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Do you or anyone you know suffer from tinnitus?

Do you or anyone you know suffer from tinnitus?  What is your experience, discuss with others here!

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Hmm....sounds interesting!  I'll have to try it!  I love the idea of actually stopping the hissing whine in my ears.  Does it calm the aural nerves, is that how it works?

 

That's what's causing my severe tinnitus: damaged aural nerves.  They were damaged by radiation therapy to the head....but if they hadn't done it, I'd be dead from brain cancer, so there it is.

 

--Beth  🙂

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I'll try it.

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Actually, It's 1 tsp of Fenucreek seeds into 1 cup of water.
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I've had tinnitus for almost 20 years.  While the common myth is that a mis-spent youth working and playing at loud concerts caused it, the more likely reason was 15 years working as a field representative for a major company in print and reproduction.  While the overall loundness was far below a concert's (The Who - Quadrophenia - @140db) it was the daily exposure that damaged my inner ear.

In my case it sound like I live in a passenger jet all day long.  Since I now suffer a measurable hearing loss I may find some relief with hearing aids.  When bad, the tinnitus blurs sylibants and makes clear understanding difficult.  If I am engrossed in a task, I no longer notice the noise - so the brain can learn to "tune it out."  Unfortunately, unlike jet noise, there is no way to externally cancle out the frequencies.  

I am hoping that a set of hearing aids can raise the "noise floor" so that conversation is above the constant "hiss" I hear.

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Yes

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I’ve had it for years now in one ear only, which also is losing ability to hear.  High pitch tones usually which is miserable when I try to sleep.  I have aid which seems to help soften the sounds sometimes.  I’m wondering if and when I can no longer hear in that ear, if the tinnitus will stop!  Really wish there was solution.  

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I have tinnitus and wear hearing aids in both ears, though only my left ear has severe hearing loss.  The hearing aids do muffle the tinnitus, but without the aids, the tinnitus is still loud and persistent, especially, it seems, in the left ear.

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I just recently started experience the symptoms of tinnitus.  This started to occur after I started taking antibiotics for an infection which they say can be a cause for this to happen.  My symptoms are just a low whistling sound but I'm concerned that it could get worse.  Talked to my doctor about it and he told me to not think about it and it will not impair you.....yuck.  Sounds like bad advice so I plan on visitind an audiologist to see if any else can help address this.

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Have you considered scheduling an appointment with an ENT ( Ear Nose Thoat) rather than an Audiologist?
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If the tinnitis was the side effect of a fluoridated drug like one of the fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, etc.) your fluoridated toothpaste and fluoridated tap water could be setting you off. Ditto for foods made with fluoridated water or substances, and that includes tea, cofffee, wine, beer.... 

 

For the first time in I don't know how long, I had a short spell just yesterday. I know exactly what I ate to set me off because it was something I only very rarely eat and when thinking about it I realized it has a high water content.

 

I'm lucky as all my episodes have been short lived - so in my case I was able to ignore it - but that is bad advice. Tininitis was my body telling me I was being poisoned. Definitely consult another doctor, but don't count on them. Took me decades to figure this out. Vertigo and arthritis were just two of the other symptoms I 'lived with' that were symptoms of fluoride poisoing and much more debilitating. Let me tell you, I was impaired... and now I'm furious. 

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Yes, I suffer from it and frankly it is beyond me that all I get from my Dr. is that there’s nothing that can be done!!  It can be extremely disturbing specially late afternoon every day!!

HELP!!

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@ahsierra wrote:

Yes, I suffer from it and frankly it is beyond me that all I get from my Dr. is that there’s nothing that can be done!!  It can be extremely disturbing specially late afternoon every day!!

HELP!!


Is your tinnitus loud enough to mask real sounds?  For example, my tinnitus, which has a peak frequency of about 10 KHz., prevented me from hearing what women with high pitched voices were saying.  After 30 years, although my tinnitus hasn't diminished, I can now understand them and my tinnitus doesn't bother me at all.  

 

If your tinnitus isn't loud enough to prevent you from hearing real sounds, you should stop complaining because you will get used to it. 

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I suffer from tinnitus

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I've mentioned before that I do suffer from tinnitus and some days I hear the sound more than others.  It's so annoying that it drives me crazy.  I use hearing aids and they help the sound a bit.  Sometimes I don't want to wear them all day long but will put them on later in the day.  Wish there was a cure for this sound I hear in my ear.  

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ANY HELP OUT THERE???
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I have tried everything, doctors, specialist, hearing center and basicly everyone has told me there is nothing they can do for it. They tried to sell me a 6000.00 hearing aid, i guess everyone knows what I had to say about that. Sometimes it gets so loud it is unbearable, especialy at night. GOOD LUCK PEOPLE

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HAVE  TRIED EVERYTHING INCLUDING WORTHLESS TINNITUS 911 SOLD ON INTERNET.  SOMETIMES THE SOUNDS ROAR AND SOMETIMES SOUND LIKE THE FREEWAY AND SOMETIMES JUST BUZZING.  NEVER SILENT.

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ME

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For decades - for me, it turned out to be just one of the manifestations of fluoride intolerance. 

 

Arthritis, vertigo and irritable bowel syndrome were other symptoms. It might not be cause or cure for everyone, but about 15% of the population has their symptoms of fluoride toxicity dismissed and/or misdiagnosed. Some of us can't drink fluoridated water or any food made with fluoridated water. 

 

Another cause can be wireless technology. You don't have to use a cell phone to be affected. We are being bombarded by wireless networks to such an extent that EMF scientists have called it the fastest growing air pollution and one that threatens extinction for plants, animals and humans. The smart meter on the side of my house installed by my water department was the cause of my evening heart palpitations. No smart meter, no more heart palpitations.

 

 

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I do. I hate it. I am pretty sure I could hear everything else a lot better without that background noise. Anyone have any ideas??
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Mine came a year after using a medication that is known to cause tinnitus. Sometimes it's such a high pitch I think my eardrums will rupture ir I'll go crazy first. Ear doctor said I have hearing loss in both ears but mostly the right side. The doctor said a hearing aid might help but, who can afford them? Not me.

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Recently I noticed after friends of mine were talking about sounds in the years that I have a continual soft noise in my ears. Not quite sure if it's like soft buzzing, it's hard to describe. Should I get my ears checked?

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all my life lol. Off and on, when its quiet, I get a roaring ( like niagra falls) in my ears. I have slept with a TV on since my teens because of it. My son has it too. Its not EVERY night, and doesnt happen ( or isnt noticable) when other noise is going on..like mowing or something.
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Oh my yes!  I am constantly hearing music and "drone talking" where I can't make out words, so I express to others it sounds like a news channel but muffled. The music I hear I tend to make words go with it. My brain is trying to cover the noise but then all I get are high pitch 'needle stabs' going straight through my head.  I have given up on sound machines, low tone radio scratch and even hypnosis. None of those work for me.

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I am sorry to hear about your nasty tinnitus. Mine is usually a high pitch tone in my right ear. After almost 2 years I have some quiet days in between. I just has 3 quiet days, then loud today. I am following some trials for tinnitus with Otonomy 313. They will be having a meeting in June to discuss the results. You can Google the company. Some days are hard but try to sty busy.

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i am finding that the best way to heal my bad leg is to not use it. i have been disabled since 2012. it was really hard to do. the doctor said some get in 2 years 5, 7 and never. what was so hard for me to learn is this that the muscles and bones were torn and the more when i use the muscle i am at risk of tearing these legiments in my leg even more. people are aware of how hard shoes on our feet are. you may not know it but they also do great damage to our leg even going on a walk to a store. i have been relying on the community more to help with services like laundry, shopping and mail orders. sometimes 1 lift can set you way back again.
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I do not suffer from Tinnitus, but I came across this article whilel researching vitamins a few days ago.

 

There seens to be some pretty good advice in there.

 

To quote from the article:

 

The following tips may help lessen the severity of tinnitus:

  • Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.

  • Get your blood pressure checked. If it is high, get your clinician’s help to control it.
  • Decrease your intake of salt. Salt impairs blood circulation.
  • Avoid stimulants such as coffee, tea, cola and tobacco.
  • Exercise daily. It improves your circulation.
  • Get adequate rest.

    Avoid fatigue.

  • Stop worrying about the noise. Recognize your head noise as an annoyance and learn to ignore it as much as possible.

Here is the link to the whole article: http://www.pamelaegan.com/tinnitus/

Geaux Tigers!
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I've had tinnitus since 1995.  My aural nerves were damaged by radiation therapy...I had brain cancer in 1995.  Until they know how to fix nerves, I'm stuck with it.

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Lipo flavonoid is an over the counter medicine that has been available for over 50 years. Try it it comes with a money back guarantee if not happy.

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That's interesting.  Have you tried it, and if so, for how long?  I would love a simple solution!  

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