I have had T in one ear and hyperacusis in the other for 14 months. I'll not bore you with the CBT, audiologist, mindfulness and medication details. Most of you will have "been there, done that". This evil thing can rob you of so much with each day and event by a trial in endurance. However, here I am still plodding on and try to get the most out of life.
I have two young kids and try to ensure that we do lots as a family. All the usual things, trips to the park, days out and family holidays. We plays a lot of games and we now have "no TV " days. This is to make us do more things together.
There is not a day goes by that I do not suffer from T. The hyperacusis can make the rustling of paper make my head feel that I am having a root canal filling.
However, on a positive, when I look back at all the photos of days out I am actually smiling. Also, when I remember the day out, I remember the fun that I had and not the T that was present. It does not feature at all it that day
I suppose that I am putting happy memories in my memory bank. This is one place in your head that the T cannot reach.
So my advice, do as many happy things that you can. You may not enjoy them at the time but next week you can think of them happily without the T!!