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Eloise Garland

Two Matching Ears

October 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM

 Since my blog about my tinnitus back in July, much has happened. I have moved schools to a specialist music school to carry on with my education with my main focus being placed on music, and I have been building up a new repertoire on violin, piano and voice. I have also had a series of violin lessons this half term - my first ones in two and a half years - and they're going absolutely brilliantly! My technique has been coming on in leaps and bounds, and I couldn't be happier!

  That is, apart from my tinnitus getting in the way... again! Due to the new environment I'm in and being in a city rather than the countryside where I live, my tinnitus has been somewhat more aggravated than usual. So after 6 weeks at my new school, and the tinnitus in my right ear becoming increasingly worse, I decided to go back to the audiology unit at the hospital and get it sorted! 

  If you read my last tinnitus blog, then you'll know what I'm going on about by having two matching ears! To those who haven't, basically I got a device which goes behind the ear (and looks like a hearing aid) which feeds white noise into the ear, training my brain to eventually block out unwanted noise, including my tinnitus. It takes a long time, but the results are worth it! My left ear has improved a lot in the past couple of months to the point where the tinnitus is almost unnoticeable. Anyway, after 6 weeks of bad tinnitus, the future looks bright as I got the same type of device but for my right ear this time! Now I have matching ears, I'm quite excited that I'll be getting my quality of life back again so I can concentrate on my music in peace!

  I guess I'll be having to dig out those little violin stickers again... :)

From John Cadd
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Eloise--Lovely to know you are getting a musical education.  Eventually the only inconvenience will be running low on free batteries. It`s surprising what you can get used to. If you had to pick an ailment , choose one that`s not actually painful.

From Kathryn Woodby
Posted on October 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Glad for you Eloise!  :)

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