Category Archives: Patient Stories

Chris’ Story

When landscape gardener Chris Booth went out to meet up with friends for a drink one night 20 years ago, he didn’t realize that it was a journey that would change his life. On the way there, a drunk driver ran into him head-on. Chris was thrown into the windshield, bashing his head on the steering wheel on the way through. While he recovered quickly from the physical injuries, he believes the accident was the start of a lifetime of tinnitus.

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The Neuromonics Oasis saved my life

My story started in 2011. I woke up with a ringing in my ear that was faint, but annoying. In two weeks’ time, it developed into a constant, loud, high-pitch screeching. It has traveled to the other ear and sometimes felt like it was in my entire head. Neuromonics Oasis saved my life!!

Sophia’s Story

I was told that nothing could be done for my tinnitus by my ENT and that I needed to live with it for the rest of my life. I am a “non-standard” tinnitus patient in that I developed tinnitus as the result of an acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma). The tinnitus became worse after surgery and I also developed a sympathetic tinnitus in my good ear. I used to feel tortured by the non-stop loud sound. I had difficulty relaxing and falling asleep because of the tinnitus.

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Simon’s Story

The tinnitus came first. I was in my last year of high school when I first noticed it – just a high pitched noise that came and went. I didn’t know what caused it, as I didn’t go to rock concerts or night clubs and I was never near any kind of noisy machinery as a child. At first, I didn’t go to the doctor because it wasn’t so bad at that time.

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