Worried.

Discussion in 'Support' started by aot, May 13, 2016.

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    1. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing damage.
      I first got my T about a two months ago. My doctor said that it might be temporary. Went to an ear specialist last week, and had a hearing test. My hearing hasn't changed, and they cleaned out my ears.

      My right ear was especially waxy, and the thing they used was really freaking loud, and I was deaf in that ear for the next half hour. The doctor didn't seem worried when I told him, so I assume it was normal. He said that the T would eventually go away.

      Here we are, and it's still an issue. It used to be that it would fluctioute throughout the day, but now it's different. Now it's in inescapable in the morning, (Excluding when I use that neat little audio player) Gone in the afternoon, and then kicks up again at night.

      I'm only seventeen, and I'm terrified. What if it gets worse? What if I go deaf? Can anyone please help me out?
      I never went to loud concerts or played music to0 loud or anything like that. What the hell did I do to deserve this?
       
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    2. Edu
      Curious

      Edu Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Madrid
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown/acoustic trauma
      Hi aot,

      Read what you wrote and you will realize that your "what ifs" are probably worrying you more than your T.

      You are only two months in T and you don't have hearing loss. You might be lucky and your T can disappear. But, if not, relax, do not think much about it, look for activities that keep you busy and avoid checking and evaluating all the time your T. I know it is not easy and during the first weeks I was like you. I have been 5 months with T and I still have bad days, but most of them are pretty good and I am happy and not worried.

      If you cannot relax, go to the doctor, ask for help, look for relaxation techniques...

      Good luck!
       
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    3. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      What do you think caused your original tinnitus?
       
    4. fishbone
      Happy

      fishbone Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Be strong buddy, i got my tinnitus as a teen....and have lived with it for almost 30 years..first of all, give it some time and see how your ear will feel. If you feel that your hearing is bad, go to an audiologist and get them checked out. I don't know what machine the DR used but i don't think it will make you go deaf.

      Yes, I asked myself the question..why me...as well...but self pity will not make the situation better... Don't panic, see how you feel and go to your DR again, if you have to. Trust me, life is not over at all...

      You are 17 and life is just beginning :)
       
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    5. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing damage.
      It started after I turned a walkie talker up too loud at work.
       
    6. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Hey, is it possible you could post your audiogram or send it to me? You can black out your name and info, i just need to see the graph.
       
    7. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing damage.
      I don't have the audio gram, sorry.
       
    8. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      That's okay. You should call up the place that did your hearing test and get one just to look it over. Sometimes they say it is okay but you might have a slight loss that is within the normal range.
       
    9. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing damage.
      T is very loud right now. I have ceiling fan, a plugin fan, and a window unit A.C all going full blast, but I can still hear it. It's like I'm in a damn Twilight Zone episode.
       
    10. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Dont worry aot, still pretty new, and your are very young there a big changes it can go away :)
      just remain calm and dont exposer to loud noises for a while!
       
    11. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing damage.
      I thought I'd give you guys an update since I haven't been on here for awhile.
      The T doesn't really bother me as much anymore, which is good. I'm a bit pissed off that it hasn't gone away like the doctor said it would.

      It's no where near as loud as it was before, and sometimes I don't notice it, but I'll always start to notice it eventually.

      I'm worried about it getting worse.
       

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