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O/T - Treatment for Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Jon Reitz, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here familiar with any effective treatments for tinnitus, the ringing sensation or noise heard by the ears(s)? Has anyone tried Quietus with any success? Feedback appreciated. Thanks.

    Jon Reitz
     
  2. white rattler

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    Nothing works for me. I have had it for years. It worse from time to time and worse yet at night. Try turning a bed side radio on when you lay down. It helps me to get to sleep. Trevor Dawe
     
  3. setter

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    John,

    You may ahve seen the above.

    Jim
     
  4. K-GUNS

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    Lipoflavonoid............I was told to try this by two different Dr's, one being my family Dr and the other my Ear,Nose, & Throat Dr.

    They both say it helps. Nothing cures it, period !!

    I have yet to try it myself.

    Crab
     
  5. white rattler

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    crab, I have tried both and they did not help. Trevor Dawe.
     
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    Since the summer I was 13 and shot a lot of carp with a 4" .41 magnum, that sound has just become "the sound of silence".

    I only remember I have it when it sometimes changes pitch.
     
  7. Ljutic111

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    Mine went from ringing to a hissing sound. I`ve tried Lipo for 6 months and it did not work at all. The only thing I`ve had any relief is with alcohol, just enough to keep me from falling down and hitting my head.
     
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    no treatment
     
  9. Dahaub

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    Don't tell us there is no treatment:( I have what is called "evenrude itis" in both ears. Sounds like you are under water at a boat dock and someone takes off in a 6 horse evenrude about two dock spaces away.When it's quiet seems to me it's really loud. I even asked LeeAnn if she could hear the shrill sound the other day. Wish there were a magical fix for this. Dan
     
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    My Dr gave me a scrip for Meclizine(no help)--then another scrip for Celebrex(no help-changed pitch,from hissing to chirping)--he then suggested a I-E-N-T Specialist,to discuss surgery------------I think I will put up with the hissing/chirping for a while longer.

    Tom
     
  11. AveragEd

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    I called about Quietus - the stuff is pretty costly.

    Ed
     
  12. Setterman

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    Dahaub, you and I finally something in common. I have severe high frequency tinnitus. Probably caused by driving tractors and heavy equipment in my early years. My ENT said there is no cure yet. There have even been accidents and operations that separated the ear drum from the skull, and it continued, so it could be associated with the skull mass/ inner base connection.

    It sucks, sometimes more than usual. Forget having a conversation with anyone when there's background noise. I nod in agreement alot. Alchohol helps. Pray they find a solution.
     
  13. Ahab

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    The only guar-on-teed way to cure tinnitus is to apply a hunk of lead in the ear... with a .45 or .357.

    Otherwise, just learn to live with it.

    I started indoor Rifle team 59 years ago in high school and college, then Range Officer in the Army....and trap & Skeet for the last 35 years. Tinnitus started when I was in college... I have learned to ignore it...and only hear it when I think about it!

    (When I was leaving the Army, they did a hearing test on me...the tech got all excited and had to show his supervisor! This was the 1st time that they had seen a "perfect" gunshot" hearing loss...it matched the book...perfectly!)
     
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    Gingko Biloba helps, because it improves circulation. Apparently slightly impaired circulation has been considered to be a factor.

    I tried it and got tired of it so now I just live with it.

    HM
     
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    I've had it for at least 20 years. As was stated Canadian Club or Crown Royal helps but doesn't cure. I use a sleep aid machine that makes a sound similar to wind blowing. This masks the ringing to allow one to sleep. When there are background sounds such as loud music, I can't hear anything said to me. Grin and bear it I guess. Ed
     
  16. Ljutic111

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    Tinnitus and hearing loss are 2 different problems. You could have good hearing but the noise from the ringing and hissing from Tinnitus drowns out the frequencies. Or you could have bad hearing with great Tinnitus. Watching or should I say trying to listen to the TV from 10 feet away is harder to me sometimes than leaving the room and be 20 feet away in the kitchen and hear it better ?? Thats strange. Problem here in my house is the wife has better than normal hearing and she closes the door on me when I`m listening to the TV, so she can be on the computer in another room and not be distracted. She refuses to wear hearing protection ??
     
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    I brought my tinitus on in 1974 with the first shot I fired from a four-inch S&W Model 19 with full-house .357 loads without ear protection. I fired six of them and then went into my in-laws' farmhouse for lunch. Everybody's lips were moving but they weren't saying anything! It took most of the day for my hearing to return and my ears have "rung" ever since.

    Ed
     
  18. DocJim

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    Sometimes the frequency of a hearing aid will "mask" the tinnitus frequency; so if you need a hearing aid you might get an added bonus and have some suppression of the tinnitus. They used to make frequency masking devices that were worn in the ear but I don't think they were very successful; haven't heard or seen one for a long while........................AJ
     
  19. Real Stinky

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    No cure. Had it almost forty years since loud boomers as an infantryman. The good news is, you get used to it. Not suggesting you're headed down my road, but be prepared for hearing loss and Menieres disease (www.menieres.org).
    If tinnitus is all you have, count your blessings. Hank
     
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    WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!?!

    EE
     
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