in a big city with loud trafic noise every day, etc)
      - Live 12 years like that, never test your hearing. Your T never changes, it's all right. Think, every day : "Fingers crossed, I'm almost normal. I just avoid very loud stuff"
      - A balloon pops next to your head in a closed car
      - Panic, see bad doctors, take bad drugs, have huge dental work you can't avoid the same year and finally get a monstrous T, monstrous H, and monstrous hearing loss
      - create an account on TinnitusTalk and read about future cures
       
    8. st0rch
      Creative

      st0rch Member

      Location:
      Taylorsville, Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/18/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      -Move out at 17
      -Play music at a ridiculous level in your car for years
      -Watch your brother die and your mother become an alcoholic and your girlfriend of 4 years leave you
      -Give in to the insurmountable stress and start taking xanax and other drugs to cope
      -Embrace full blown psychotic break panic attacks that last weeks, never leaving the house out of terror
      -Years later, finally get the courage to leave the house to go to a concert and try to be normal
      -Discover the joys of tinnitus and H (why oh why did you try to live your life normally again you moron?)
      -Accept that your 20's have been the worst time of your life with not much light at the end of the tunnel
      -Embrace your new residency at tinnitus talk :D
       
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    9. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      At least you guys seem to have narrowed down some cause...

      My recipe is:
      - Go to sleep one night.
      - Bad karma decides to punish me. I was mean to a cat once, I suppose that could be it (that's honestly my best guess).
      - Wake up with tinnitus.
       
    10. PatrickG

      PatrickG Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punch/kick to the right ear
      Get a couple of hard punches and kicks directly on one of the ears. Rinse and repeat. Boom you got permanent crazy T.
       
    11. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      Yup. That will do it. But what a ride it was. Why didn't mom and dad warn us about tinnitus if we carried on too much? :)
       
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    12. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      Eat right, exercise, never swear, get enough sleep and die anyway...as the bumper sticker reads.

      But more fun to follow. We get to do it again. More compelling proof of reincarnation.
      This just happened. No other explanation. Maybe no T next time around.
      http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1143020/pg1
       
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    13. Oli
      Alone

      Oli Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sonor Trauma
      1. Have anxiety problem and OCD since childhood
      2. Play drum without protection
      3. Mess up ur grades at school
      4. Rely on drugs to feel numb and escape reality
      5. Work at a place where loud noise can occur
      : Boom, T and severe depression with obsessive thinking about human race and suicidal tendencies
       
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    14. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Climb ladder towards 109db/120db twin pezio burgler alarm external sounder, have sounder go off about 1 meter from face, continue to work on alarm too shut sounder off for several minutes with sounder blasting away and destroying your ears. One month later take 14 hour flight to Thailand and blast about on speed boats and jet skis for 2 weeks, take 14 hour flight home. Wrecked ears, reactive t, balance issues, hyperacusis and destroyed life.
       
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    15. Vinnitus
      Bookworm

      Vinnitus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      - Be a homely person who likes solitude and reading/doing other activities in silence.
      - Experience T for three months the first time at age 25 when someone else throws a firecracker in a tunnel you are walking in. That went away completely though.
      - Visit a single concert 6 years later when you decide to live a little (none visited in between) and get long term Tinnitus and balance issues.
      - Indulge in your accomplishments and sign on to TinnitusTalk.

      That's all it took for me really... No "years of exposure" or anything. Glass ears I guess. Of course there might have been some loud daily noise exposures along the way during normal life, but we all get that.
       
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    16. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      That's pretty good that you had t for 3 months and it went away the first time. Was it loud T? Any other symptoms with it like hearing loss etc??

      Sucks you got it after a concert though. I only attended one concert in 2010. Hearing was a bit dull for a week after but no ringing and was perfect after that. Then several minutes of alarm exposure and obvious serious damage now :(
       
    17. Vinnitus
      Bookworm

      Vinnitus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hello @Jason C

      It was mild T during the first time. It was some kind of hissing noise I heard throughout day and night. Sometime after 3 months it was completely gone. Not a trace of it, even when plugging ears.

      I have a 20dB dip at 2kHz on the right ear, but it has been there for quite some time, so might be unrelated. Noise is also known to damage the 4kHz frequency first, while mine is fine in both ears.

      Other than that dip it looks fine up to 8kHz. Higher frequencies have never been tested so far. Tinnitus was on the left ear the first time and currently it is as well. Current tinnitus gets worse when sitting down (making it hard to relax) and has as bonus feature equilibrium disturbances. It was a collector's edition. Seems I struck a good deal there.

      I feel bad to hear about your alarm exposure. Sometimes one or two exposures appears enough to cause long term Tinnitus and/or hearing loss. For how long have you had it now? Did you notice any improvements or change whatsoever during that time? I recently read about someone on this forum who recovered from noise-induced T after 12-14 months, so nothing is impossible. Don't lose hope, it might still improve and I do hope it will for you.
       
    18. Kane Moffat
      Badass

      Kane Moffat Member

      Location:
      Glasgow, Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Go to university, try to make freinds by clubbing and partying. Develop a sleep disorder, start failing in class, take a drug to help you stay awake, have an adverse reaction. Get T. Become suicidal and depressed. Try and get your life back. Slowly get your life back, T gets worse. Get stem cells... Die.
       
    19. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      -Be introverted and enjoy silence.
      -Be sensitive to loud noises, always need silence to be able to fall asleep.
      -Work many hazardous jobs but always be very careful with safety. Never have any injuries.
      -Take a lower paying job in a relatively safe work environment because you just moved, need a job, and a family member pressures you into taking it.
      -Have dumb coworker blast your ears and give you permanent T and H while they were supposedly 'training' you.
       
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    20. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Hyperacusis has improved over time but T has not improved at all. I have a small dip at 4K.
      I have distortion when listening too music which
      Make everything sound crap. Balance issues, reactive T, zapping noise in left ear and both ears have this kicked in feeling.
      Not a surprise really, these alarms are crazy loud with an alternating 109/120db siren.
      Even hearing them going off now sends me into panic and a chill runs threw me. It's the sound of death.
       
    21. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Go to loud bar one night to please friend whose brother had just died. Get stuck chatting to some other person who splutters saliva as he speaks into your left earhole all night. Contract bad ear infection. Burst eardrum, repeat again a few months later. Contract pulsatile tinnitus. Clears up after 8 months, bliss, then contract ordinary tinnitus, then get PT back again periodically. And so it goes...
       

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