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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How can silence be so loud?

The quieter things are, the louder it gets. If you have tinnitus, then you know what I am talking about. I have been dealing with a swooshing sound in my right ear that seems to pulse with my heartbeat for a few years now. Lately, it has been getting louder and harder to ignore, especially at night. Fortunately, I sleep on my side. If I keep my ear against the pillow, it muffles the sound. Unfortunately for my neck and shoulder, it is less painful to sleep on left side instead of my right. We all have to choose our battles. I have visited numerous specialist and I have had all kinds of test, and the sad reality is I may have to live with it. But, I am not ready to give up just yet. For now, I will settle for sleeping on my right side with the TV on. Hopefully, my ongoing research online will turn up with something that will prove helpful. If it does, I will be glad to share that information.

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