British Tinnitus Association
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Famous people with T

"“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? ”

― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan - did J.M. Barrie have tinnitus?.

I'm always looking for references of famous people with T as I am keen to know how they cope. It was when I was first diagnosed I wanted to read everything on the subject and find out who else had it - so I wasn't alone.

When I read the famous lines from Peter Pan it made me think - "that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming" - as this is the ONLY time that I don't register my T. Its when we are barely conscious but we know we are awake - the brain hasn't fully switched on yet. If I could bottle that time and carry it with me I would be back to my old self again.

Did JM Barrie have T ?. Maybe this was the only safe place for him too. An interesting debate as he certainly sums it up for me so succinctly.

Stay strong (between sleep and awake) :-)


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I don't know if JM Barrie had tinnitus. I do recognise that place between sleep and wake though - usually because I'm replaying my dreams, which can be very peculiar!

You might be interested in something Professor David Baguley, our President wrote about tinnitus in literature, film and music - I enjoyed reading it:


Ozzy Ozbourne has tinnitus...lots of love glynis


William Shatner from star trek has it


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