Living with tinnitus

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babybear  ·  21 Jun 2017

Hi ... I developed Tinnutus in my ears after a RTA . I suffered slight clicking injury to my jaw , which is classed as TMD/TMJ . I went to my GP and orifacial specialist and also ENT specialist here in dublin and they say that i have to live with it...One audiologist recommended hearing aids at a cost of €3600 for the pair. I was told that these dot work by the ENT specialist in dublin. I have ringing in my ears constantly and worst when the house is quiet or in quite areas. My hearing has not been affected only the tinnutus... these people who I went to cannot linked the TMD/TMJ to the tinnutus issue I have and all this started from the RTA...Can tinnitus be linked to TMD..

and living with this for the last 4 years has become easier however there is no genuine help out there for people who live with this... to them it is all about money.. 

thank you..

 

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Lachu  ·  25 Feb 2017

I got buzzing sound in my left ear, one week ago.... can anyone help me.... I'm getting mad n panic..... thinking to die

 

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Iromac  ·  30 Nov 2016

Not us, I'm afraid.

 

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Anne Marie Beirne978  ·  28 Nov 2016

Did the Mute Button work for anyone out there with tinnitus?

 

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Karen McMahon754  ·  24 Oct 2016

Great thx sarah

 

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tippcolleen  ·  21 Oct 2016

Karen McMahon754. Hi Karen. Get in touch with DeafHear.ie, they have lots of devices and aids to help with getting to sleep, etc. They are a fantastic organisation. They are in every city in Ireland. Google them for info. Regards Sarah

 

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Karen McMahon754  ·  20 Oct 2016

Go. My hubby has tinnitus over 20 yes from loud speakers. Hes been to doc and specialist who gave him no solution to ease it. He finds the only way to sleep is alcohol :( about 5 cans every night. It's gotta stop before he develops a real problem. Any help or advice appreciated. 

 

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SarahKaylee  ·  03 Sep 2016

My boyfriend has tinnitus in both ears for a year now. I got in contact with a doctor in America an unfortunately he only deals with people who hear their heart beat in their ears. I'm going to try the b12 as I have seen it has worked for some people so hopefully this will help. 

 

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Damon  ·  31 Aug 2016

Hypnosis worked for me.Still have tinnitus.But rarely notice it.Takes 5 -6 sessions.

Doesnt work straight away. Takes a leap of faith to stick with it.But so worth it for me.

 

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Seanmac  ·  31 Aug 2016

It took about three months. I still use a smaller dose every day in a multi-vitamin. It has worked for, and hopefully will for you.

 

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RPM  ·  30 Aug 2016

Thanks for the inputs. I am thinking of going to a hypnotherapist.

 

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TLK  ·  29 Aug 2016

To Seanmac...TLK here, suffering about 2 years now. I started vitimin B12 on the first of July this year , and to date I feel no improvement . How long did it take for it to have any effect on you ? Thanks for the information.

 

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tippcolleen  ·  29 Aug 2016

Rui P. M184

Do not buy the Mutebutton. Contact DeafHear.ie before you waste your money. They'll give you all the advice you need...I have been living with Tinnitus for the past 35 years.......There's no known cure, but plenty of therapy and help out there. 

 

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Iromac  ·  29 Aug 2016

My partner's experience of the mute button is that it didn't work for him but try phoning the Beacon clinic. I think the offices are there. Since my last post my husband has been to a hypnotherapist who works in this area and it's the first positive experience he has had. He is going again in September. He also found the Thursday support line offered by Deaf Ear to be heartening. Thanks for your help people.

 

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Rui P. M184  ·  21 Aug 2016

I have been living with Tinnitus for over 5 years now. Am trying to get Mutebutton but cant get through to them. I have emailed them, no reply, and there is no phone number... Also, there is no BUY button on the site so I have no idea what's wrong... perhaps, like someone said in a previous post, it just does not work. I would appreciate some more feedbaack on this product. Desperate as I am, now that I saved a bit of money, I would not mind investing it in such an expensive procuct as Mutebutton provided it would in fact work... Thanks

 

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Iromac  ·  22 Jul 2016

Thanks Tippcolleen. I see their information online and will do so.

 

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tippcolleen  ·  07 Jul 2016

Iromac

You should contact DeafHear.ie...they're wonderful and will certainly be able to help you.....

 

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Iromac  ·  07 Jul 2016

I really understand your situation Amy. It's terrible to see your loved-one go through this and there seems like very little can be done. I'm an academic and I've started reading specialist material on tinnitus from scientific research journals. From that view the researchers say TCT (tinnitus coping training) is the most effective method of helping sufferers in the medium to long term. The TCT approach is basically a course of  11/12 sessions that combines education CBT and noise masking techniques. The results are very positive in studies in Germany and the US. But where to access a course like this for our sufferers in Ireland? I don't know. We might have to create one ourselves. It doesn't look like rocket science. Anybody out there with education, psychology backgrounds that might want to help create one of these TCT courses for our people? I'm up for it. Contact me here and we can pool our expertise. 

 

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AmyH1249  ·  07 Jul 2016

Hi I am actually not suffering with tinnitus my mam is, basically it's setting her over the edge she was at a family party 5 years ago and her table was positioned next to a speaker. The next morning she had a ringing in her ears but thought this was normal as after loud music this usually happens but after a few days she still had the ringing and was beginning to get worried. She went to the doctor and was then sent to a specialist who told her she had damaged 7 small hairs in her ear and this was causing this ringing and it was called tinnitus. 5 years on and she is still trying to cope with the ringing in her ears. She has tried faith healers, hypnosis, vitamins, grommets and hearing aids. She is getting to the point where she just can't cope any longer with the ringing it's really affecting her day to day activities and her job. I really think when she is stressed at all it gets a lot worse or when the house is quiet. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what to do to cope with this ringing or how to adjust your lifestyle to make it less tortuous. It's not nice to see someone you love be so down and out over such a horrible problem. Any advice would be really appreciated.

amy 

 

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Iromac  ·  28 Jun 2016

I saw that Sean and thanks. We will definitely look into that. I suppose when you have an issue like tinnitus which is critical and very present the thought of trying something for 3 months  before there is any potential improvement seems daunting, but every avenue possible and reasonable must be explored I guess. 

 

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Seanmac  ·  28 Jun 2016

I have posted before about the benefits of B12. I have been tinnitus free now for a number of years. New sufferers may find this post useful. 

 

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Iromac  ·  28 Jun 2016

The post below are all very helpful to someone supporting a tinnitus sufferer. My husband's tinnitus is very bad and it is awful to see him suffer. Can anyone recommend a hypnotist in Ireland who has successfully treated a tinnitus patient? He tried the Mute Button but with no success. Many sincere thanks for any help proffered here. We are open to suggestions.

 

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life struggle  ·  29 May 2016

Hi everyone this Hakam Tanoli with you from uae staying here regarding job...originally from pakistan. .I read here all comments about tinnitus. Before I wasn't known anything about tinnitus what actually it is..but I just got tinnitus 2 month ago in march 2016..first I thought it might be little problem and will go away .but I was disappointed when I started to search through Internet. ..u tube Google and talking with anyone about it...I got hearing test and then got vitamins and serc now just I started stugeron. ..but I think nothing gona be done well from me...here I just found one solution to forgetting and ignoring about it...and some of us are very lucky to have it in one ear...I don't know what it caused in my cause. I never been exposed my ears to loud music...but I think that was my alergy medicine reaction. .and another point is that I'm from pakistan we have less literacy rate and mostly people don't know enlish and are not able to search anything on Internet. ..I'm the lucky one among them to know Bcoz been in uae for years.and I feel little relief to read materials and sufferer experience here..I'm sorry I haven't any solution for you all regarding tinnitus but other than my best wishes for you...we don't have educational and health facilities in our country from government. You all lucky enough than me to be living in a modern and good democratic country. ..if European American and many other nations don't have solution for tinnitus. Then don't expect from us Bcoz we r so backward than that all to be honest with you all...I just made my self understand that if they don't have solution other than ignoring so you do ignore. .now I'm going to be live with it to ignore it..might be until death..one thing more I want to mantiond for you all my brothers here is...one of my friend 23 yeras old got his both kidney expired..and no option for him now to face the death..and for some time on dialysis. And imagine that every week 3 time and at each single must spend 4 hours on machine. ..so which life is defficult .?  remember all this from God who give us health and disease too...but r selected for tinnitus and may be not facing other dead full diseases. ..so be positive be live with it. ..nothing is going to be wrong. ..comments me about all this plz..waiting for your feedback. ..Hakam Tanoli from pakistan..now in uae..

 

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Steve123  ·  26 Jan 2016

Here's a recent and inspiring interview with Robin who learned to live happily with Tinnitus. Hope you find it valuable on your own journey --> http://tinnitussuccess.com/robin-story/

 

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Steve123  ·  13 Jan 2016

Here's a recent and inspiring interview with Denis W. who found relief from chronic Tinnitus using mindfulness and Stoicism. Hope you find it valuable on your own journey --> http://tinnitussuccess.com/stoicism-mindfulness

 

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Seanmac  ·  20 Oct 2015

I did not use ay particular brand of B12, I bought it in the health shop. The last batch were holland and barrett.

 

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Poggo  ·  17 Oct 2015

Hello All, This is my first post so hope it is of some use to you all, i am sure this has been commented on in the long list of posts. i am reading through them, please forgive me for commenting before reading all. Mute Button; i write this critique with some sadness because Mute Button started out 5or 6 years ago back then they had an altrustic attitude. i registered and was rejected for the first clinical trial but a very sympatetic lady phoned me and reassured me i would be included in the next one. That never happened ans as the months and years passed their attitude changed. Firtst they were never set up for Tinnitus, they were trying to help young people who after attending loud concerts or raes with ringing ears would have some relief. But young people have no disposible income so they moved to the mugs with money and Tinnitus. Now they just seem to be money obsessed. I have the worst kind od Tinnitus in my left ear a loud screeming noise, if i cover my right ear i cannot hear the television at 7 feet. it sounds like a plane landing sometimes. best post i have read; learn to live with it love your tinnitus make a friend of it.. thenks for listening,, best of luck to you all.. do not let this defeat you..

Poggo........

 

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Damon  ·  08 Oct 2015

is there any brand of b12 that is recomended?

 

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Seanmac  ·  07 Oct 2015

Good luck Rachel, try the B12, it worked fr me.

 

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Ger66  ·  06 Oct 2015

Yea please do. Good luck with it rachael

 

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Rachel2410  ·  05 Oct 2015

Thanks for the replies guys!! I will let you know how things go Cool

 

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modelt  ·  05 Oct 2015

Rachel. Yes we have all gone through your stage of buzzing in the ears.The start of it I found to be the most difficult and it becomes less annoying as time goes by, The Vitamin B12 suggestion does work but there are days that it will still come back but for short periods. I do blame medication I am taking for my tinnitus.There are good suggestions on You tube.

 

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Scarlett O\'Hara  ·  05 Oct 2015

Rachel, does the noise fluctuate? I find that when I get upset/anxious about the noise, it makes it louder. Also avoid caffeine and alcohol. Makes my noise worse. I found having white noise on at night helped at first but then the noise got louder over time. I am attending a master healer (kinda like a Kinesilogist) in Mullingar. Will let you know if he helps! Do you have any other symptoms other than tinnitus?

 

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Ger66  ·  05 Oct 2015

Hi Rachael ring 0867310053 hypnosis-dublin

info@hypnosis-dublin.com.Hypnosis worked for me.Took a while.But so worth it.Good luck

 

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Seanmac  ·  02 Oct 2015

Rachel,

Please read my posts wich may be useful to you.

Seanmac

 

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Rachel2410  ·  02 Oct 2015

Hi. I'm new to this. I started to suffer from a ringing in my right ear in Jan of this year. At first I thought it was a noise coming from the hot press in my bedroom, but then discovered it was actually coming from inside my ear. I went to the doc who said it was an ear infection, so I was put on antibiotics. All of our stories sound similar actually, which is quite comforting knowing I'm not the only one going through this torment. Anyway, long story short, I went to ENT several times, was then referred to a specialist in the Hermatige Clinic, then for an MRI. Everything came back clear on the MRI thankfully but I am now left with coming to terms with this noise. Many of your stories have been really comforting, now I am looking for any information anyone has on hypnotherapy or music therapy or any other options that help (vitamin supplements/ counselling)? I have considered the Mute button as I am so desperate to relieve this noise, but €2500 is a lot to come up with. Also, I heard that If you try to treat Tinnitus in the first few months, there is a better chance of helping it..is this true? Thank you Smile

 

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Seanmac  ·  16 Sep 2015

Looking at both containers again with a magnifying glass, it could be 25ug even though there is a tail under the u. Both the ABC senior plus multivitamins and minerals and the 100 tablet bottle of B12 were bought in Holland and Barrett. I am not familar with those type of measures, hence my error. I hope this helps.

 

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TLK  ·  15 Sep 2015

Tlk to Seanmac......Holland & Barrett sell it in Millegrams, and the girl didn't know what 25PG was !!! I tried three Dublin outlets of H&B but they had none ! Everyone must know your secret, also tried Booths Grafton St. but no luck. Will get it over the next few days. Looking on line, it's probably UG, so what MG would that be if you took 6x25 UG ? Thanks for the support.

 

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Seanmac  ·  15 Sep 2015

Tlk. I had bad Tinnitus and sought medical attention from my G.P. and a Consultant without success. By chance I saw an article in a magazine about using B.12. I was sceptical, but desperate, and got some. The tablets were 25pg. It was recommended to use one to 5 daily. I took 6 daily, 3 with Breakfast, and 3 with dinner. Nothing happened for about three months, and then the Tinnitus died down, and finally left. A few times over the years I felt it was coming back, and went back on the above dose of B.12 for a time, I take a daily dose of senior multivitamins and minerals  supplement which also has 25pg of B.12.

Tlk, it worked for me, it is cheap, and worth a try. I hope it works for you, as Tinnitus is terrible. Good luck, and let others know if it works!    

 

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TLK  ·  14 Sep 2015

I've seen your posts before Seanmac, and tried Vit B12, but only for a month, which made no difference. Based on my continuing problem, and you recent post, I am going to try it again. What dose did you take ?

 
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