Monday, October 24, 2016

Tinnitus disappearicus

I awakened from sleep minutes ago and went through the channels on my TV to see if there was anything I could watch to bore myself to sleep. After a couple or few minutes, I realized there was something very different about me - no ringing, as in my ears.

I have had tinnitus in my left ear since about 1981 when I fired a shot at a skunk I saw out in broad daylight acting strangely. There was a rabies epidemic in the area, so I leaned on the hood of my Border Patrol Ram Charger, drew my issued Colt Border Patrol 357 and blasted it. For 4 or 5 days I was virtually deaf in my left ear, the one that had been closest to the windshield and my right ear rang for that time. By day 5 the ringing in my right ear had stopped and I could hear in my left ear again but there was a ringing in that ear that persisted all these years until a few minutes ago. That ringing got worse, much louder, after chemo treatments 5 years ago and new ringing, started in my roght ear though not as loud as in the left.

I don't know how or why and hope it will be permanant yet doubt it but the ringing has stopped - as in completely. How nice it would be not to be incessently pestered by that annoying ringing that rarely turns into the sound of water rushing out of a faucet then back to ringing a short time later. Keeping my fingers crossed for now.

All the best,

1 comment:

Glenn B said...

It came back later the same day, oh well the silenced ring was nice while it lasted.