Tinnitus: What Is It and Which Rockers Have It?

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If you have Meniere’s Disease, then you probably know very well what it’s like to have constant ear ringing/ Tinnitus. People get it because of trauma to the inner ear like hearing loss or from an illness.

If it’s just hearing loss, a lot of times it happens when listening to something loud for long periods of time like music or work tools. Most hearing loss can be slowed down by wearing protective ear plugs that are rated for keeping out sound. But the problem is, you have to wear them. Stop making excuses because you may not notice the damage for a while. And if you have a baby & take them to church or a place that has loud noises, please protect them. They have no say on what they hear. I love my church & the worship time is like a concert every Sunday, but it bothers me when I see babies in the first few rows with no ear protection. Please take the time to take care of the little ones so that they have a longer chance of keeping Tinnitus away.

Below, is a link to an article that lists many rock stars that have this problem. The media is talking more about it since singer Huey Lewis told the world he has Meniere’s. He says playing live is so challenging that he had to stop. Who knows if it could be forever but Huey Lewis & News did just put out new studio music. Love that he is not letting Meniere’s keep him from his passion of music.

Tinnitus: What Is It and Which Rockers Have It?

Watch “Zach Williams – “Rescue Story” (Official Lyric Video)” on YouTube

While my family & friends have helped me when my Meniere’s Disease was at it’s worst, it was learning the truth about Jesus that help me through it & gain me a purpose to take my struggles & share them with others. If only helping one person suffering from Meniere’s, then I am doing Christ’s work.

John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
John 1:5 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/jhn.1.5.NLT

No matter how bad an illness can be, there is a tiny light that shines at the end of the tunnel. Jesus helped me make the light bigger so that it overcame the darkness. He is always ready to hel you.

Psalms 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
Psalms 27:1 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/psa.27.1.NLT

Psalms 55:22

Give your burdens to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalms 55:22 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/psa.55.22.NLT

Once I realized this, the fear & anxiety I felt during a severe vertigo attack was easier to handle. I remember before that, the tiniest vertigo twitch would put me in panic mode a things got worst a lot faster.

The Lord has huge shoulders. Let Him help you. He will never push you away.

Meniere’s & The Inner Ear

For an new followers or others that want a visual of what doctors believe happens with inner ear & Meniere’s, here is video I found might be helpful. This was how Meniere’s was explained to me many years ago when I ended up at the University of Florida/ Shands hospital in Gainesville, Fl. My doctor was the Chairman of the ENT Dept of the school & an Ear Surgeon.

https://youtu.be/qrk7OyAB_ss

Having An Odd Meniere’s Day

So I’m not sure what is going on but I’ve been having tiny dizzy spells that might last a few seconds in the last few days. If anyone knows, it is hard to not to freak out and think “Oh no, I hope symptoms don’t get worse” even with knowing I started my menstrual cycle & hormones tend to throw my balance off. The dizzy spell just happened & as I am typing this I can feel my anxiety level going up. I did take a Benadryl pill which has a calming effect simular to valium but is not habit forming, at least I don’t think it does. My hands are shaking a little while I take deep breathes to calm myself. This is where I lean on my faith to hold me up. I keep saying in my head Jesus has my back & this well pass. I’m also listening to worship music. Meniere’s is trying to attack but I am attacking it back. 9 times out of 10 this plan of attaction gets me throught the moment.

Found the picture on Pinterest