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Anyone you know used this and had good results? Loooooooooooong discourse before he gets to the price. If it is as good as he professes, why isn’t everyone who benefitted telling us all about it? Another snake oil variation?
 

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I haven't found anything that helps the tinnitus in my left ear. In my right ear I can stop it by gently pulling my earlobe and holding it for 30 seconds or so, it is days or weeks before it starts up again.
I've tried all sorts of things for my left ear and some things will tone it down a little, ignoring it is the most effective, but that isn't always easy, it's like trying not to think of a blue elephant after someone tells you "Don't think of a blue elephant."
The one thing that has actually worked is acupressure, but not often. I have actually had a minute or two of no ringing, but I don't often get it right. I want to try acupuncture but it is so very expensive locally that I wouldn't be able to do it even monthly.
So I am always on the look for something that might work.
Nothing that is put in the ear has ever had the slightest effect on the tinnitus, no change in volume or tone at all. I don't get as much relief as I do from a bit of warmed olive oil when that ear is achy.
I play the violin and viola and I used to play bass or rhythm guitar in the family 50s band, so my ear may have been damaged by loud noise. I don't go to concerts without earplugs and I always cover my ears in windy or cold weather, I avoid anything that makes it worse as much as I can.
I am interested to hear what others have done. There are so many causes of tinnitus, maybe there's something out there that will work for me.
My other half is planning to make a pair of specificly tuned tubular bells, only a few cents different in Hz to produce a strong, slow binaural beat and we'll try treating my ear with one on either side of my head. He will be making tubular bells at the end of the month, maybe he'll have time to do those two for a late Christmas present for me.
Lol, think of it is making it so loud that I am distracted. I had to look up the abbreviation for hertz, which is somthing I type almost daily. sigh. Having a miniature megaphone standing on your shoulder squealing into your ear 24/7 does not make for a sweet disposition or a long attention span.
 

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It gets only 2.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon. Read the reviews for more info.
Wow, thanks for the link. If you look at all reviews in chronological order, the first two pages are all 1 star
 

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I haven't found anything that helps the tinnitus in my left ear. In my right ear I can stop it by gently pulling my earlobe and holding it for 30 seconds or so, it is days or weeks before it starts up again.
I've tried all sorts of things for my left ear and some things will tone it down a little, ignoring it is the most effective, but that isn't always easy, it's like trying not to think of a blue elephant after someone tells you "Don't think of a blue elephant."
The one thing that has actually worked is acupressure, but not often. I have actually had a minute or two of no ringing, but I don't often get it right. I want to try acupuncture but it is so very expensive locally that I wouldn't be able to do it even monthly.
So I am always on the look for something that might work.
Nothing that is put in the ear has ever had the slightest effect on the tinnitus, no change in volume or tone at all. I don't get as much relief as I do from a bit of warmed olive oil when that ear is achy.
I play the violin and viola and I used to play bass or rhythm guitar in the family 50s band, so my ear may have been damaged by loud noise. I don't go to concerts without earplugs and I always cover my ears in windy or cold weather, I avoid anything that makes it worse as much as I can.
I am interested to hear what others have done. There are so many causes of tinnitus, maybe there's something out there that will work for me.
My other half is planning to make a pair of specificly tuned tubular bells, only a few cents different in Hz to produce a strong, slow binaural beat and we'll try treating my ear with one on either side of my head. He will be making tubular bells at the end of the month, maybe he'll have time to do those two for a late Christmas present for me.
Lol, think of it is making it so loud that I am distracted. I had to look up the abbreviation for hertz, which is somthing I type almost daily. sigh. Having a miniature megaphone standing on your shoulder squealing into your ear 24/7 does not make for a sweet disposition or a long attention span.
I had never heard of pulling the earlobe before. I have a white noise in my ears most of the time and can ignore it when I am busy. Sometimes it is loud enough to be annoying. I just tried the ear lobe pull and it has made the noise quieter in both ears. Thank you!
 

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I had never heard of pulling the earlobe before. I have a white noise in my ears most of the time and can ignore it when I am busy. Sometimes it is loud enough to be annoying. I just tried the ear lobe pull and it has made the noise quieter in both ears. Thank you!
You're very welcome, I have found the most help in dealing with this has come from other sufferers, so I am glad to pass on what others have shared with me.
 

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This is what I was told by the audiologist. Ringing in your ears come from hearing loss, and the only thing that can correct it, is hearing aides. My hearing loss was minimal, so hearing aides weren’t up for consideration.
I have experienced ringing in my ears for past 10 years or more. And yes it is annoying. I have suffered from vertigo for over 7 years until just recently. These two issues are what made me reach out to the audiologist for treatment.
 

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This is what I was told by the audiologist. Ringing in your ears come from hearing loss, and the only thing that can correct it, is hearing aides. My hearing loss was minimal, so hearing aides weren’t up for consideration.
I have experienced ringing in my ears for past 10 years or more. And yes it is annoying. I have suffered from vertigo for over 7 years until just recently. These two issues are what made me reach out to the audiologist for treatment.
That's a little generic for your audiologist to say. It is true in most cases, about 72% of tinnitus sufferers also suffer some hearing loss. But you would have to ask what the cause of hearing loss is. Is there nerve damage, physical damage, a tumor?
Loud noises and medication can cause tinnitus, usually temporary, but over time the tinnitus can become permanent, too.
Sometimes there is nothing physically wrong with the ear, but the auditory nerves are not okay. Sometimes the nerves are in perfect condition but a part of the physical aparatus in the ear is damaged.
I have a friend who is deaf in one ear and almost deaf in the other, lip reading and a hearing aid help her understand people, but the tinnitus never stops for her. Another friend had severe tinnitus in both ears and hearing aids helped her hear over the internal noise.
Tinnitus is a symptom and doctors haven't really figured out the things that it can be symptoms of, or how to treat it.
Some things, including hearing aids, work for some people.
It is frustrating for those with tinnitus and those trying to treat them.
I think I've had it maybe 10 years, I'm getting fairly good at ignoring it, but sometimes it's tiresome.
 

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This is what I was told by the audiologist. Ringing in your ears come from hearing loss, and the only thing that can correct it, is hearing aides. My hearing loss was minimal, so hearing aides weren’t up for consideration.
I have experienced ringing in my ears for past 10 years or more. And yes it is annoying. I have suffered from vertigo for over 7 years until just recently. These two issues are what made me reach out to the audiologist for treatment.
Just the other side of the coin, so to speak. I have tinnitus and the audiologist suggested hearing aids. I got them and tried them, but it only made the tinnitus louder and didn't help the the diminished hearing issue. I saw an ENT when I had my first bout of vertigo because the ER doctor thought it was an inner ear problem. The ENT said "older people" (I was 78 at the time) often get tinnitus or vertigo or both and no one seems to know why or how to fix it. He said for some folks it's a one-time thing; for others, something they need to learn to live with. So I try to ignore the noises in my head and pay very close attention to where and how I'm walking to keep myself safe. Almost 82 now and neither condition has gotten better or worse that I can tell. A medication that I have taken long term has tinnitus and vertigo as possible side effects. I do have Fibromyalgia with a lot of nerve deterioration in other parts of my body so my self-diagnosis is that these conditions are all related. It used to be called "old age"!!! HAHAHAHA
 

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Tried hearing aides ($7000), did nothing for the tinnitus and drove me nuttier). took them back, charge $200 for the trial. Tried the Eppley manoevre, but only a few times, and another manoeuvre whose name I forget, no results, perhaps I needed more time. Noise varies from whooshing to screeching to gushing, but I believe my overall hearing is pretty good despite the audiologist’s recommendation. Think I might try some old fashioned, non-computerized hearing aids just as a test. If I ever get aids again I will get ly ears pierced and attach them securely. Don’t want $7000 flushing diwn the bath drain when I forget to remove them before showering.
 

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I had timitus few years then used many things but one dr told me alwaus open little window then less silence iñ house that helped me and no tinitus
Keeping even the smallest opening open in winter HERE would drive up the heating bill! I’ll stick with my idiopathic tinnitus.
Article from the Mayo Clinic: Tinnitus - Symptoms and causes

Mine began intermittently before I began school. It’s non-stop now.
 

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This is what I was told by the audiologist. Ringing in your ears come from hearing loss, and the only thing that can correct it, is hearing aides. My hearing loss was minimal, so hearing aides weren’t up for consideration.
I have experienced ringing in my ears for past 10 years or more. And yes it is annoying. I have suffered from vertigo for over 7 years until just recently. These two issues are what made me reach out to the audiologist for treatment.
Have you considered that you might have Ménière's disease? It's an inner-ear issue, where vertigo damages the hairs inside your ear, and since they don't grow back, you slowly go deaf. My vertigo spells would last for hours. Finally I had surgery to cut the vestibular nerve to the brain, so that even though there's is vertigo, the brain doesn't know it. The down side is that with the nerve cut, the brain registers a noise but you can't understand the words. Even so, it was a good trade-off not to have those awful spells of vertigo.
 

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Tried hearing aides ($7000), did nothing for the tinnitus and drove me nuttier). took them back, charge $200 for the trial. Tried the Eppley manoevre, but only a few times, and another manoeuvre whose name I forget, no results, perhaps I needed more time. Noise varies from whooshing to screeching to gushing, but I believe my overall hearing is pretty good despite the audiologist’s recommendation. Think I might try some old fashioned, non-computerized hearing aids just as a test. If I ever get aids again I will get ly ears pierced and attach them securely. Don’t want $7000 flushing diwn the bath drain when I forget to remove them before showering.
Check out Costco for hearing aids. If you do need them. I have had mine for several years. I highly recommend them. Much cheaper than the competition. Less than $2000 for the pair.
 

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Check out Costco for hearing aids. If you do need them. I have had mine for several years. I highly recommend them. Much cheaper than the competition. Less than $2000 for the pair.
Not available at the Canadian Costcos, or at least, not at any I have yet visited. Before Covid, I had thought about getting them at the Costco in Colchester, Vermont. We haven’t crossed the border since March 9, 2020. 😕
 

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In the USA, COSTCO does a free hearing test in an insulated booth, just like at an audiologist's office. My ENT compared the COSTCO test results with the one done by the audiologist and he couldn't tell the difference. It made me very confident that the free one was just as good as the expensive one my insurance covered.
 

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I have heard that Costco here does such tests, but I choose not to travel that far at this stage. I chose an audiologist close to me so that I could have fittings and exams close to home. I’ll just wait until I really need them. I honestly believe that my hearing is not that bad and found little difference with the pricey aids with functions I would never use. Have enough problems with my computer devices already, don’t need to invite more. While I wore them, they did not stop the tinnitus at all.
 
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