Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears) – Can Anything Be Done?

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  1. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I’ve had an almost total hearing loss in my left ear for some years now. My doctors don’t know the exact cause –- perhaps a viral infection, perhaps a neuroma pressing on the auditory nerve. The deafness has been accompanied by occasional low-level tinnitus, but lately the ringing has gotten much worse. It’s louder and almost constant. I know there’s no cure for tinnitus, but has anyone tried anything for the condition –- herbal supplements, relaxation exercises, therapies both orthodox and unorthodox – that actually helps?
     
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    think calling underdog Premium Member

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    there is a kind of herb that would work with this.. It was recommended to me when I complained about the same thing.. --- only thing I looked into the herb for me and it was not to be used with people with diabetes so I didn't think much of it... --- but I talked about it once in a Misc,.. thread maybe that neuro thread we have... I don't remember when or what thread.. but I did mention that herb -- I can remember the name of now.. I could search the misc section for Tinnitus .. yeah --- :) and post it if I find it.
     
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    I can't seem to cross post the quotes from a different thread here but ... I can quote them there and copy paste that would work ==== easy--

    Ginkgo bilboba --- there we go from may 3rd 2020 yeah I have that kinda memory I guess.---

    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/mental-illness-and-neurodiversity-support-group.294882/page-43
     
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    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Actually I've tried ginkgo biloba, but it doesn't really help. It's supposed to increase brain circulation and may have some effect on tinnitus that has a vascular origin, but mine is due to nerve deafness.

    I do find that melatonin works as a fairly effective over-the-counter sleep aid.
     
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    StarCruiser Commodore Commodore

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    Okay - I don't have Tinnitus but, Healthline does have a few things to say about it:

    https://www.healthline.com/health/tinnitus-remedies

    There are claims that if it's nerve related, Zinc may help since that mineral is often involved in the nervous system.

    I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV so...?
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 Workin' Them Angels Moderator

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    I have had pretty bad tinnitus in my right ear since a bad infection years ago.

    My audiologist recommended a white noise app for sleep. It works decently enough.

    Other than that, I have found everything else: supplements, etc. to be worthless.

    Supposedly there's some kind of hearing device that can be tuned to your frequency, but I haven't checked it out. I've pretty much learned to grin and bear it. Some days are better than others.