Does anyone suffer from tinnitus? If so have you found any help for it?
I have had tinnitus since I was eleven years old, probably the result of repeated, untreated ear infections as a baby (we lived in the middle of nowhere, my dad was only home on weekends due to his job, and my mom didn't drive). The family doctor sent me to an ear specialist, but he couldn't help. I don't think people took this seriously over fifty years ago, especially not from an eleven year old.
I learned to live with it. My ears ring constantly (in a variety of tones, all at once), but I hardly notice it. Right now, the left is louder than the right. Masking it with white noise does not help but then, as I said, it just does not bother me.
Sorry that I could not be of help, but for me, it was adapt or never sleep.
I have it. It's loud, constant and it's getting progressively worse as the years go by.
The Dr's. say I only have the normal amount of hearing loss for my age and had no clue what to do about tinnitus.
I think it has very low priority for research funding.
I get it in spells. I have it going on in both ears right now as I type this. I’ve been a musician for 25 years, so I’m sure that has a lot to do with it. I’ve learned to live with it, but sometimes I will throw my earbuds in and crank up some loud music.
I've got a pretty severe dose of tinnitus, and 99% of the time I can successfully 'ignore' the screaming and hissing. A friend of mine just got a series of CD's that...over time...are supposed to 'teach' you to 'not' listen to the racket caused by tinnitus. We'll see. Any lessening of the noise of course has to come from the mental side, as there are no known physical fixes.
Yes I do. I manage it with proper breathing and de-stressing. Stress is a trigger for mine. I also have used a product called CLEAR TINNITUS (it is a homeopathic/herbal blend by a company called Clear Products) and this also gives some relief. I have several customers who have also given me positive feedback on this product. You can probably find it in most Whole Foods types stores or maybe Amazon (not sure).
I'm not 100 percent certain that what I have is tinnutus. For me, more and more frequently I get a feeling of suction (negative pressure) in typically only my left ear, but now it seems to be invading my right ear too. Different things seem to affect it, like allergy seasons (though I don't have the classic symptoms of allergies). When I swallow, or sing, or am in a loud environment like karaoke, or a concert, or have the music in the car up a little above typical, it's like a static noise in my left ear. Like it's a microphone with a bad cord, "kkkkkkkchkk". It's physically uncomfortable, but not particularly painful. I've been to an ENT, and an audiology/allergy center at Vanderbilt university hospital. They put a tube in my left ear, which did nothing to help. They put me on allergy meds, and nasal spray with minor help. I cannot believe there's nothing they can do about it. There's a GODDAMN HUMAN HEAD TRANSPLANT surgery that's slated for sometime in the next year. lol
Just too amazing that there is not some Telethon for this Illness!
I too have suffered from it for years!
The doctor have so many diagnoses that it is unreal!
The consensus is always too operate every time!
No clear understanding on the part of the doctors or the clinics as too the actually base causes!