Please help with life saving devices

$3,490 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 16 months
Many of you already know I have pretty bad tinnitus that is getting worse. Now my tinnitus has affected me very badly and has even recently cost me my job. Today I found out that over the past year I have had a pretty drastic loss in my hearing. It has now been recommended that I get hearing aids that can help with the hearing loss, and can also be programmed to generate a sound that will mask the sound of my tinnitus which will help me with the affects from it. Unfortunately insurance will not cover these and they are about $5000 for the pair.
This godundme is my last resort. Please, help any way you can. A dollar, or even just by sharing this and maybe asking people to help is appreciated more than you will ever know. The more people this gets to the better the chance of possibly reaching the goal. As my hearing gets worse the tinnitus gets louder. As it gets louder it becomes harder and harder to deal with it. It’s the sound of a dentists drill in my head 24/7 and honestly my level of tinnitus drives many people to suicide. I fight that fight every day, and I stay in touch with my doctor to help keep me out of that dark place. Please, please help me get these hearing aids. They honestly might just save my life.
Thank you everyone
Steve Scott
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So after my neuropsych testing today I do not have ADHD. I do have attention disorder brought in by stress, anxiety and depression, which happen to be caused by the tinnitus constantly ringing through my head. My memory problems are that information comes in but my brain can’t focus enough to process everything and so if it can’t process it then my brain doesn’t store it and I don’t remember it. I also have to slow down and really force myself to focus when reading or looking at numbers and stuff and this causes my brain to become fatigued quickly and then I can’t process what I’m seeing.
It also doesn’t help that the constant tinnitus ringing is making it so that when I sleep I’m not really getting restful sleep so I’m always tired.
So I need to get the stress, anxiety and depression I’m under control to help the memory, focus and confusion. So I need these hearing aides to help my tinnitus, and the only other option that I don’t think is really long term is more and different medication for depression and anxiety.
Again n, please help.
Thank you
Steve
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Feeling very tired. Feeling like no one really understands what I’m dealing with. I’m still here but I’m not. What is in my head has changed me, made me stupid, made me seem lazy because I’m always tired because when I sleep I’m really not because of the noise in my head. It’s made me worthless and a burden. It’s made me hate myself. This is tinnitus. Just because you can’t hear it that doesn’t mean it isn’t killing me. Just because you can’t see it that doesn’t make what it’s doing to me any less real. Just because I smile that doesn’t mean I don’t think of dying.
Many have donated to my fundraiser and GoFundMe, and many have shared them too, thank you. I wish more would donate even $1, but not all can, and I know some really can’t even spare that. If you can help me please do. If you can’t then I hope things get better for you.
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Well now in the near future I will be having some neuropsych testing done. Doctors think I may have more going on than just the tinnitus. Not sure I want to know, but if it might help me then I’m in.
Thank you again for all the support.
Steve
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I just don’t know what to do anymore to make this happen. Nothing seems to help and the donations and sharing has pretty much all but stopped. Everything with my tinnitus is just getting worse, louder, dizzy, vertigo, memory problems.
Thank you to everyone that has already done so much to help me. I will be looking into hearing aids to at least help with the hearing loss. But if something amazing doesn’t happen soon then I think there just won’t be any way for me to get help with the tinnitus.
Thank you again and I hope the best for all.
Steve
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