Skip to comments.Tinnitus: Any hope in the future
Posted on 12/05/2016 6:55:23 AM PST by far sider
Hey guys. I'm 58 and have had tinnitus for about 30 years now. It has always been just an annoyance. But this year the volume has increased A LOT. It's like a very loud dentist's drill in both ears. I have heard that tinnitus can make you suicidal. I always scoffed at that but I'm starting to see why it would be attractive to some people.
I have a few questions and would appreciate any feedback.
1. I know there is not cure but do any of you know of anything that can reduce the volume?
2. Do cochlear implants help tinnitus?
3. Is there anything promising down the road?
My doctor doesn't have any answers.
So many potential jokes.
But out of respect for your situation, I will hold back. Hope you find a solution.
Mine is like a mosquito droning (loudly) in my ears. I did read recently that the drug oxytocin MAY have some properties which help.
This may sound stupid, but there is a trick that involves covering your ears and tapping the back of your head (you can use your favorite search engine to find on the internet). It may have to be periodically repeated, especially at first, but as someone who has been plagued with tinnitus since my 20’s, it worked for me as a permanent fix— it is now so minor I don’t even notice it; and on those now very rare occasions when it does act up I just do the trick.
My case is milder than yours (more of a hissing) so I haven't pursued this treatment; Just heard about it from an ENT.
And for those of you who wonder how tinnitus happens...
SOMETIMES it is ASPIRIN caused....so be careful.
I have been taking Biotin and that seems to have
reduced the volume. Still have a hiss but not the
loud ringing or tones, at one time it was like
jingle bells. Don’t know of anything that totally
I’ve got constant ringing in both ears. Louder in rt ear. Also, unrelated according to the dr, significant hearing loss in the rt ear. He says my loss is minimally due to loud noises. Like you, I get no solution from my dr...also, my hearing loss is more of a loss of clarity. In other words, I hear something but can’t make out the words. My ringing presently is not too bad. I hope it doesn’t get more intense. I assume you have had a comprehensive hearing test by a real ear dr... Good luck.
I’ve had it for years, last visit I was told to have my ears cleaned. ?? As I type the steam pipe sound is still going strong. It varies, but most of the time I just have to ignore it the best I can. I don’t see it as a suicidal thing, its just a nuisance that I managed to have lived with for about 50 years.
There are many reports of improvement or complete reversal of this condition be following a low-carb (ketogenic) diet. Watch the podcast below to get the science behind this.
Have you ever tried Lipo-Flavonoid to see if it helps? One ENT doctor in my area recommended it. It is available over-the-counter.
OK, now you managed to have 10,000 people banging the back of their head?
I’m 63 and have had it for quite a while myself. It seems to be actually getting better lately. Maybe I’m just getting used to it.
If it gets real bad I find that what helps is pushing a pipe cleaner through one ear and pulling it out the other.
What would I search for?
>>>> My doctor doesn’t have any answers.
My doctor dismisses my complaint about tinnitus (it gets worse in recent years in my case, not just an annoyance to the point of constant distraction) every single time I brought it up with her.
Don’t know how to make her truly listen to my complaint.
tinnitus finger drumming cure
Take a hot shower.
Inhale deep, close your eyes, hold your nose shut and then exhale forcing the air to your ears till you feel a pop.
I’m 53... I got it instantly in 98 during an allergic reaction that drove me out of the state I was in.
I went from silence to full volume in a single second, and it never went away.
After about the 3rd or 4th day, I thought I would surely get suicidal... it drove me literally batty for 2 months. Over time, I got more and more used to it. It hasn’t interfered too much with hearing except things near the same frequency.
I suppose that if it disappeared the same way it came on, the silence would drive me just as crazy for a while.
The problem itself is fluid buildup in the inner ear.
Taking diaretics (which dehydrate you) are reported to relieve symptoms somewhat, but I never bothered trying.
There is an over the counter ear health supplement which if you take every day offers a little hope for some.
I bought some, but never took it. (lol)
I occasionally hear news of possible breakthroughs.
Someone here has a pinglist that I’m on for tennitus sufferers.
Staying busy doing something or working always seems to make it more tolerable.
I know it seems silly, but it has really worked for a lot of people.
I have Menears and with it Tinnitus and hearing loss.
I’d suggest finding a ENT that specializes in tinnitus. Next cut down on salt and stress, and drink plenty of water.
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