With What Kind of Tinnitus Would You Be Satisfied or Able to Live with?

Discussion in 'Support' started by 3ri0w, Dec 7, 2018.

    1. 3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012, H 2016, 12/2018(?)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noises, ringing came back 12/2018 after 1year of silent
      With what kind of tinnitus would you be satisfied or able to live with? I mean like for example these kind of situations (not a poll):

      1) volume going from chainsaw to 5/10
      2) fewer tones, not living with multiple different tones in the head
      3) no hyperacusis and no ear pain
      4) not living in fear
      5) being able to think and do things I used to
      6) habituate
      7) not living with reactive tinnitus
      8) if I could mask my tinnitus ot would be OK
      9) silent silent, 0/1000 kind of tinnitus, no ANY volume at all, complete silence
      10) silent enough so you would not hear it even in a quiet room (tinitus volume would be below room ambient noise dB)
      11) "back to the kind of tinnitus that I had previously"
      12) your own, jus write it and submit
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    2. Red
      Crappy

      Red Member

      Location:
      Northeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure (Headphones)
      Well, yes, of course no hyperacusis.

      STABLE T. It doesn't react, it doesn't spike. You can attend your best friend's wedding or see a movie. No spikes, no worsening. No living in fear.

      Tbh, my current tinnitus sounds are livable. It's the lack of stability, the spikes, the reactivity, the worsenings, that get to me. It's like...having a phantom noise isn't enough. You have to go through all this other bs on top of it.

      Tones. Are important. At present, due to reactivity, I can hear my T sound everywhere. But the sound is, as of this post not bad. It reminds me of water running through pipes currently. The closer your T sounds to white noise, the easier it will be to habituate.

      Of course, volume too. Tinnitus needs to be in the background, not the forefront. I need to be able to hear. Which I can. My T is not loud, just behaves badly.
       
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      3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012, H 2016, 12/2018(?)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noises, ringing came back 12/2018 after 1year of silent
      Thissss! It melts into the background when it is white noise, it's just pleasant

      Ye and spikes and all, just gotta be careful all the time and try to not make it worse and it's all you can think..like in every new situation you gotta think if it affects the T :( SUX
       
    4. Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      Yes! I agree. Mi father have bad hearing (sudden hearing loss) but his T is "white noise" type. He lives a normal life and never talks about his sounds.
       
    5. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      We don't have the luxury, to choose most of the time. I live and manage with whatever condition I am facing.
       
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      3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012, H 2016, 12/2018(?)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noises, ringing came back 12/2018 after 1year of silent
      Was a hypothetical question :barefoot: like wud u be ok with 8
       
    7. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Sometimes when my high pitch fades I'm left with cricket sounds. Just sounds like nothing and I'm fine with that!
       
    8. zeroday
      Mellow

      zeroday Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Driving Truck
      6 for me...unmaskable high pitched tri tone with slight warbling...
       
    9. Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Number 9 would be great!
       
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    10. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      As long as it doesn't get worse ever
       
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    11. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      9
       
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    12. Redocooked
      Insomnious

      Redocooked Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Work related Trama/stress
      Just the damn pitch to not be so high, I could mask it easily with everyday things, but the pitch always pieces through any masker.
       
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    13. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      9
       
    14. Alex Matyjasek
      Not amused

      Alex Matyjasek Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      8 September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? Who knows...
      9
       
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    15. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Just want to sleep, and not be dviven insane 24 7. Sit and watch TV, relax once in a while, that’s it.
       
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    16. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor Ambassador Advocate

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      not being reactive. that's what's confining my life. not the noise itself.
       
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    17. threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Silent (9)
       
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    18. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      The tinnitus I had between 1999-2013. It was somewhere between mild and moderate, but most importantly it was stable and I didn't have hyperacusis then. It could go years between the times I even thought about my tinnitus. I was 200% habituated to it. Nowadays it's louder and fluctuates a lot and on some days it's reactive but the hyperacusis is my biggest problem so I guess my choice from the list would be 3.
       
    19. Bam

      Bam Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/stress
      In the words of Lionel Richie.....All 9 long!
       
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    20. Steve G

      Steve G Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      20th November 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Slap to left ear made worse by ultrasonic dental clean 2019
      Pulsating ,ringing, hissing, electricaly charged noise all over my brain.
       
    21. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      What is reacting if it’s not the tinnitus noise?
       
    22. CricketEars

      CricketEars Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2003
      I had T from 2004 until 2013, it was only noticeable in really quiet areas and no noticeable hearing loss. In 2013 it changed into a constant loud white noise with trouble hearing. If I could get anything close to where it was before, I'd be ecstatic!
       
    23. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor Ambassador Advocate

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      the noise is reacting. what I mean is if my tinnitus didn't react and stayed at the same volume all the time, then I'd be fine and can live my life happily.
       
    24. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      9.
       
    25. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Low volume, steady, single tone, doesn't react to sound or suddenly spike then die down again.
       
    26. KMc24

      KMc24 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Of course I'd take 9, but I would settle for 10.
       
    27. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Tinnitus that could only be heard in a silent enviroment or a close to silent enviroment and only mild hyperacusis. I am "living" with it worse, but it is often not a fun life.
       
    28. Ken77
      Frustrated

      Ken77 Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Possibly benzos (lorazepam) and/or stress
      I would be ok with mild tinnitus that you can only hear in a very quiet room. My current tinnitus is moderate, like a 5-6/10 (I can hear it in moderately loud environments). It is also extremely reactive. I have to use masking when I want to watch tv or work because I can't focus without it (luckily masking works quite well for me). So I guess I can live with my current level, but I am not satisfied with it and I still absolutely hate it.
       
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