Video Transcript: My experience with Tinnitus

RIKKI POYNTER: Hi, I’m Rikki. [name sign]

In this video, I’ll be talking about tinnitus also known as ringing or buzzing in the ears. Just imagine a bee flying around or into your ear. It’s an annoying thing that usually nobody likes or wants.

I’ve received quite a bit of comments asking me if I had tinnitus myself and if I could talk about my experiences with it. Alright, I will!

Five years ago, I started experiencing some ringing, mostly buzzing. Sometimes, it’s just something that’s really annoying. Sometimes, it is actually painful to experience. My doctor told me that it’s common for deaf people to experience tinnitus. I didn’t know that.

So, what happens when someone experiences tinnitus? For myself, I find it really difficult to sleep. I end up lying in bed staring at the ceiling for a long time. All I’m hearing and feeling is the ringing/buzzing. I did ask my doctor if there was a cure for tinnitus, but he said that there wasn’t. Just gonna have to deal with it.

If the ringing/buzzing starts, I try to do something else as a distraction like put earphones in and play music or a movie. If there are other noises, it’ll help muffle the ringing/buzzing.

Some people have told me that they experience dizziness. I personally have never experienced that, thankfully. Thankfully, I don’t have tinnitus episodes that often.

If you have tinnitus and want to share your experience, leave your comments down below. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you later. Bye!

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