Tinnitus Affects Millions.
Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus, is a very common condition.
If you experience noise in your ears, you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus is generally not an indication of a serious illness and can range from mildly annoying to extremely disturbing. Tinnitus can be hissing, buzzing, ringing, whooshing, pulsing, clicking or even a high pitched beeping. Some experience it as a constant sound, while others hear it only intermittently. Millions of people suffer from tinnitus, but most never get treated because it isn’t bothersome enough to seek medical help, or they think there’s nothing that can be done. Tinnitus can sometimes be cured as simply as having impacted earwax removed by an audiologist or doctor.
Natural treatments that work well for some and not so well for others. If you suffer from tinnitus, you may have to experiment to find what works best for you. As is the case with hearing loss, tinnitus can be caused by excessive noise like loud music, loud machinery, and noisy environments in general. Other culprits that have been found to cause tinnitus in some people are prescription drugs, antidepressants, migraine medications and over the counter drugs. Poor diet has been proven to be a contributing factor in hearing loss and tinnitus.
Most natural treatments consist of herbal ingredients. The one herbal that appears most often is ginko biloba. Ginko thins the blood and increases circulation to the inner ear. If you’re on blood thinners, you need to consult with your doctor before adding other blood thinners to your health regimen.
Many of the treatments have a money back guarantee, but you need to read the fine print. Some I found said that if they didn’t work, send back the unused portion to get your refund. Usually that means you get back a refund for the unused portion only, even if the portion you used didn’t work you still have to pay for it. To me, that doesn’t really sound like a guarantee, except for the manufacturer who is guaranteed to get paid either way.
You can find effective treatments by searching the Int ernet or seeing your doctor. There are several good websites that cover every aspect of tinnitus. If you persist, you’ll find a way to alleviate the problem.
Other treatments that have worked for some people are acupuncture, hypnosis, dietary supplements and electrical stimulation. For those who find tinnitus disruptive in their daily lives and have tried natural treatments, medical help may be their only choice. Some find the answer in prescription drugs and others have to resort to surgical procedures. Natural treatments are by far the easiest to try and the safest to use. When used according to directions, most have no side effects and cost very little to try them.
Some people have had great results with hypnosis and autosuggestion. A book I’ve seen recommended various times is called “Stop The Ringing” by Geoff Barker. I’ve found it on the Internet and it’s advertised as guaranteed to help you get rid of ringing ears forever.
If I’m out in high winds for extended periods of time, I’ll invariably have tinnitus, and find my hearing is also impacted. My hearing problems center around loss in the higher acoustic range and wind in my ears aggravates the problem. I can hear low noises at great distances and the click from the alarm clock will wake me up, even though I can’t hear the beep-beep of the alarm itself.
Acupressure, and the tapping used in Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) as outlined in one of my other articles, helps reduce the effects of tinnitus for me, especially when the problem is connected with, or caused by, wind noise. Hot, dry, strong winds have never been my friends and helping relieve the emotional attachment may be why EFT works. The ringing doesn’t always go completely away, but it isn’t as much of a disruption. Reduction of my tinnitus in any amount is welcome.