Tinnitus

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key of E
constant ringing
edge of sanity

If you have ever been to a concert or a fireworks display and had ringing in your ears, imagine never being able to turn off that ringing in your head! We who suffer from tinnitus deal with this every day. Mine occurred while in the military over 20 years ago. Some days the ringing is so loud that I cannot hear from my left ear, other days it is softer. I have to sleep with a sound generator to mask the noise while sleeping.

My point…

Take care of your hearing as you will need it for the rest of your life.

7 responses »

    • My tinnitus is service connected. As a sniper I shot my weapon quite a bit. I also trained with explosives such as claymores and grenades. Even with ear plugs the damage was done. This should be told to recruits but at 18 I am not sure I would have listened.

  1. I have that too. If I’m quiet and listen to it, it’s more prominent. It can be used as a meditation tool, I’ve found. Sometimes I think “listen only to the ringing in your ears…” 🙂

  2. I’m sad to hear you suffer from tinnitus. It is also that that we, young people, are often exposed to absurdly loud music all the time. Many will have bad hearing when they grow up and it is saddening.

    • Thank you for your comment. I remember the day when I played my music so loud my ears rang. It is easy to think that we can heal no matter what and then later on regretting our behavior. Take care of yourself and once again thank you for your well wishes.

      William

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