Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How Tinnitus Effects Your Life

This post is much different than the posts I do on alcohol  addiction.  This is about tinnitus (ringing of the ears) and how Tinnitus effects your life, as it has effected mine for the last 38 years.

Back when I was about 18 years old, a friend and myself decided to go to a quarry at the Jersey Shore and shoot a few boxes of ammo from a 357 magnum without any ear protection whatsoever.  A very stupid move on the both of us and something that would ruin my hearing for the rest of my life.

In the beginning we were having a great time shooting at tin cans and different things we could find in the quarry, such as bottles, wood and anything we could find that we could shoot at.

My friend and I had a bet on just who would be the best shooter with this high power pistol.  We continued to shoot and got into the second box of ammo when my ears started to bother me just a little bit, but I knew they were not feeling right.  So we stopped shooting the pistol for a half hour or so just to take a rest and rest our hurting ears.

We set up some new things to shoot at and opened the third box of bullets and began to shoot away.

After about 5 minutes I had to stop because me ears were killing me.  I had a wrangler jacket on, so I took it off and wrapped the sleeves around my hurting ears hoping it would help with the pain in my ears, but not knowing the damage had already been done to my ears.

We finished the last box of bullet and I have to say, my ears were hurting so bad.  My friend took me home to Long Beach Island where I was living with my parents for the summer.

By the time I got home I laid down on the couch and feel sound a sleep.  My mom woke me up a couple hours later to ask if I would like to have my dinner  and as she spoke, her voice sounded like Micky Mouse. I then knew I mess up my ears big time.

The sound of other people speaking to me for the next three to fours more days, was that sound of a high pitch Mickey Mouse voice.  The pain in my ears was unbelievable.

As the days passed the sound of other people's voices became to be more normal sounding, but the ringing in my ears never went away and is still there 38 years later.  24/7 I hear high pitch continuous sounds that keeps me from getting to sleep each and every night.

After a month or so went by and there wasn't any relief in my ears I made a appointment with an Ears, Nose and Throat Doctor.

He examined me and gave me some test coming up with the conclusion that I damaged my ears so bad and now I will suffer with what he called "Tinnitus" probably for the rest of my life.  I damaged all the tiny hairs in my ears causing the constant ringing in my ears (Tinnitus).

Recently I found on the web an article that has changed so many people's lives that suffer from Tinnitus.  The system is called, "Tinnitus Miracle" - The Only Clinically Proven 5-Step Holistic System For Curing and Preventing Tinnitus Permanently.  Read this amazing system and what it has done for so many people in curing their Tinnitus.