Hello, my name is Charles P. Rush and like you, I have Tinnitus. You may or may not know the cause of your symptoms. I know exactly when the ringing in my ears began and what caused it. My Tinnitus first started in the spring of 1972 during a military exercise. A device went off within inches of my right ear knocking me out momentarily.
A few days later, my hearing was seemingly normal except for a low volume, high pitched squeal or ringing in my right ear. Since I was a Naval Aviator, I did not want to jeopardize my "Wings" so I didn’t mention this to anyone.
My hearing over the years has been excellent. I wasn’t aware of the ringing unless I consciously listened for it in a quiet environment. I was even able to use the "tone" as a reference in my hearing tests.
Initially, normal everyday noise masked my symptoms. The sound of the air and engine noise that is heard in a quiet cockpit was enough. Over time the tone became more noticeable.
As I approached retirement, I began to realize I could "hear" the tone even while flying.
When I finally told my doctors about my Tinnitus they checked my hearing again, gave me another physical, and finally ordered an MRI of my brain. They couldn’t find anything wrong. An audiologist suggested "white" noise machines, drops, supplements, etc. Nothing worked to relieve my Tinnitus.
The frustration I’ve felt and my passionate nature to help others has guided me to create www.raiseawarenessllc.com. Working with a very talented team, we’ve created a simple mobile application that instantly neutralizes a Tinnitus tone and provides relief no matter where you are. Our goal is to offer Tinnitus sufferers around the world peace of mind by knowing comfort is only a few clicks away. We hope this small step will lead to more advances in Tinnitus treatment and one day, a cure.
All my best,
Charles P. Rush