Worsening Tinnitus: Did You Push Ahead Anyway?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Blujay, Oct 9, 2015.

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    1. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Has anyone with worsening tinnitus attempted to push ahead through "normal sounds" no matter what?

      What was the long-term result?
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      1998
      What are "normal sounds"?
       
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    3. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Linearb wrote:
      What are "normal sounds"?

      I was referring to the often-repeated definition of less than 80-85 db. (I'm not intending to start a controversy about that definition.)

      I'm wondering if there are people who took that recommendation and ran with the ball, in spite of worsening, and what the outcome was.

      For example, with hyperacusis, the end result to that strategy can go either way.
       
    4. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I pushed ahead for 40 years and was only semi cautious. Concerts being way too loud though, I had to avoid those. I always had some hope I guess that I would find a remedy and I did, here. Thank you very much.
       
    5. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Did your T worsen during that time?
       
    6. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      What was the remedy?
       
    7. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      This method may sound too simple but please keep in mind, for 40 years I went to doctors, specialists, tried vitamins, hocus pocus, accupressure, masking, diet change, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
      Do this for a week and watch what happens...
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/back-to-silence.7172/
       
    8. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Yes. And just when I would get "used" to it, a loud sound would bring it back to where it was when it left off. Doesn't sound too promising does it? I had about all I could take a year ago then I did the Back To Silence thing, now I'm as free as a bird.
       
    9. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      You use prudence in protecting the ears for loud sounds. See the following sites for sounds and their dBs and the maximum time of exposure before damage is done. Generally, I don't tip-toe around T much these days because doing so is to give it power over my life. I don't even need ear plugs on flights nor cinemas, but that is after my H got better. I do use ipod earbuds or fingers in case the sounds are too loud. Again use prudence and you are the best one to tell if you can handle some noises without hurting.
       
    10. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Billie,

      Did you expose yourself to "normal sounds" when you had H?

      How long did that take to resolve?
       
    11. suera

      suera Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2010
      My H did resolve after 6 months. T, no relief, none. Push through because there isn't any other option.
       

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