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My name is Jay and I am writing this for the pure reason of when I had a ringing in my ear I assumed the worse and instantly started worrying about permanent hearing loss and all other sorts of negative things. During that time where I felt depressed I was constantly googling stories and cases of the ear ringing for multiple days and most of what I found was negative. That made me feel worse than I already did, and I personally believe that a good attitude and just not thinking about the problem will help it heal. However with all the negativity surrounding this ringing and tinnitus I couldn't stop thinking about it. All I could think about was that dang ringing in my ear and if I would have to live with this ringing for a unforeseeable future.
I got the ringing in my ear the night I want to a EDM concert (has a lot of bass loud speakers). These concerts are around 115 decibels and I believe going above 80 is bad for your ears. Anyway this was my first concert of this kind and of course the first one I go to I end up having a ringing in my ear for multiple days. My friends didn't have it or for some of them it went away after a hour or so. So I was genuinely worried. The concert was on a Friday and I told myself if the ringing wasn't gone by Monday I would go to a doctor. Although based on what I read it doesn't seem like much can be done except make the ringing more bearable. Anyway after around 36 hours there was no change, I was so worried and sad that I just kept sleeping through the weekend, and then I woke up on Sunday morning and the ringing was faded. It was great news to me, this ringing was going away I had hope it would be gone for good. Now after another day or so the ringing is practically gone.
So some people might be wondering what I did, all I did was sleep a lot, and slowly start listening to softer music or some noise so that way my brain wouldn't stay in the habitat of making/hearing that noise. The music was always on low never high, and I didn't start listening to music again until it had faded. I also would go see a doctor if there is no change in a week or so.
Anyway the whole purpose of this blog thing, is to just say there is a good chance the ringing will go away, just give it time and be happy and keep living your life. I also know many people have had tinnitus for years and they may look at this and be like really, this is what is bothering this person, this is pathetic I lived with this everyday and they can't handle it for a few days. However I know there are some paranoid people out there like me and I just hope this gives them reassurance that everything will be okay. I mean no offense to anyone who might have tinnitus and have had it for quite sometime. I also don't assume to be super knowledgeable or a expert on tinnitus or ear ringing, I am just sharing my experience, seek a doctor before doing anything that may make the problem worse, like I don't even know if I should have listen to music but I did.I just wanted to give hope to anyone who might be paranoid.
Anyway thanks for reading my story/essay thing, I don't know if I will check this that often or if anyone will really read it. I just felt like I had to write this and put it out there. Anyway have a good night and live your life to the fullest!
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