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!

@jesfactsmon

Hi All,
I normally hang out in the neuropathy group but I was reading a post by someone and she mentioned having tinnitus. My brother told me a week ago that he started having it in his right ear, very loud. I told him about a product Linda, my wife, has been using since 2012 called Clear Tinnitus. It has helped her a lot with her tinnitus, which is very bad in both ears. It doesn't eliminate it all the time, but it helps significantly enough that she does continue taking it. Clear Tinnitus is homeopathic based. Linda is currently taking 3 per day (1 morning, 1 afternoon, 1 at night). At various times she has taken more (at one time she was taking 6/day).

I don't know what kinds of drugs people take for this condition, but this a something to try that is not a drug for those who have gotten no relief in other ways. It might help you or perhaps not, but it might be worth a try. I get it on Amazon. Best, Hank

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Hi @jesfactsmon, you'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about tinnitus, so others looking for relief would see your post.

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@jesfactsmon

Hi All,
I normally hang out in the neuropathy group but I was reading a post by someone and she mentioned having tinnitus. My brother told me a week ago that he started having it in his right ear, very loud. I told him about a product Linda, my wife, has been using since 2012 called Clear Tinnitus. It has helped her a lot with her tinnitus, which is very bad in both ears. It doesn't eliminate it all the time, but it helps significantly enough that she does continue taking it. Clear Tinnitus is homeopathic based. Linda is currently taking 3 per day (1 morning, 1 afternoon, 1 at night). At various times she has taken more (at one time she was taking 6/day).

I don't know what kinds of drugs people take for this condition, but this a something to try that is not a drug for those who have gotten no relief in other ways. It might help you or perhaps not, but it might be worth a try. I get it on Amazon. Best, Hank

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Hank please look at my posts on tinnitus…..my husband suffered with it for years….there is help.

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Currently, there is no cure for tinnitus. Tinnitus was a focus during HLAA's 2020 conference and some members here, like @julieo4 @mikepa who attended may have some evidence-based treatments and tips for managing tinnitus from that conference or links to presentations.

This article offers a succinct overview
* Tinnitus Remedies https://www.healthline.com/health/tinnitus-remedies
Item 11 lists several [quote] "alternative or complementary tinnitus treatment options, including:
– nutritional supplements
– homeopathic remedies
– acupuncture
– hypnosis
None of these treatment options are supported by science. Many people are convinced that the herb gingko biloba is helpful, however large-scale studies have been unable to prove this. There are many nutritional supplements claiming to be tinnitus remedies. These are usually a combination of herbs and vitamins, often including zinc, ginkgo, and vitamin B-12.

These dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not supported by scientific research. However, anecdotal reports suggest that they may help some people."

When considering complementary or alternative treatments, I always say, be open-minded yet skeptical. Learn about the potential benefits and risks. Here is an article from Mayo Clinic about evaluating claims made by the producers and/or sellers of supplements, natural products and other alternative medicines. http://mayocl.in/2tGC0Jp

National Center for Completmentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) offers this information about homeopathy.
– Homeopathy https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy

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Colleen, thank you for sharing this information with all the links. There is a lot of research going on right now on tinnitus, but so far there really is no cure. I believe that stress can exacerbate it, so recommend using some stress management/relaxation techniques. Tinnitus and hearing loss are the most common disabilities experienced by military personnel returning from combat zones. Noise is definitely a contributing factor. Prevention is extremely important. If you attend rock concerts, hunt, use loud machinery, etc. wear ear plugs. Not just any ear plugs, but those that are effective. Prevention strategies should also help keep tinnitus at bay. Mind over matter also helps, but not for all. Wish I/We had the magic bullet here, but it's not there yet.

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@2beagles

Hank please look at my posts on tinnitus…..my husband suffered with it for years….there is help.

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@2beagles
Just went and read the posts of yours about this. That is something all right! I wonder if that is being done more widely now as opposed to just at the U. of Maryland. I will definitely look into it. Thanks, Hank

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@jesfactsmon

@2beagles
Just went and read the posts of yours about this. That is something all right! I wonder if that is being done more widely now as opposed to just at the U. of Maryland. I will definitely look into it. Thanks, Hank

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Hank, your brain is in a fight or flight mode…I know it may sound nuts, but docs at U of M described it that way. His was caused by gun fire in Vietnam, He was almost crazy…..It has been at least 15 years since he was treated. His brain has transitioned and it doesn't drive him crazy. Read the story of William Shafner ..star wars…he is the person who go a divorce over this and finally got relief at U of M. Best of Luck…..

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@colleenyoung

Currently, there is no cure for tinnitus. Tinnitus was a focus during HLAA's 2020 conference and some members here, like @julieo4 @mikepa who attended may have some evidence-based treatments and tips for managing tinnitus from that conference or links to presentations.

This article offers a succinct overview
* Tinnitus Remedies https://www.healthline.com/health/tinnitus-remedies
Item 11 lists several [quote] "alternative or complementary tinnitus treatment options, including:
– nutritional supplements
– homeopathic remedies
– acupuncture
– hypnosis
None of these treatment options are supported by science. Many people are convinced that the herb gingko biloba is helpful, however large-scale studies have been unable to prove this. There are many nutritional supplements claiming to be tinnitus remedies. These are usually a combination of herbs and vitamins, often including zinc, ginkgo, and vitamin B-12.

These dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not supported by scientific research. However, anecdotal reports suggest that they may help some people."

When considering complementary or alternative treatments, I always say, be open-minded yet skeptical. Learn about the potential benefits and risks. Here is an article from Mayo Clinic about evaluating claims made by the producers and/or sellers of supplements, natural products and other alternative medicines. http://mayocl.in/2tGC0Jp

National Center for Completmentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) offers this information about homeopathy.
– Homeopathy https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy

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About 3% of people with tinnitus have “pulsatile tinnitus.”
People with p.t. have structural abnormalities, which is why we hear our heartbeats. It’s a whooshing sound.
Mine is 24/7 and was hard to accept when it began 10 years go.
Fortunately, there are surgical ways to correct some of these structural abnormalities.
See http://www.whooshers.com to learn about p.t. and surgical treatments for particular structural problems.

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@jimmy370

How do you deal with ringing in the ear!!!!!! Unbearable!!!!!!

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Hello @jimmy370 I understand you are frustrated by the ringing in your ear.

You may be interested in this information that describes ringing in the ear as Tinnitus and provides you with some additional information.

– Tinnitus – Symptoms and Causes:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156
Have you thought of making an appointment with an Otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) to confirm what it is?

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How do you deal with ringing in the ear!!!!!! Unbearable!!!!!!

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@jimmy370 You are having unbearable ringing in your ears and you are asking how to deal with this.

You'll notice that I added your questions to a current discussion where members like @mslw @2beagles @julieo4 @johnwhite @jesslim88 @mrbill are already discussing tinnitus/"ringing."

I'll parrot @amandajro and ask if you've seen a provider regarding the ringing?

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@2beagles

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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2beagles, yours is the Posting with Hope! May I get more information on the university program so I can contact them? Our pastor has serious tinnitus and I'd like to help him find relief.

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@dksherlock

2beagles, yours is the Posting with Hope! May I get more information on the university program so I can contact them? Our pastor has serious tinnitus and I'd like to help him find relief.

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@dksherlock Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

Members like @jimmy370 @2beagles @lioness @johnwhite may be able to help you find the information you seek.

May I ask what your pastor has tried so far regarding tinnitus treatment?

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