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« Reply #50 on: 05/04/2004 05:53:06 »
Mikek - Congrats on your clever and successful endeavor!  I can hardly wait to play with some tunes and tones of my own.  I have often felt that my 'narrow range' unilateral hearing loss was longing for the input just as you describe, and I almost had an audiologist who would 'play with me' but alas, she did not.  But I'm going to find my particular tones and volumes (unfortunately there's a pack o'them) and feed my ear some similar input and see what happens.

So far for me (5 yrs of constant, raging tinnitus), Xanax helps.  And I'm a pretty calm guy to begin with... so I say the Xanax works in a more direct fashion on the tinnitus, as opposed to calming me down... there's not much to calm down...
 

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« Reply #51 on: 05/04/2004 20:49:17 »
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Originally posted by Donnah

There are a number of us in the forum with tinnitis, so why don't we look for some sort of commonality?  

John, I have suspected some sort of low grade infection too.  My ears, particularly the right one (which is most affected by the tinnitis) are frequently itchy and the itch feels like it is both in front of and behind my eardrum.  Sometimes it feels like it's itchy in the middle of my head (very annoying, no scratching there).  Since rhinoplasty my sinuses have been constantly irritated and I've had two abcessed teeth (both teeth with roots that intrude into my sinus cavity).




Me too. The tinnitus started abruptly a couple of years ago after a bad cold, when I got an ear infection. It's in my right ear, and is a single tone at 4 kHz. It is accompanied by selective loss of hearing at 4 kHz. I too get that itchy feeling on my right side, about an inch or so inside my head, where I can't really scratch it. I can stick my finger in my ear and work it around for a while and kind of reach it, but not exactly.
 

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« Reply #52 on: 05/04/2004 05:53:06 »
Mikek - Congrats on your clever and successful endeavor!  I can hardly wait to play with some tunes and tones of my own.  I have often felt that my 'narrow range' unilateral hearing loss was longing for the input just as you describe, and I almost had an audiologist who would 'play with me' but alas, she did not.  But I'm going to find my particular tones and volumes (unfortunately there's a pack o'them) and feed my ear some similar input and see what happens.

So far for me (5 yrs of constant, raging tinnitus), Xanax helps.  And I'm a pretty calm guy to begin with... so I say the Xanax works in a more direct fashion on the tinnitus, as opposed to calming me down... there's not much to calm down...
 

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« Reply #53 on: 05/04/2004 20:49:17 »
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Originally posted by Donnah

There are a number of us in the forum with tinnitis, so why don't we look for some sort of commonality?  

John, I have suspected some sort of low grade infection too.  My ears, particularly the right one (which is most affected by the tinnitis) are frequently itchy and the itch feels like it is both in front of and behind my eardrum.  Sometimes it feels like it's itchy in the middle of my head (very annoying, no scratching there).  Since rhinoplasty my sinuses have been constantly irritated and I've had two abcessed teeth (both teeth with roots that intrude into my sinus cavity).




Me too. The tinnitus started abruptly a couple of years ago after a bad cold, when I got an ear infection. It's in my right ear, and is a single tone at 4 kHz. It is accompanied by selective loss of hearing at 4 kHz. I too get that itchy feeling on my right side, about an inch or so inside my head, where I can't really scratch it. I can stick my finger in my ear and work it around for a while and kind of reach it, but not exactly.
 

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« Reply #54 on: 03/02/2009 05:31:57 »
Dear,

I too have been suffering from the same, it all started with an ear infection, initially the sound was too much to bear but now after two weeks it is very much negligible.  As am from India my parents suggested me one home remedy, since I do not know from which place you are I am not sure if that is available at your place also.

You have to fry and eat a Goats brain along with an egg before dinner and do not take anything else.  The rest of the head of the Goat has to be prepared as a soup and drunk before going to sleep, take this soup for atleast 4 days.  If you can do this and see if the Tinnitus diminishes.  I hope you do know that how to prepare the soup.

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« Reply #55 on: 03/02/2009 05:33:36 »
I've had tinnitus (ringing in the ears) since I was a teenager.  I'm not sure how it developed, I never listened to headphones very loud or very often..maybe from one too many blows to the head during football and wrestling.  I learned quickly to tune it out, however.  It's been over 10 years since I first got it.

But lately, it's been getting worse, sometimes the ringing is so loud it hurts.  Normal sound always overrides the ringing, even when it's really bad, so it doesn't interfere with my hearing, just with my sanity.  (especially when I'm trying to sleep!)

Is there a way to treat tinnitus or do I just need to readjust to the new level of volume?

Dear,

I too have been suffering from the same, it all started with an ear infection, initially the sound was too much to bear but now after two weeks it is very much negligible.  As am from India my parents suggested me one home remedy, since I do not know from which place you are I am not sure if that is available at your place also.

You have to fry and eat a Goats brain along with an egg before dinner and do not take anything else.  The rest of the head of the Goat has to be prepared as a soup and drunk before going to sleep, drink this soup for 4 days.  If you can do this and see if the Tinnitus diminishes.  I hope you do know that how to prepare the soup.

PRASAD DAMODARAN
ronaldo81@rediffmail.com


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« Reply #56 on: 03/09/2009 18:30:18 »
Sorry for the epic bump of this thread. I've just been reading it. Further to what Mikek said, I had a go myself with some musical instrument software. I didn't find anything high pitched enough.

newbielink:http://www.nch.com.au/tonegen/index.html [nonactive]

This generates tones from 1Hz to 20KHz, which makes it much easier to find your exact pitch of tinnitus.
 

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« Reply #57 on: 28/09/2009 23:29:24 »
There's also a simple free audio sinewave tone generator on my webpage which you can download:
http://www.techmind.org/audio/#siggen
 

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« Reply #58 on: 18/01/2011 09:04:58 »
I don't know about the origin, but mine sometimes sounds like a piece of tin being rubbed with a file.
Hey!  maybe that's why I'm so sensitive to certain scraping sounds (we had another thread on that).  The scraping sounds cause interference/dissonance with my internal sounds and freak out some of my brain cells.
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That makes sense.  My irritation sound was an electric hand saw that made me cry as a child.  The sound still reacts as if the saw was IN my ear.

I now know that snoring causes tinnitus.  When I know I've been snoring (bacause I wake up on my back) I find my ears ringing.
Plus my ears "pop" and that clears it up some.  I wonder what the decibel level is if my ears tubes open during snoring? Cause I think that's happening.

I'm open to fried goat brains and eggs.  If we can talk McDonalds into serving that plus the soup, we'd all have the cure available. 
Anybody with a good recipe should send it to them.

The sound stimulation theory sounds accurate.  Somebody said one solution is playing the sound at a inverse phase frequency to cancel the noise.
But if playing the sound does all the work, then matching the phase wouldn't be needed.
Especially sinse phase matching would be all but impossible to do anyway without a good feedback loop inside your ear.
« Last Edit: 18/01/2011 09:15:11 by SkyWriting »
 

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« Reply #59 on: 01/05/2011 19:27:20 »
Hi All,

Not sure how many of the original posters are still here. I have been "googling" tinnitus since I got it 4 weeks ago after having wisdom teeth removed. The oral surgeon has wiped his hands and passed me onto a ENT specialist which I will be seeing in a few weeks time. I am researching like mad before then to understand what tinnitus is about.

In my case it appears to have settled in the left ear which happens to coincide with a upper left wisdom tooth which was removed under a general anethsetitic. It is constant 24/7 it does seem to increase and decrease in level depending on I think how tried I am. Loud sharp noises will trigger it to a higher level and will eventually settly back to a lower level but never goes away. I have not been to an audioligist yet but using the signal generator that was kindly posted here I would say my frequency is around the 9kHz mark. Interesting if I play a tone as close to the frequency to my condition it actually reduces the condition for a short time but it always returns. Short time is minutes...

I also have noticed after the procedure I had done which was two wisdom teeth removed and two titanium implants inserted that my left jaw clicks and pops when I chew normally. God know what happened when I was under, the surgeon doesn't want to talk to me! One can only wonder.....

At least I don't feel like I am alone. If there are any other reference sites that might be useful I appreciate any links to them as I grapple with what tinnitus is all about.

Regards,

AussieBloke



 
 

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« Reply #60 on: 01/05/2011 23:16:19 »
I have been "googling" tinnitus since I got it 4 weeks ago after having wisdom teeth removed. The oral surgeon has wiped his hands and passed me onto a ENT specialist which I will be seeing in a few weeks time. I am researching like mad before then to understand what tinnitus is about.


The loud sounds of dental tools (conducted through your skull) may be to blame ...

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Certain dental procedures such as difficult tooth extractions and ultrasonic cleaning can cause hearing damage via bone conduction of loud sounds directly to the ear. Wearing ear plugs will not guard against bone conduction.
http://www.differ.freeuk.com/learning/health/tinnitus.pdf
« Last Edit: 02/05/2011 00:43:43 by RD »
 

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« Reply #61 on: 17/06/2011 22:31:50 »
If you wonder what Really causes Tinnitus Please Check out my Video

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This will explain a lot
I will hopefully post some more videos to Paint a Clear picture
I will even go to the lengths to explain my theory to cure deafness and regrow the Hair cells in the inner ear.
 

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« Reply #62 on: 04/10/2011 03:59:17 »
 My wife has Tinnitis which over the years has, fortunately been very mild.  In the last few weeks, primarily in and around our home and neighborhood, she is experiencing Loud high pitch tinnitis type sounds in her head that  fade away if we leave our neighborhood.  There is a new cell tower (looks like a giant flag pole) about 3/4 of a mile from the house.   Could the EMF/radiation from that tower be causing her distress?
 

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« Reply #63 on: 20/06/2013 00:48:56 »
Hi, I am sorry that you suffering from tinnitus. It is very intersting that exercise seems to hellp. There are indeed very many ways to treat tinnitus. After assessment and investigation, the first step is correction of any hearing loss. Then there are many tinnitus treatments such as: sound therapy, counselling, CBT, tinnitus retraining therapy, medications (a surprisingly large number have been studied and some have been found to help), self-help  and alternative treatments. Please see this long and pretty comprehensive article on tinnitus treatment:
newbielink:http://www.enetmd.com/content/tinnitus-treatment [nonactive]
It was compiled by a UK doctor and covers most tinnitus treatments.
The main page on the site about tinnitus is:
newbielink:http://www.enetmd.com/content/tinnitus [nonactive]
where there are several articles about tinnitus. 
best wishes Alice
 

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