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Burnout: Burn Beast Burn

I have a condition called Ménière’s disease, which is a disorder of the inner ear that may cause severe dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and hearing loss. The vertigo comes and goes. However, the tinnitus stays with me 100% of the time at a varying pitch and with that, a certain degree of hearing loss. One of the triggers that determines the loudness of the ringing is stress. Lately, the ringing shakes my inner ear like an earthquake, loud like thunder. I can feel the vibration of the outer sound rushing in like the wind, slowly burning its way to my membrane. Through it all, I can hear the gentle whisper, “Burnout. Burnout. Burnout. Debbie, what are you doing here?”...Read more