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Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:53 am
by Myxr
After digging, soul searching, and trial and error, I have found a rather effective, and inexpensive, treatment.

Being a music junkie, I found something that sounded really interesting. There is a new 'drug' called idose. It uses binaurals, and headphones.

Basically, the app plays 2 different, but very similar sounds thr the headphones, one in each ear. Your brain then synthiszes a 3rd. (This can give you an effect of any illegal drug, or so they say)

So, here is my train of thought. If in complete dead silence, I can hear a sound, then I have to find the binaural that makes my brain synthisize this sound.(this would 'prove' to my brain that the noise during silence isn't sound, just a product of itself)

And I'll call it a success up tothis point. I hae noticed a considerable drop in the volume of the ringing, and it has also 'detuned'. Every 3 or 4 sessions I have to tweek in the freqencies... I dunno wheather this is good or bad. I have given myself over 30 sessions, no doctor, no prescription, just had to buy a decentpair of headphones.

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:35 am
by TheHoff
A doctor recomended something quite like what you described to a family friend for her severe tinnitus.

He prepared MP3-recordings that were put on an iPod and then listened to for a set period every day. I believe they also worked on getting the frequencies in check every now and again. As far as I know, she (family friend) has had quite a lot of success with the treatment.

And on top of everything else, it makes a lot of sense. :)

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:11 pm
by Peter Pan
Apparently stress can be an underlying cause as well. Perhaps because of the link to increased blood pressure which I believe is also a factor...

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:51 pm
by Tom
I've had this for most of my life, having spent part of my youth exposed to gunfire and exploding things. Caffiene seems to aggravate mine, but without caffeine I seem to aggravate my family. As Nietze probably meant to say, " That which does not kill us, makes our ears ring".

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:44 pm
by Curt
Sorry to hear/read that Tom. Nice quote !

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:30 am
by Baqua
Hi Myxr,
I just read about your situation. I am an acupuncturist in Northern California which wouldn't help you much but I have treated many cases of tinnitus successfully. You want to find a qualified one; (cost of tx doesn't always determine the quality you would receive, prices vary according to demographics.) Just check around, see what others have to say about an acupuncturist, how many years of practice, ck out their office before making an appt etc. It might take several visits. IF you have nerve damage it won't be successful. Best of luck.

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:53 am
by CarolW
Baqua wrote:Hi Myxr,
I just read about your situation. I am an acupuncturist in Northern California which wouldn't help you much but I have treated many cases of tinnitus successfully. You want to find a qualified one; (cost of tx doesn't always determine the quality you would receive, prices vary according to demographics.) Just check around, see what others have to say about an acupuncturist, how many years of practice, ck out their office before making an appt etc. It might take several visits. IF you have nerve damage it won't be successful. Best of luck.


Baqua - thanks a lot for that post. Tinnitus is no fun. If ever it seems to threaten me, I'll check out local acupuncturists; I think we have some good ones. Very glad we have you-and-your-skills-and-knowledge with us! Greatly increases the value of the community. :D :dd: :dance: :dd:

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:53:04 (PDT)

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:23 am
by Baqua
Thanks, Carol, I see that everyone in the Forum has something unique to offer; whether it be a unique or different way to look at things, a sense of humor, an ability to say things straight up or, as YOU offer, the best of she-mail hugs! <3

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:27 am
by CarolW
Baqua wrote:Thanks, Carol, I see that everyone in the Forum has something unique to offer; whether it be a unique or different way to look at things, a sense of humor, an ability to say things straight up or, as YOU offer, the best of she-mail hugs! <3


With that, I can't resist indulging in a fantasy story, with some of my nonsense - irresistible to me! :lol:

You're so right; each forum member is unique and offers uniquely as a result. About those hugs; I prefer hugging people to hugging trees. I could hug quite a few different handpans - even Hangs - and Halos and BElls and SPbs, and I'm sure, also, some from the new builders, including Echopans b Ezahn, and those of , Mark Wilson and, of course, Saraz by don Marco.

If I hug a handpan, my hug could be dangerous to its health, as I might drop the pan by mistake. When Colin was here with two pans, I was impossibly paranoid about the possibility of dropping one - same when Gem was here with his Halo. All the same, I easily have a huge urge to hug a handpan.

Then, also, recognizing the utter dedication and artistry of the builders, the builders are in great danger of being hugged by me if I should meet them somewhere. (Same as with flamenco for me.) And also, handpan PLAYERS may suffer the same fate. So if you don't want to be hugged, don't come within my reach after playing something really lovely!

And, by extension, if you play some OTHER instrument, perhaps along with handpans, you are also in danger of being hugged by me (and perhaps also being licked to death by Camellia). (00)

Well, Baqua, if you need somebody to hold somebody down for acupuncture, perhaps Camellia and I could do that job together. And we'll add our energies to the anti-tinnitus effort.

Somehow, I think it's time for me to retire for the night!

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz :dd: :dance: :dd:

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:27:41 (PDT)

Re: Tinnitus (a constant)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:07 am
by Haris
Wow. I mean I'm more than glad to see you are doing well now. Tinnitus is new to me and the mere explanation you gave was f**king terrifying. I mean for that to happen to a musician or just a music lover that can be potentially soul crushing so I am happy to see were not too down. But damn what surprises me most is the way you have started treating it! That's damn cool and am overjoyed that it has improved the quality of your life with minimal effort (no surgerys, pills etc) Technology/Science can really rule sometimes! :D