From Vacation to Needing Sedation: How Ringing in My Ears Almost Ruined My Life

Today I spoke to my wonderful wife, Gina, about my ears ringing. For the past 3 years it has been such a sensitive issue for both of us, we’ve not really been able to discuss it properly as adults. Having put our bad times behind us, Gina and I are 100% focused on figuring out how to stop the ringing in my ears. Before I fill you in on what we decided to do, let me tell you a bit about Gina and I and how we got to this point.

It’s a funny story, actually.  I met Gina through a friend at a Christian book club that I was attending.  We met for lunch and I just couldn’t get her out of my mind.  I think she actually hated me in the beginning; as I was a bit less confident then and I now know that confidence is a must for her.  We dated for about 2 years and then I was forced to move for my job, and I just couldn’t say no to the opportunity to live my dream as a foreman on a major job in Las Vegas.  Gina gave me the sad eyes and I told her that I would return.  Leaving was a big mistake.

I missed Gina with a fiery passion, and I couldn’t stand to be away from her.  I ended up quitting my job and running back to be with Gina, but lo and behold I could not get a hold of her.  I spent that next month going to the same place that we had our first date, hoping that she would show her face.  Since it was her favorite deli spot, I saw her and greeted her with a hug that could kill.  Never wanting to be without her, I proposed on the spot.  (In the heat of the moment, I realized I didn’t have a ring.  Didn’t change her mind though :D )

Things have been great with us ever since then.  We now have a beautiful son and are expecting a baby now! But a few years back, the problems started.

I considered myself a healthy guy until the ringing in my ears started. Conversations turned into arguments since I barely could communicate without being distracted by the ringing in my ears.  On our anniversary vacation, we fought more than enjoyed ourselves, as a irritated Gina could not take me complaining about ear pain, not hearing what she said, and me constantly wanting to lay down due to the stress and strain.  I had to see a doctor.  After my initial visit, I got a call.

Dr: Jon?

Me: Yes…

Dr: Jon… your tests came back.


…Jon, I’m sorry to tell you this, but we cannot tell you exactly what is causing the ringing, but there are options.

Me: I’m sorry, I’m not sure I get it.

Dr: …in 99.9% of the cases it is incurable.


Tinnitus is what I believe you are suffering from..

Me: Tinnitus?! I’m still young! That can’t be right!

Dr: I’m sorry Jon, I really sympathize with you, but it’s my responsibility to relay this news to you honestly. I know it must be very difficult to handle. I understand if you’d like to get a second opinion.

Second opinion?! Hell, I got 4 opinions! So?! They were all the same. My ears had failed me DECADES before they ought to, and doctors cannot do a thing for me.  Every doctor had the same story.  Either I sit down for a long ear surgery and hope for the best, or get more sleep.  This was not what I was looking for from a qualified physician.  And let’s not even talk about the bills! As I mentioned in my first blog post, I had a major life changing event recently that has allowed me to switch from the “Why Can’t I Stop the Ringing?” cry of desperation to the “How Can I Stop the Ringing?” journey to success.

Since this post is so long, in the next post, I will explain what Gina and I have decided to do.

Side note:  My first post encouraged 15 excited people to subscribe! I am really motivated knowing that I will be helping other people sharing my pain! So please, it would mean a lot if you would subscribe to “My Tinnitus Miracle?” and join me on my no-is-not-an-option journey to cure tinnitus.

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11 Responses to “From Vacation to Needing Sedation: How Ringing in My Ears Almost Ruined My Life”

Eugene Denad February 4th, 2009 at 6:41 am

Hey Jon,
I’m so glad I found your site because today I actually went to the doctor and had a very similar conversation to yours. It’s really quite frightening because I’m only 22. I see a lot of rock shows and there’s always ringing in my ear but this last time it never went away and it’s been ringing like this for 2 weeks. Doctor said it’s too early for surgery but you know how sometimes you can tell that something isn’t going away? I can tell this isn’t going to get better. You really think this book can help me?

Anonymously Anonymous February 5th, 2009 at 8:46 am

I’m sad to hear it. My husband was diagnosed almost a year ago and we’ve tried a lot of the stuff the doctor recommended but it didn’t seem to work. It’s either surgery or this :(. We’re going to make Tinnitus Miracle the last resort. If this doesn’t work, under the knife my hubby goes:(

Mike February 5th, 2009 at 10:05 am

John, I really hope this works because I’m about to take the plunge. It’s only $40 but man if it works this’ll be the best $40 I spend in my life cuz my tinnitus has gotten REALLY bad lately.


Jon February 7th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Hey guys. Thanks for reading about my adventures, maybe misadventures, with this book. I’ve spoken to Dr. Coleman through email and he knows about the site! This is sure to be a way out of this…

I’m glad you found the site too! Now I’m no doctor but I believe more in hollistic cures than taking a pill or having a useless surgery. I really believe in it!! Let’s do it sir. We’ve got nothing to lose!

I really don’t want your husband to undergo surgery. How expensive it is! I’ll be posting results for you so that you can make an educated decision.

Eugene McDaul February 9th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Hi Jon,
I find your story really inspiring and just want to let you know that I cured my tinnitus using a similar holistic strategy. Dont underestimate the importance of the mental aspect of it. Curing tinnitus is as much in your head as what you do

Anna February 9th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I’ve had tinnitus for about 5 years now. You think this could work for me? I haven’t really tried anything yet but I can’t like ignore it anymore its really getting to me now

Innocent II February 9th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Under no circumstance can this work. Quit peddling this nonsense and tell people the truth…you can’t cure tinnitus without surgery. It’s a physical problem and no amount of book reading or other quackery is gonna help

Innocent II

Chain February 10th, 2009 at 6:30 am

@Innocent II
Haha! Love the tag. I’m pretty sure you’re right and this is a scam…

Sammy Johnson February 13th, 2009 at 7:00 am

Hey haters,
take it from me, it works. i had tinnitus since i was 17! i’m 25 now and ive been tinnitus free for 6 months thanks to this ebook
jon your making a great decision

Reginald February 13th, 2009 at 11:16 am

I bought the ebook 2 days ago, almost done. Highly recommended! It’s a totally different take on tinnitus. So far so good, can’t wait to try out some of the techniques

Balboa February 13th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Very interesting read. My tinnitus kind of went away on its own but I’m wondering how you will do. Make sure to keep updating your results!

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