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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 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.
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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