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Tinnitus Remedy: How to Stop Ringing in the Ears
A2Z of Health Beauty and Fitness ^ | 11-26-2009 | Article by: Dr. Jan Strydom

Posted on 10/14/2011 7:46:04 AM PDT by Red Badger

One should always understand that we are all different so that it is impossible to suggest a single form of treatment that will work in every case and for every person. However, there is a very simple technique that has often shown to be effective in many cases of tinnitus (ringing in the ears.) Any person who is afflicted by this very unpleasant condition would do well to at least give this simple technique a try.

To perform this technique, put the palms of your hands over your ears. The fingers are on the back of the head. The middle fingers point towards each other and are on the base of the skull just above the point where the skull ends. Now lift the index fingers and place them on top of the middle fingers and then snap the index fingers off the middle fingers so that they beat the skull like a drum. In fact, with your hands covering your ears, the sound may be quite loud and may indeed sound like the beating of a drum. Click here to download a video clip demonstrating this procedure. (The video clip can be played using either Windows Media Player or Quick Time.)

Repeat the drumming about 40 to 50 times. Depending on the severity of the condition, one could repeat the technique several times a day.

Article by Dr. Jan Strydom.

Comment from Barbara Clay, Las Vegas, NV: Thank you soooooo much. I have had ringing in my ears, tinnitus for about a month now and nothing worked for me until now. I did the technique shown on this website and the ringing stop instantly. Dr. Jan Strydom, you are a life saver. The ringing was almost driving me crazy. Now I have my sanity back. Thanks again Dr.

Comment from Chirstine in Groton, USA: My ears have been ringing all day. It was so uncomfortable. I found your website and tried your technique. The ringing in one ear is gone and greatly reduced in the other ear! Thank you!

Comment from Linda in Bealeton, US: Woke up being driven crazy by ringing in right ear. Went online to find a natural remedy. Came upon your ear drumming technique. It worked instantly & I didn't even know if I was doing it properly. Thank you!


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KEYWORDS: dsj; ear; ears; hearing; ringing; ringinginears; tinnitus
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I got this tip from FReeper 'acapesket':

============================================================================== From acapesket | 10/13/2011 5:45:46 PM PDT read

Hey Red! I don’t know how to post a thread so I am “calling you”! This actually helps but folks need to watch the 12 second video because the written directions suck. http://health.learninginfo.org/tinnitus.htm The Dr.’s name is Jan Strydom.

So simple and i am hearing better than I have in three years!

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Watch the 12 second Video at link for proper instructions, and good luck!

1 posted on 10/14/2011 7:46:07 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: joe fonebone; SamiGirl; gitmogrunt; Freee-dame; ROCKLOBSTER; ryderann; Red_Devil 232; ...

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW, CHIEF????????? Tinnitus Ring list, FReepmail me!..........

2 posted on 10/14/2011 7:47:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: All

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3 posted on 10/14/2011 7:51:16 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Red Badger

It works! I tried it and IT REALLY DOES WORK! OH MY GOODNESS. I am having to repeat it for my right ear, but heavens to betsy, things are quieter right now.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 7:56:44 AM PDT by Jemian (No Newt Never!)
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To: Red Badger

It works! I tried it and IT REALLY DOES WORK! OH MY GOODNESS. I am having to repeat it for my right ear, but heavens to betsy, things are quieter right now.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 7:58:23 AM PDT by Jemian (No Newt Never!)
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To: jurroppi1

bflr.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 7:58:37 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: Red Badger

I up for giving it a try, but don’t have high hopes.

There are apparently many caused of tinnitus, some involving nerves and some involving physical damage to the ears, usually from high noise exposure (mine I know is related to firing guns without earplugs, working around hot rods with open headers without earplugs, and working around both recip and jet engines without earplugs - all in my stupid youth).

From what I’ve been told by several doctors, if you have the physical damage, you may as well learn to live with it because it ain’t going away.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 8:01:32 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Red Badger

Marked for husband later. Thanks!


8 posted on 10/14/2011 8:02:22 AM PDT by Casie
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To: Red Badger

Gave it a try...

After one session - ringing is lessened. Will do it some more.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 8:03:52 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Same here


10 posted on 10/14/2011 8:05:59 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Red Badger

WHAT?????... i tried it, got rid of the ringing in my right ear, greatly reduced it in the left.....


11 posted on 10/14/2011 8:12:46 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Red Badger

omg it stopped and I only did it 3 times... Ha!! ill be damned... had it for years! Years!!


12 posted on 10/14/2011 8:19:47 AM PDT by sit-rep
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To: Red Badger

Another way to deal with tinnitus is to listen to the song “Whistle While You Work” for a minute or two. Soon you’ll forget all about your tinnitus :-)


13 posted on 10/14/2011 8:33:39 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Red Badger

Marked for later!


14 posted on 10/14/2011 8:35:52 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: sit-rep

The responses on this thread are amazing. I don’t have tinnitus so I can’t try it to any effect but good for all of you who have found relief!


15 posted on 10/14/2011 8:36:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Dang yer hide, VVV!
Now my whole day is shot!


16 posted on 10/14/2011 8:36:48 AM PDT by HiJinx ("Family values don’t stop at the Gulf of Aden." Flag_This)
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To: Red Badger

I’m forwarding this to my husband.


17 posted on 10/14/2011 8:40:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All

I was wrong, there was an effect for me. I don’t have ringing but after doing the technique a little bit my hearing was definitely clearer. Maybe crisper is a better way to describe it. Outstanding! What a simple thing to do.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 8:41:50 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

im still more than half deaf lol, but the ringing did go away... good post, good find....


19 posted on 10/14/2011 8:45:52 AM PDT by sit-rep
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To: Jemian
It works! I tried it and IT REALLY DOES WORK! OH MY GOODNESS. I am having to repeat it for my right ear, but heavens to betsy, things are quieter right now.

Well, you can sure say that again. Wait, you just did.

20 posted on 10/14/2011 8:48:03 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Red Badger

ping or rather ring!


21 posted on 10/14/2011 8:50:37 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: Red Badger

Didn’t do anything except make me look foolish. Perhaps using greater force would work. Now where is that hammer...


22 posted on 10/14/2011 8:55:58 AM PDT by Hacklehead (The purpose of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: Red Badger

Ha! Did seem to help.

I’ll try it before bed, that’ll be a good test.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 8:56:17 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Hacklehead

Were you ‘snapping’ the fingers off the middle fingers in a forceful manner?.....I think that is the key.......but it may not work for everybody...........


24 posted on 10/14/2011 8:58:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger

I just tried it and it does work to so extent.


25 posted on 10/14/2011 8:59:14 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: Red Badger

Ping for later...


26 posted on 10/14/2011 9:00:53 AM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: Jemian

What?


27 posted on 10/14/2011 9:01:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Citizen Soldier

Amazing, it actually does work.

Personally, I think my ringing is from all the wireless, smartmeter etc. Seemed to start right after the elec. co. installed the wireless smartmeter on the side of the house.


28 posted on 10/14/2011 9:02:04 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: sit-rep

I have been an herbalist for years so offbeat remedies aren’t that strange to me. But as I read about the technique I was pretty skeptical. In fact I thought it might be a joke. This is great! I love things that are free or cheap, easy to do and work.


29 posted on 10/14/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: sully777; vigl; Cagey; Abathar; A. Patriot; B Knotts; getsoutalive; muleskinner; sausageseller; ...

I am pinging my lists for this important message...........


30 posted on 10/14/2011 9:04:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger
Not sure if it's real or not, power of suggestion or not, but I think I noticed a little decrease in the ringing.

Interesting.

31 posted on 10/14/2011 9:05:00 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: TigersEye
I love things that are free or cheap, easy to do and work.

I like women that way, too.........

32 posted on 10/14/2011 9:06:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger

I have Eyetinitus, and everywhere I look, I see a bell. What do *I* do?


33 posted on 10/14/2011 9:09:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If Herman Cain does become President, his Vice President will be known as Co-Cain." -- Laz, 2011)
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To: Red Badger

What did you think I was talking about? ;^)


34 posted on 10/14/2011 9:09:19 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lazamataz
Cross your eyes and stare at this picture for ten minutes.
See if that helps.


35 posted on 10/14/2011 9:12:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Red Badger

Oh My Goodness!!!!! It worked! I wonder how long the effect lasts.


36 posted on 10/14/2011 9:16:43 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: HiJinx
Dang yer hide, VVV! Now my whole day is shot!

No problem! Always glad to help a fellow FReeper.

My work is done here :-)

37 posted on 10/14/2011 9:18:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Red Badger

Thanks RB.

Forwarded this info to my friend who suffers from this after being on a very long antibiotic treatment for Lymes.


38 posted on 10/14/2011 9:33:06 AM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Red Badger

Wow it works:)I am in a store and we are all doing it-kinda funny.


39 posted on 10/14/2011 9:34:13 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: fatima

Is it a Wal-Mart? No one will even notice you.


40 posted on 10/14/2011 9:40:55 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks for the tip Red, my tinnitus is so bad at night when the house is quiet it sounds like I’m in the middle of a huge swamp filled with crickets and other insects. If I think about it it drives me crazy.


41 posted on 10/14/2011 9:45:23 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: TigersEye

Ha Ha True that.


42 posted on 10/14/2011 9:48:05 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Lazamataz

Use an iPatch..........


43 posted on 10/14/2011 10:02:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger

Thread Winner.


44 posted on 10/14/2011 10:04:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If Herman Cain does become President, his Vice President will be known as Co-Cain." -- Laz, 2011)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks...


45 posted on 10/14/2011 10:04:13 AM PDT by GOPJ (Occupy Wall Street Zombies Lastest Chant: 'You Can Have Sex With Animals')
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; SunkenCiv; ShadowAce; Diana in Wisconsin

If you have ping lists, please use them for this thread.............


46 posted on 10/14/2011 10:05:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: The Cajun

I have a minor, occasional version of tinnitus but happened on to a similar technique by myself. It does work. But not recommended to do out in public!


47 posted on 10/14/2011 10:09:01 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

It seems to recalibrate or re-zero the auditory system, like you would a fine scale.


48 posted on 10/14/2011 10:10:18 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: zot

Ping.


49 posted on 10/14/2011 10:15:37 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Red Badger
Damn!

It worked.

Now I can hear my wife.

50 posted on 10/14/2011 10:15:48 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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