Hi, I’d like to take a moment to talk with you about the history, present day situation, and the future of CureTinnitus.org.
My name is dainis w michel, and i started CureTinnitus.org when I came down with a severe case of tinnitus, and the only option I felt was appropriate for me, was getting better.
My personal case was so severe that ending my life would have been a completely understandable choice — however — I was able to improve — and I documented the process. To figure out what to do, I traveled extensively, interviewed doctors and therapists, and condensed the information into 5 simple guidelines.
With 28 Cure Tinnitus Shows, several recorded interviews, support videos, articles, and online courses, over the years, CureTinnitus.org became one of the most trafficked websites about tinnitus in the world, serving between 3 and 600 unique visitors per day.
But really, throughout this entire time, I have had, and because of that, the organization has had — one particularly significant flaw.
Now, I’m not sure if it’s really a flaw — but here is what it is:
I get contacted fairly regularly by people who have spent their last pennies, they are broke and desperate, and they are sometimes even suicidal.
Do you think it’s possible for me to correspond with a suicidal teenager and say “hey but go get one of your parents’ credit cards so i can charge you and we can talk?”
Can I charge a depressed musician who may just call it quits if what I say doesn’t help?
Can I charge a woman whose in-laws are so cruel to her, that their treatment of her is clearly one of the reasons she even has tinnitus?
I can’t do it.