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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!
- can't wear them at night so sometimes have to take a lorazepam to get sleep. Must read before going to sleep and that helps..
- I have had tinnitus for years but recently got hearing aids and that has helped
- Me Too
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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/
I've had tinnitus for a couple years now. I find that Lipo flavonoid has helped lower the sound to a point that makes it tolerable. It took me a few weeks of taking L/F to notice the change. In addition the best method to lower the sound for me was to purchase a white noise machine with 12 different sound buttons to experiment with. The one I play at night with earbuds is "Rain Forest". You can adjust the sound up or down as needed. My machine is labeled with the Sharper Image logo. Anyway if I turn the volume up to equalize or slightly surpass the tinnitus noise it helps me sleep. In addition it provides relief during my awake hours without using any noise maker. It somewhat trains the brain to ignore or just accept the noise.
I have had it for over a year. I believe it started after an ear infection when my ear was flushed about 15 times to removed wax. I had them stop because I was getting dizzy. Some days are good, and others are bad. Group on facebook... https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tinnitussupportgroup/
A doctor I had seen--maybe an ENT; it has been a while--had his nurse or tech to start that ear-flushing thing on me for ear wax removal, but I soon stopped her because it was painful. I believe that method of ear wax removal is damaging, whereas careful, skillful use of the long ear wax removal tool does not cause pain.
I have had tinnitus for 35 years. Its predominant frequency is 10 kHz.. Initially, I wasted a lot of money looking for a cure. Now, I couldn't care less. My only advice to you is to stop being desperate for a cure because you will eventually get used to it. Too many people take advantage of needlessly desperate people.
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.
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!
Gosh, yes. Root canals can have disasterous consquences for some people. Almost caused my jaw to fall off. Cost me $11k in dental expenses in one year. Root canals started the health declines of my dad and his cousin that led to painful premature deaths. Obviously, serious adverse reactions from bone deterioration to death don't happen to everyone, but several dental associations have admitted that these are consequences of dental standard of care using toxic materials and look for more non-toxic dental remedies. Consult with one of these dentists, @maryannd111037
- International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
- International Academy of Biological Medicine & Dentistry
- Holistic Dental Association