Tinnitus Is Not A Joke[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On April 18, 2012 Under Tinnitus
Severe Tinnitus Can Be Very Debilitating
After all, how can a few ringing noises in your ears affect your life?
Rachel Nugent 30, has found that it affected every aspect of her life. Specifically she has found it very difficult to sleep, which has left her moody, tired and irritable! One doctor even suggested the cause of the tinnitus was because she was slightly overweight!
Even a nice doctor told her that she must just live with it!
Her last job was in a very quiet environment which, ironically, made it difficult for her to concentrate. About her social life, Rachael says, “I never go to the cinema anymore as it is too hard to concentrate on the film. The theatre is also very difficult, but I still go as it is a passion. However it can be very upsetting when I can’t focus on the play.”
Even going on holiday offers no pleasure. “Holidays are futile as it’s just too hard to relax – I constantly need a TV, radio or iPod on for background noise. I can’t even read as much as I used to. I only read at night now, and sometimes I have to force myself not to give in and put the book down.”
She offers this advice to those family members and friends who have no experience of tinnitus ringing in the ears:
With regards to those who haven’t experienced tinnitus, Rachael pleads, “If you have a loved one who has tinnitus, please make a real effort to remember they are going through hell. In my experience, friends just forget that you have it, because it’s not a symptom you can see. On a positive note, my mum, dad and sister have all been wonderful and I would have gone under without them.”
Read the full article at deafnessresearch.org.uk
In closing I would suggest that as we love going to movies, the theater, socializing, sleeping, reading and everything we all take for granted, perhaps it is time to starting taking of ourselves before we too start hearing the dreaded whooshing, ringing, screeching, ringing, whistling and a host of other noises in the head known as tinnitus.