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I have had tinnitus for 6 months now and wound up in hospital after 1 month and not sleeping for 3 weeks. Tried noise machine, maskers, ENT, etc. Finally got med for sleeping-took 5 tries to find the right one. Following Erchonia and Innerscope Hearing-they are awaiting FDA approval for low level laser therapy for trearment of tinnitus. Certainly keeping my hope up along with cognitive behavioral therapy. Very hard to ignore the screeching.

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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  Smiley Happy

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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 started to have buzzing in my ears after taking aspirin.  Couldn't figure out what it was or how to get rid of it.  Plus, when I took medications it seemed to make it worse.  The doctor told me there is no way to get rid of it, well doctor when you said that, I began my research.

Then, I read in a book, that there was a way to get rid of it and permanently without any side effects.

Its called Fenucreek Seed Tea - you can buy it at a health food store, the seeds and you make a tea.  It tastes pretty good as well.

Boil one cup of water, put in 1 tsp of Fenucreek seeds, steep 20 minutes and then strain and let cool, then drink it.  Can make 3 x a day.

It will make it go away, it all depends on your usage of medications.

the first time I tried it, it took a week to completely get rid of it.  Now, I use it if it flares up and yes, flares happen.

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Sadly, there is no cure until they figure out how to fix nerves....

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I've had terrible tinnitus since 1995.  It's constant, so I use backround noise, like a radio, to cover it.  I had brain cancer in 1995 and the radition therapy that followed the surgery damaged my aural nerves.  This made me almost deaf, but I sure can hear that high pitched whine.  Beats the heck out of dying of brain cancer!

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To the person who posted a "Crybaby Button" -- that might have sounded (!) insensitive, but that advice is essentially what my audiologist told me. He said I should do my very best to ignore it, because it's in my brain not my ears, and dwelling on it may make it grow louder or at least seem louder.

 

My audiologist also said it's essentially my brain trying to hear something because there's not enough aural stimulation. (I live on a quiet street in the country.) He suggested some kind of background noise, like music. I can't say that has helped, but it hasn't hurt either.

 

My tinnitus sounds like a fairly loud mosquito whine, and it's pretty constant. I've found that I don't hear it when I'm around a river with raipds, such as the Youghiogheny in Ohiopyle, PA. A white-noise machine, turned up fairly loud, helps a bit also, and it's a lot closer. :-) I also sing with a local chorus. I hear the tinnitus when we're taking notes from the director, but during the actual singing I don't. Maybe it's just that my attention is diverted from it, but it's a welcome relief regardless.

 

As you probably know, there's no cure known at this point. I figure in a few years I'll go back and ask again, because medical science is finding new cures all the time.

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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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