Constant tinnitus: Are there any solutions?

Posted by kimjensch @kimjensch, Jun 14, 2020

It there any solution for constant tinnitis?

I have high pitched tones constantly though I have learned to ignore it mostly.

It can become louder at times, even loud enough to make me wince!

Oh, I know what you mean. When I ask my husband what he just said, he gets upset with me for not listening or not paying attention. It's hard to hear things clearly when you're listening over tinnitus!

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I also have tinnitus. Tried most everything except Mullein drops. Sure will give them a try. The most popular word in our house is "what."

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@mrbill

I also have tinnitus. Tried most everything except Mullein drops. Sure will give them a try. The most popular word in our house is "what."

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@mrbill IT is called Mullein Leaf and I like it has sure quieted my Tinnitus down. Let me know what you think

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My ear doctor told me to put a few drops of warm Hydrogen Peroxide in ear and let it in there for awhile. He gave me a couple of those plastic pipettes with bulb on one end that I load some peroxide in, then put in glass of warm water. After a minute or so I put a couple of drops in my ear and just lay there with head down for a few minutes. May not help Tinnitus, but loosens the wax.

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@mrbill

My ear doctor told me to put a few drops of warm Hydrogen Peroxide in ear and let it in there for awhile. He gave me a couple of those plastic pipettes with bulb on one end that I load some peroxide in, then put in glass of warm water. After a minute or so I put a couple of drops in my ear and just lay there with head down for a few minutes. May not help Tinnitus, but loosens the wax.

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@mrbill Yes it does . I clean out my ears with the H.Peroxide and water . It never helped my tinnitus . IF you find something else that helps let me know . I drink a cup of the Mullein tea everyday. Yes they have tea besides the drops . Drops aren't as expensive .

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@johneckenrode11

I've had this issue most of my adult life, but it's not a big distraction unless I think about it. Guess I've learned to ignore it. One thing I know is that certain meds, even OTC meds make it worse. A full adult aspirin will ramp up my tinnitus in a matter of minutes. Other meds can do the same.

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I’m the same way Aspirin makes it even worse, I have to take 325mg every day of my life and it gets so loud I can’t even think strait sometimes.. it’s miserable

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There is help. For years, my husband went to every type of doctor known….with no results. Finally, he contacted the University of Maryland after hearing about the tinnitus program they had. They saved his sanity…Now 20 years later, he still hears the noise but it is under control and does not control his life.

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My tinnitus started 12 years ago along with an inner ear tumour called an acoustic Vestibular swannomas neuroma That grew in size for several years then reduced in size but left me with tinnitus that sound like a jet engine plus occasional high pitched ringing like striking an anvil with a hammer. I am told there is no cure. It’s driving me bonkers I have to wear headphones at night to try and reduce it. Any ideas anyone?

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There is no cure for tinnitus my husband was told by the Univ of Maryland….however, you can retrain the brain to ignore it. He wore white noise hearing aids, made just to fit his ears for about .2 years while awake. He still hears it on occasion, but is able to ignore it. the noise is a defense mechanism telling you that you should fight or flee…telling you something is amiss. After the retraining the the brain knows there is no danger….the noise will be tamped down. MY HUSBAND RARELY hears it now. He got his from rifle and gun fire in the Army.

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I hear cicada sound too. Mostly on my right ear. I have learned to ignore it too. Doesn’t bother me when there’s noise around. I had a hearing test and it was normal. I sleep with the TV on and that helps.

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@amberj

I’m the same way Aspirin makes it even worse, I have to take 325mg every day of my life and it gets so loud I can’t even think strait sometimes.. it’s miserable

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I have the same problem, @amberj, only with Ibuprofen, as I don't take aspirin. it really does increase the volume, doesn't it?

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