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    Hi, I wasn't too sure where to post this so I thought I'd post it here.
    Since October I have been suffering from tinnitus - severe ringing in the ears and its causing me many problems.
    It is severely effecting my concentration in class, or when taking tests it frustrates me because I hear this predominantly.
    I can't sleep! At most I will get 4 hours sleep a night. I have been to see a specialist and am waiting to be transferred privately - but the waiting list is so long.
    My attendance has gotten quite bad at college -doing A2's at the moment and my grades are really going to be affected and I don't know what to do.
    I get so tired during the day, I honestly think its better for me to stay at home and revise, or go to the library instead of college because I cannot concentrate.

    I don't know what to do! Has anyone else had a similar problem.
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    I only posted this anonymously because i know a few people who stalk me on here and I didn't want them to know about this.
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    Go to your tutor first, it's not like it's a lack of effort! It's a medical condition, so go see your tutor/professor? (Sorry I'm not at university yet) and see what they have to say, good luck!
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    (Original post by Andrew657Thomas)
    Go to your tutor first, it's not like it's a lack of effort! It's a medical condition, so go see your tutor/professor? (Sorry I'm not at university yet) and see what they have to say, good luck!
    I was thinking of getting my parents to phone in, they might take that more seriously. I'm not at university yet either, I'm doing A2's
    Thanks for the advice
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    Have you got any medical evidence? Even an appointment letter or prescription medication would be enough at this stage. You need to speak to your teacher and take something to show you are actually being serious.

    You need to show that you are trying to work, but that currently you can't cope with lessons. They can then try to support you more. If you have any ideas about what could help then think of suggestions in advance - they obviously can't make you better, but could let you sit by the window if that's less distracting.

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    Have you got any medical evidence? Even an appointment letter or prescription medication would be enough at this stage. You need to speak to your teacher and take something to show you are actually being serious.

    You need to show that you are trying to work, but that currently you can't cope with lessons. They can then try to support you more. If you have any ideas about what could help then think of suggestions in advance - they obviously can't make you better, but could let you sit by the window if that's less distracting.

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    Thank you for the advice! I don't have physical evidence of what I'm suffering from but I'm sure my doctors could provide something - which should help. Thanks for the suggestion, I will try that
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    School could also write to your unis (firm and insurance once they are decided) and tell them. Exam boards can also give special consideration for such medical issues.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you for the advice! I don't have physical evidence of what I'm suffering from but I'm sure my doctors could provide something - which should help. Thanks for the suggestion, I will try that
    You need to see your teacher ASAP, so don't take too long getting evidence. It might be a better idea to see your teacher and explain you're seeing the doctor/specialist soon and will get evidence then. The longer you leave it the more you'll miss - and the more time your teacher has to assume you're just skiving.

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    I am having the same problem now (AS level) . I have had tinnitus for the past year and i have not told my teachers about it. what did the school say about your tinnitus? Were they supportive? i feel like if i tell my teacher they wouldn't care or they would think im attention seeking. Please help!
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    Hi
    I'm half deaf and have tinnitus and am in my A2 year- mine is quite long standing and my school and exam boards know. As I do Spanish and French i get 25% extra time and my own room
    If you ever want any help/advice/just to rant cos tinnitus is crap feel free to PM me
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    (Original post by eleanor27)
    Hi
    I'm half deaf and have tinnitus and am in my A2 year- mine is quite long standing and my school and exam boards know. As I do Spanish and French i get 25% extra time and my own room
    If you ever want any help/advice/just to rant cos tinnitus is crap feel free to PM me
    Heyy!^^ How long have you had tinnitus? if i were to tell the exam board , what evidence do i need? Does it help doing the exam in your own room?
    Do you ever get multiple sounds going off at the same time coz i do :/

    Sorry for asking loads of questions , its my first time talking to someone who has tinnitus too
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    (Original post by may999)
    Heyy!^^ How long have you had tinnitus? if i were to tell the exam board , what evidence do i need? Does it help doing the exam in your own room?
    Do you ever get multiple sounds going off at the same time coz i do :/

    Sorry for asking loads of questions , its my first time talking to someone who has tinnitus too
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    I've had it more or less as long as I can fully remember but it was most noticeable from maybe year 10? (now year 13)
    I'm not sure about specific evidence sorry, as i'm profoundly deaf in one ear and am henceforth under the care of ENT and audiology I just sent a copy of my most recent report detailing my hearing loss and tinnitus.
    For languages my own room definitely helps as there isn't any other additional bac ground noise and I can focus/ground myself more
    My 'normal' sound is like a high pitched ring at the same tone but sometimes I get like a static noise too- it tends to get worse the more stressed I get ahaha
    Don't worry about the asking all the questions always happy to help!
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    Oh wow you have had tinnitus for 3 years :0 I hope you are coping well
    Thank you for answering my questions!^^ And i hope you do AMAZING in your upcoming exams- Good luck!
 
 
 
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