Why Is There No Cure for Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Hazel, Sep 7, 2019.

    1. bobvann
      Cheeky

      bobvann Member

      Location:
      Inside the vortex
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud shit
      Shatner!!!
       
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    2. Bill Arsenault

      Bill Arsenault Member

      Location:
      Boston.
      Tinnitus Since:
      Permanent and intrusive since 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication / Noise Over Exposure
      If William Shatner is not lying about being able to “Block Out” his tinnitus-
      (Whatever that means-it already does not sound right)
      then I find stuff like that interesting-
      even though in this case it is almost impossible to fathom.

      I admit it’s not a great look for those of us with severe tinnitus-
      and it is unfortunate that his statement comes across the way it does-
      especially on national TV.

      To his credit he was attempting to bring awareness in some ways- but it’s up for debate if he did way more harm than good.
      It would be amazing if someone with his profile would relentlessly hammer home the things that really need to be said.

      I don’t know why he would lie-
      but I sometimes catch myself downplaying my tinnitus for various reasons and I don’t really even know why I do it-
      I only know for sure that it does not make me feel very good.

      I have a co-worker who “kinda gets it” from spending so many hours alone with me-
      And he tries to look out for me.

      Stuff like-
      “Hey- turn that down or your gonna drive Bill insane”.
      Ect...

      And my initial reaction is to want to say it’s not a problem or don’t worry about it-
      even when it is a problem and I am worried about it.

      I’m not sure if it’s from embarrassment around strangers or from not wanting to feel like I’m handicapped or weak in some way and that people need to do things differently around me.

      My point is that I would want people to tell the truth either way under most circumstances I guess.
      Because if you lie to get special attention or to divert it-
      You lose all credibility in the long run.

      Tinnitus is utterly baffling in so many ways-
      it truly really is.
      I have it very badly and I still have no clue what it’s all about or what I’m talking about.

      So I highly value any insight I can get from people with tinnitus who know what they are talking about and telling the truth-
      because that combination is not always as easy to find as it should be.


      Hope everyone is OK.
      Best wishes.
       
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    3. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Countries are experimenting with sonic frequencies to destroy the cochlear. G-d help us if they use that weapon.
       
    4. Bill Arsenault

      Bill Arsenault Member

      Location:
      Boston.
      Tinnitus Since:
      Permanent and intrusive since 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication / Noise Over Exposure
      That’s child’s play.
      Why bother???
      A better message to send is to just have a drone that you won’t even see turn everyone around you into red mist.

      Have a good one.
       
    5. Joly

      Joly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      22/08/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Traumatisme sonore
      Tinnitus is just a symptom and we can't die from it. So, it's not important for others.

      The only solutions are waiting for treatments or committing suicide. And if you commit suicide, it's your problem, not the doctor's.
       
    6. wwtsai
      Assassinator

      wwtsai Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mild (2016) Bothersome (8/20)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNHL
      I wonder has there never been a case where a symptom of something becomes a condition itself? Hasn't it been shown that tinnitus causes changes in the brain due to things like hyperactivity at rest and maladaptive plasticity?
       
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