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 Good morning!  I have severe tinnitus, too...I've had it since 1995.  I had brain cancer and the radiation therapy afterwards damaged my aural nerves...rending me almost deaf and with severe tinnitus.  It sucks, but I'm grateful to be alive.

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Have you considered scheduling an appointment with an ENT ( Ear Nose Thoat) rather than an Audiologist?
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I’ve had it for years now in one ear only, which also is losing ability to hear.  High pitch tones usually which is miserable when I try to sleep.  I have aid which seems to help soften the sounds sometimes.  I’m wondering if and when I can no longer hear in that ear, if the tinnitus will stop!  Really wish there was solution.  

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Yes, I suffer from it and frankly it is beyond me that all I get from my Dr. is that there’s nothing that can be done!!  It can be extremely disturbing specially late afternoon every day!!

HELP!!


Is your tinnitus loud enough to mask real sounds?  For example, my tinnitus, which has a peak frequency of about 10 KHz., prevented me from hearing what women with high pitched voices were saying.  After 30 years, although my tinnitus hasn't diminished, I can now understand them and my tinnitus doesn't bother me at all.  

 

If your tinnitus isn't loud enough to prevent you from hearing real sounds, you should stop complaining because you will get used to it. 

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If the tinnitis was the side effect of a fluoridated drug like one of the fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, etc.) your fluoridated toothpaste and fluoridated tap water could be setting you off. Ditto for foods made with fluoridated water or substances, and that includes tea, cofffee, wine, beer.... 

 

For the first time in I don't know how long, I had a short spell just yesterday. I know exactly what I ate to set me off because it was something I only very rarely eat and when thinking about it I realized it has a high water content.

 

I'm lucky as all my episodes have been short lived - so in my case I was able to ignore it - but that is bad advice. Tininitis was my body telling me I was being poisoned. Definitely consult another doctor, but don't count on them. Took me decades to figure this out. Vertigo and arthritis were just two of the other symptoms I 'lived with' that were symptoms of fluoride poisoing and much more debilitating. Let me tell you, I was impaired... and now I'm furious. 

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I just recently started experience the symptoms of tinnitus.  This started to occur after I started taking antibiotics for an infection which they say can be a cause for this to happen.  My symptoms are just a low whistling sound but I'm concerned that it could get worse.  Talked to my doctor about it and he told me to not think about it and it will not impair you.....yuck.  Sounds like bad advice so I plan on visitind an audiologist to see if any else can help address this.

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Yes, I suffer from it and frankly it is beyond me that all I get from my Dr. is that there’s nothing that can be done!!  It can be extremely disturbing specially late afternoon every day!!

HELP!!

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My good friend suffers from the same as you. She hears Christmas music non stop. It is terrible!! Been to a neurologist and they haven't helped her. I just read an article in the AATSP magazine about a new therapy called: Night Time Sound therapy. Trying to get more info, but can't seem to find it here!!
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I've mentioned before that I do suffer from tinnitus and some days I hear the sound more than others.  It's so annoying that it drives me crazy.  I use hearing aids and they help the sound a bit.  Sometimes I don't want to wear them all day long but will put them on later in the day.  Wish there was a cure for this sound I hear in my ear.  

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I have tried everything, doctors, specialist, hearing center and basicly everyone has told me there is nothing they can do for it. They tried to sell me a 6000.00 hearing aid, i guess everyone knows what I had to say about that. Sometimes it gets so loud it is unbearable, especialy at night. GOOD LUCK PEOPLE

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