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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by maddiemo, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. maddiemo

    maddiemo · Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone on here suffers from tinnitus? My husband has got it really bad it's driving him mad and making him very depressed. It would be interesting to hear how other people suffer with this nasty illness that has no cure.
  2. candyfloss

    candyfloss · Well-Known Member

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    I've had tinnitus for some time and it became more noticable in the last couple of years after I was exposed to some sudden loud noises. I'm used to it now but I wish a cure could be found for it as it affects many people. Its difficult to do but the less you worry about it the less of a problem it can seem to be. Its a good idea not to be in a completely silent environment otherwise it becomes too apparent.
  3. BaliRob

    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was exposed to an extremely loud (sharp) noise whilst walking along the pavement where a lorry's tail lift was dropped onto
    the road surface in 'free-fall'. I felt a very painful stabbing to my left ear (the ear nearest the offending vehicle) and, from then
    on to the present day, have experienced the 'white noise' associated with Tinnitus.

    Depending upon the severity of the condition and if loss of sleep is being caused - one can obtain various electrical devices to
    counter the noise by tuning into it and nullifying or cancelling it out sufficiently for the sufferer to fall asleep. Some use a radio
    under the pillow or headphones playing music - both are very effective.

    I have lived with this for 17 years and I can promise you that the brain will eventually accept and, almost deny, the condition
    sufficiently so much so that one has to actually become aware of the noise. Sometimes the noise actually disappears for a few hours but a sure way to bring it back is to nod off (even for just a few seconds) in front of the TV for example.

    There are clinics that deal with this problem exclusively I believe but do not despair it DOES get better with time and I hope the
    poster's husband will accept this.
  4. Hobs

    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    I have been a sufferer for many years and I first noticed a slight 'whistle' in my left side since my late teens following concussion as a result of a nasty fall. It has got slowly but progressively worse as the years passed and now knocking on 70 it has become very intrusive when all is quiet. I have seen many so called specialists and short of brain surgery, little can be done for me. So long as I am not left in silence, life is not too bad, but I do miss parts of conversations with some people (not all and women's voices are best) and the slightest distortion in a phone conversation and I'm instantly lost.
    One thing I learnt to do early on was lip read and in my 20's I learnt to sign (for other reasons) and have kept it polished for when my hearing fails completely.
  5. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin

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    I've not been diagnosed with tinnitus but I do believe I suffer from it. I have this constant 'tv static' noise over everything. Wouldn't be surprised if I do have it - I'm constantly listening to loud music and attending loud gigs.

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Herbal Preparations that can help reduce the symptoms of Tinnitus too.
    Ginkgo biloba
    Vitamin B complex
    Fenugreek seeds
    Sunflower seeds

    Sent from my KFTT using DCUK Forum mobile app
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