Anyone have Tinnitus? I have had it for over 8 years, but recently a New and almost Unbearable type.
My symptoms of Tinnitus has progressed from a steady 24/7 sound of "white/pink noise" at a level of 6 (scale of 1 to 10...10 being unbearable) to listening to someone playing Kettle Drums at the back end of the park of a concert. The rhythm of the drums is my heart beat and changes only as I change activitiy.
Not only is the 24/7 addition of this new sound to my white/pink sound annoying, but it has elevated my depression to new lows.
My doctor tried me on a course of action geared towards infection of Eustachian tubes and prescribed a medicine that created subconjunctival hemorrhage eye.
I symphathize with your condition. I have never heard of this condition before. I can imagine it must be frustrating to you. Is there anything you can do to get your mind off of it some? I'm glad you are working with your doctor to find a solution. I hope things progress well. I said a prayer for you and your doctor.
I have heard of Tinnitus but I did not know exactly what kind of condition it was. It must be difficult for you and I do sympathize. I have chronic sinusitis which flares up sometimes and causes me headaches and what feels a lot like toothache but I have not had it for sometime and I am thankful to God. I pray that you feel better soon.
I have had Tinnitus since I was a small child. It is very light but always there. Fortunately, I have always been able to ignore it and hear past it. Though I also have sensitive hearing and sometimes when too many sounds are present, it just adds to the cacophony and I hear nothing but a steady stream of noise.
I recently heard William Shatner give an interview on NPR in which he talked about his Tinnitus. He has also had it for years. He talked about how he felt like he was going insane for a long time. He ended the topic saying he wants everyone to know they are not alone and there is hope.
A search for Tinnitus brought up several hubs on the subject. I went to one, it says that there are cures. Re: HSP (below,) the mailman here helps me practice letting go of resistance as his whistling feels like a discordant screech in my ears!
Yes, I have tinnitis and it is quite miserable. Sometimes it is hard to hear the TV or people speaking over the screeching in my ear. Sometimes I have to fight off a bit of panic because the sound is so loud and almost painful and I cannot get away from it. It also changes for me increasing from time to time. Right now it is at an all time high and I have been really trying to keep my mind off of it, but it is very difficult to do as it is loud!
Please share with us - may be in a hub, how your new treatment is going. I would be very interested in your progress.
I can't tell you how sorry I am that this has gotten so horrible for you. I understand that you must feel very alone.
Sorry to hear about your problem also duffsmom! I had to stop the medication because it caused problems with my eyes. I too have the problem ALL THE TIME, the only thing I do right now is simply do something that takes my mind off the static and ringing.
Thanks for your reply ksade. I feel those of us who have the problem are cursed, but maybe we are born to do something about it, who knows?
I feel especially sorry that for someone like you who has had the problem since childhood, no one has found the cure or at least help for this curse.
I cannot offer you a miracle cure for tinnitus, but I can suggest some techniques that can help you enjoy life again. read more
My son has tinnitis and has had it since he was in an auto accident, but did not mention it to us or the doctors. Apparently it got bad enough to say something.
We are looking into a new generation of hearing aides, which in theory, if work for about five hours during the day, will someone affect the nerves so that the tinnitus is blocked out for several hours. It has worked in some people but not all. Like all good hearing aids, we are talking about a $2,000 experiment. Since he is 28, he does get some state and federal assistance.We are still doing some more investigation to see if it is going to have a chance to work. Currently, he keeps his television on all night in his room at a low level, which is distracting enough to basically block out the tinnitus. Many people fall asleep watching television, so this is apparently working for him.
Yes, I have had Tinnitus for years also. It is manageable for me. I hear it now, when I focus on the subject, as a high-pitched tone. It is always there.
Recently a doctor referred me to a specialist here in Germany, an audiologist. He tested my hearing and had the same results that came from an American audiologist, which is that I hear in an unusually broad range, especially in the high tones. The German audiologist summed it up by saying, 'Your hearing is great! It is just that, you hear too much.'
The benefit was that the highly sensitive hearing was enough to excuse me from an otherwise required Deutsch language course.
Another respondent to your question wrote, 'Though I also have sensitive hearing and sometimes when too many sounds are present, it just adds to the cacophony and I hear nothing but a steady stream of noise.'
Ah, sensitive hearing. It has had such an impact on my life. I wrote a hub on HSP - Highly Sensitive People.
So far as I know, there has been no substantial cure or remedy for Tinnitus. Like for snoring, there are many approaches offered but I think a fairly low success rate. Tinnitus was a major irritation for my dad. He went the way of a high-priced device in the ears. In the end, he just learned to live with the ringing in the ears.
I join others in wishing you the best on your quest.
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