Noise related tinnitus.

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Hi i've had tinnitus in both ears for 23 years now, caused by loud noise through work and nights out etc, anyone recognise this scenario?, I try to imagine what it was like before tinnitus, been so long now I can't remember, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and IBS and if I could get rid of something I reckon it would be the Tinnitus.

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    Agreed. T. Is no fun. Have had mine for bout 1.5 yrs and it's been horrible. Go 2 bed with it on my mind and awaken with it. Then have 2 gt busy to try and 4get about it. Some good days, some bad. How bout yrs? Do u at times experience it worse and if so, what do u think is the culprit of the cause for the bad days.?

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      Same here! I’m not sure what causes the bad days but I’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work. I am miserably miserable!! My ears popped and I thought finally some relief only for 3 days and the buzzing, ringing and chirping was back with a vengeance. I just want it to stop!
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      Hi, As I say my T started 23 years ago and would say it was noise induced, working in a noisy environment going to night clubs etc, at the beginning it was at times like a jet engine sound then like someone dropping a heap of dinner plates, but for along time now it's a swishing whirling sort of noise, when it started I saw a specialist he basically said it's Tinnitus and there's no cure, back then I thought how can you live with this, anyway I went to a self help group everyone there with Tinnitus but stopped going it seemed to make it worse taking about it, and after that I went to a lecture by a world renowed expert on Tinnitus it was interesting, he talked about what they thought was going on, he said he once went into a special chamber which is totally sound proof and minus sound or something like, he said when he went in there he could hear the blood pumping around is body and your heart beating, bones creeking etc, so there's alot of noise going on, with Tinnitus your brain seems to get locked in and won't switch off, over stimulation of that hearing system, I've read people have had their cochlear removed and still have Tinnitus, so it's the brain I reckon, can't say what makes mine worse it does go up and down, I hate loud noises if I hear a loud bang the Tinnitus seems to spike, I think the secret is your perception to it, your mind set, the more you hate it the worse it seems you basically have to ignore it, easy said than done I know.

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      Wow, interesting. I do find certain foods trigger mine. Or seem to. Sweets for one. Yes, loud noises as well as stress. I find if my husband and I happen to argue, it goes crazy, especially when I raise my voice. I too will hear like a thump sometimes or like someone slammed a door in my head. I, at times, feel miscombodulated. Awful. My head buzzes as well at times. It actually "feels" like it is buzzing..So if I can get rid of stress, sweets and loud noises(work at a school) I may would be okay...ahhhhhh

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      Working around the house, sitting in the yard, being at work..as I stated b4, stress is main culprit, sweets, and Loud noises. I find if I get the least little stressed I actually "Feel" it in my head. I get different noises, mostly like cicadas chirping, at times it sounds like I'm under water. I get wave like feelings in my head as well and loud thumps occassionally. It's crazy. I'm not sure where T begins and something else may be taking over. Hoping it's just T and not some kind of dreadful something in my head..wish I could feel "normal" again..it's definetly in our heads tho and not ears..even tho my ears feel like Tha r stopped up often like iv been on a plane..

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      Did the world renown specialist have anything to say of help? Was his T the reason he heard all that in the quiet room or do most hear that. Sometimes I can hear my heart beating..I hear all kids of crap. My head sometimes sounds like it's crackling..I love hearing this man on youtube Julian Cowell Hill talk about it. He gives you such hope and gives you ideas on how to handle it. You should ck him out..

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      Hi, no I don't recall him saying anything about what might help, only about getting habituated to it much like a ticking clock eventually you don't notice it sort of thing, I've tried repeating in my mind a sort of mantra there is no noise there is no noise there is no noise, on and on, this is the sort of thing you resort to, clutching at straws, I'll check out on YouTube Julian Cowell Hill, cheers,

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      I like the ticking clock analogy. Let’s face it, most of us are stuck with this for the long run. I find considering it as an uncontrollable white noise and ignoring it as much as possible to be the best response.
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      I saw a therapist, just two appointments. She was seeing someone else with tinnitus. He got it after being in a car accident. He also lost his eyesight in one eye due to the accident and was losing eyesight on his other eye. Imagine being blind and with tinnitus. 

      Something she told me to tell myself when it was bothering me or when I was feeling down because of it -

      "I have tinnitus, so what." -

      I tried it, for 5 days I actually felt better but then, back to usual.

      I saw an ENT, he had to be 80 years old, he told me the story of a patient he had who had tinnitus. His appointment wasn't due to tinnitus but for something else. This was decades ago. Talking, the patient mentioned he got tinnitus during World War 2. My ENT asked him if he still had it, the patient paused and told him, "hold on, let me check......" so he stays quiet for a while and say, "yep, still have it!"

      He told me to look at tinnitus this way. Imagine you have a cranky nasty old man inside your head pulling a squeaky crank generating the noise you hear. The more you let it bother you, the more he's going to do it. If you stop paying attention to it, if you ignore it, if you don't let it get to you, eventually, he's going to get tired of you not paying him the attention he wants and he will stop = habituation. 

       

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      Hi, yes that's the secret to ignore it, you are stuck with it, nothing can be done, the more you hate it the worse it seems to become, so in a twisted sort of way you have to like it, a sort of friend not an enemy if this makes any sense.

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      Hi, yes blind with tinnitus doesn't bear thinking about, I would definitely go for the tinnitus over blindness, the more you hate it "Tinnitus" the worse it seems, I see the cup as half full, things could be worse, along with the Tinnitus I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, And IBS, so they're fighting it out to see who can give me the most grief, but they're many many people worse off, back to the Tinnitus, a comforting thought in a way is we are not alone and many famous people have and had tinnitus, Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh, and many more, I thought I read at least 10% of the UK population have it, and 50 million Americans.

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      Hey what a wise man. That makes so much sense..yea, so....we have T. I like that..
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      Yep, there are days or times in a day, that I have to stop and listen to c if it's still there..good times! Then other x it's like yep, it's angry..wink) when I first developed this, I. Never wud Hav believed that I would be able to manage having T..I thank my Lord everyday for his grace I have most days..

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      Hi, still ringing ?, I've had a thought I think mine gets worse with weather pressure changes, high to low pressure, or maybe it's all in my head ?.

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      I've thought this too but don't know where to look to start keeping track of weather pressure. One of my worst days was last year when a storm came about all of us a sudden. 

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      I hope I get to where you're at soon. 

      I've had it for 22 months. There are days, sometimes weeks where I feel normal, it's barely there and I ask myslef, "Am I 'cured?,'" "do I really have tinnitus?," "I forgot what tinnitus sounds likes," and then a day or two later, bam, it's back. When it's back, I go through the same feelings and emotions all over again. 

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      Hahaha,,yea I think it's in all our heads...but I have read where a few ppl did notice a change with weather. Mines pretty bad 2day for some reason, so I always think about what I do different. Today I ate deli meat an cheese..so I will keep an eye on that..

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      Oh trust me, it still gives me cause for panic when it gets bad, but I try all kinds of calming techniques like deep breathing and totally relaxing my body. It does help. Then I try 2 get my mind on other things..
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      And I am steadily trying to pin point what sets it off when it gets worse..I want 2 b positive about it all and try to believe that "This too shall pass."

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      Mine is bothering me a lot today too. I didn't sleep well and I've been battling a cold for 4 days now, maybe it's related to my cold.

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      “It’s all in our heads!” Perfect...of course it is! Keeping a healthy sense of humor always helps!

      What song was it that said “I gotta laugh to keep from crying...”

      😂😭😂😭😂😭

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      I think many areas of our life sets this crap off..foods, stress, weather, colds, deficiencies, you name it, it sets it off..so like Martin says, oh well, we have T. We gotta roll with the good and the not so good..smile
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      Laughter is healing for the bones..King David wrote tht I believe..while in a drs office, I saw on a print one laugh gives our bodies 3 days of immunity. So I say...let's laugh more often!! Maybe we can laugh this T. out of our heads!! wink

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