Our "Tinnitus Headlines" Past Present and Future!

I’m taking a writing class, and I started toying with what my “tinnitus headline” would be, and here are two options I came up with:

“How a Little Known Tinnitus-Clobbered
Composer from Chicago Combined Curiosity
With Determination… Reduced His Tinnitus to
a Mere Whisper And Created An Online Tinnitus
Healing Community That Gives You The Power To
Heal Yourself By Learning From People Who Have
Done It Successfully.”

and

“The Doctors All Laughed In The Curious Composer’s Face…
Until He Reduced His Tinnitus To A Mere Whisper And Created
An Online Tinnitus Healing Community That Gives You The Power
To Heal Yourself By Learning From People
Who Have Done It Successfully.”

Those headlines would describe my “present,” and, well, my past headlines are too gruesome to mention, however, my future desired headlines are only a tiny bit different from the ones above.

It’s something like:

“How a Little Known Formerly Tinnitus-Clobbered
Composer from Chicago Combined Curiosity
With Determination… Reduced His Tinnitus to
Sweet Silence And Created An Online Tinnitus
Healing Community That Gives You The Power To
Heal Yourself By Learning From People Who Have
Done It Successfully.”

or

“The Doctors All Laughed In The Curious Composer’s Face…
Until He Regained Crystal-Clear Tinnitus-Free Hearing, And Created
An Online Tinnitus Healing Community That Empowers You
To Heal Yourself By Learning From People
Who Have Done It Successfully.”

Here are some headlines I wrote in honor of some of our CureTinnitus.org members and contributors, who remain anonymous:

Middle-aged Martial Artist Finally Mourns the Loss of his Mother…and his Tinnitus Disappears!

Abused Husband Stands up to his Wife and Silences “his” Tinnitus

Terrified Housewife Stands up to her Demeaning Husband and Silences “her” Tinnitus

Struggling Stand-up Comic Stands up to his Abusive and Controlling Father and Silences “his” Tinnitus

Overworked Broke Musician Discovers That Healthy Wealth Acquisition Cured His Tinnitus

Anxious Philosopher Silences His Tinnitus by Confronting His Deepest Fears

Kind German Doctor Forced to Practice Privately Due to the Amazing Success Rate of his Simple Scientifically Proven Tinnitus Healing System

Care to share your past, present, or future “tinnitus headline?”

Cure Tinnitus Show #13

Show aired: 2PM GMT October 19th 2009

YouTube Excerpt:

Archived show available below…

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Discussion included: Dainis, during your own recovery, did you have periods of time when your tinnitus “flared” for a few days? I thought mine was under control and them BAM. I figure it has to do with some stress and perhaps fall allergies, but it’s a real bummer handling it. I am trying to ignore it and follow Julian’s advice not to dwell on it, but when it comes back it’s so depressing…

Member questions

Dainis, during your own recovery, did you have periods of time when your tinnitus “flared” for a few days?  I thought mine was under control and them BAM. I figure it has to do with some stress and perhaps fall allergies, but it’s a real bummer handling it.  I am trying to ignore it and follow Julian’s advice not to dwell on it, but when it comes back it’s so depressing.

—D’s response: Well, I learned “BioMental Training” from Dr. Hans Greuel in Germany. So, basically, I never really had “flares” until I heard about them. If the tinnitus ever bothered me, I just did my self-hypnosis techniques (BioMental Training), and when I discovered that I could reduce my tinnitus significantly (often to near nothing) every time, I just stopped worrying about it. I do not consider myself 100% “cured,” in that I do not “hear total silence” when I listen in to my tinnitus. I am far enough along to say that I’ve entered into two types of nice “spaces.” 1) Living my life such that tinnitus is not in my consciousness, whether it would be there if I were to check or not 2) Looking back at particularly peaceful moments, when I have totally forgotten about whether I could check for tinnitus or not, I suspect that it would not have been there, or I really would have needed to “try hard” to hear it.

What are some ways to handle the feeling of “defeat” when your tinnitus has been relatively quiescent and suddenly you become aware of it again, perhaps loudly and you can’t quite pinpoint why.  Coping mechanisms? (more…)