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    Default tinnitus

    anyone had any experience with this?

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    I'm not sure but it rings a bell...
    Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who actually do.

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    Know two people that have it. One has managed to cope ( had it for several years) but attends some kind of meeting/help/support group. The other sadly couldn't deal with it & committed suicide a couple of years ago.
    It really is no laughing matter (not taking a swipe Dom) as there is simply no getting away from it. So do check for any help groups & make use of them.

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    hi CD , i get it off and on, coping, these people you talk about what age range?

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    Would white noise help?

    I used to have hyper acusis but have just a background central heating sound now which I only notice when it's quiet. I found guided relaxation/meditation allowed me to escape a few minutes when it was really vile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shevvy View Post
    hi CD , i get it off and on, coping, these people you talk about what age range?
    The lady has had it several years & now early mid 70s. The man who committed suicide a few years back was probably mid/late 50s.
    We tried to put the man in touch with the lady (she'd offered to take him to the support group & meet him etc) but he didn't want to - he was of the opinion nothing would help him. He'd spoke of suicide before due to tinnitus & he did end up going through with it a few months down the line as he felt he couldn't be helped or escape it. It's so sad.

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    than you all for your comments i dont feel so alone now.

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    I've got it and had it since I was little. I remember telling my mum I could hear a noise in the room and she thought I was being silly at first. Went to a hearing specialist said my hearing was really good, but have a scratched ear drum which caused the tinnitus. They can find the exact pitch and play it back to you which deafens you to that noise and can get rid of it. The other suggestion by the 'specialist' was to listen to loud music through earphones.....
    Most of the time I just ignore it. Helps working somewhere which radiation monitors clicking all day and kids being loud at home. Sometimes it can irritate if you want some quite time.
    Think there are very different severities.
    Must take phone to bed, must take phone to bed, must take phone to bed......

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    Not much help here shevvy I have this too. Have had for many years.
    Cut down on caffeine for a start. If you like your tea and coffee swap to decaffeinated ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M123 View Post
    Not much help here shevvy I have this too. Have had for many years.
    Cut down on caffeine for a start. If you like your tea and coffee swap to decaffeinated ?
    Didn't realise that could help..... may give it a try as I drink a lot of tea
    Must take phone to bed, must take phone to bed, must take phone to bed......

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