Monthly Archives: November 2008

Julian Cowan Hill Tinnitus Healing Practitioner Interview I

Julian Cowan Hill generously devotes about 45 minutes of his time discussing what tinnitus is, in his experience, how he “let go” of his tinnitus, and how he helps others do the same. A warm and inviting interview that comes across as a friendly discussion between Julian and Dainis.

This interview gives people suffering with tinnitus wonderful information about steps they can take to get better.

A perfect video to watch for people beginning or on an empowering journey of healing. Continue reading

Tinnitus Specialist Julian Cowan Hill Webinar at CureTinnitus.org

Folks, this is thrilling!

Tinnitus Specialist Julian Cowan Hill will be giving a webinar at CureTinnitus.org. If you do a bit of research on him, you will note that he is a beacon of real hope for our community.

Nothing can compare with the experience of actually being able to interact with a healing practitioner who “let go” of his own tinnitus, and who teaches others to do the same.

Stay tuned for updates as to when the event will happen. Make sure to register so that you don’t miss it. Also, the webinar will be free.

Automatic Tinnitus Content Aggregator Created Today!

Hi all!

Today, I am customizing an automatic tinnitus content aggregator! Is that a green lizard with big teeth? No, that would be a “content alligator,” silly! I’m using a tool called WordPressDirect, and if you want to, you can check it out by clicking here. There are many ways to use the software, and one can make websites with the intention of making a living. 

For us, this is a bit of an experiment, and all of the content “brought in” by the Automatic Tinnitus Content Aggregator will have the username, well, Automatic Tinnitus Content Aggregator. 

Please comment on the quality of the posts and let me know whether we should keep our auto-bot friend around. 

It is my goal to keep this site the #1 online resource for people who are dedicated to curing themselves of tinnitus. So, your voice is very important. 

Best wishes,

Dainis

Has anyone found any relief from Tinnitus?

Any suggestions or things that have worked for you?

I was dignosed with menires disease 30 years ago and i have leaned to live with it. I can honestly say the ringing doesnt bother me at all.

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Is there any relief from severe tinnitus?

I am a 41 yr old who has had mild tinnitus for 25 years but in the last few months is has become very bad in one ear and I am also suffering from hyperacusis in that ear. I have seen my GP and am waiting to see an ENT specialist but wondered if there is any way to relieve the tinnitus which is becoming quite distressing.

Medications that are well accepted in treatment of Tinnitus

* Lorazepam or klonazepam (in low doses). These are “benzodiazepines”, mainly used for anxiety (Gananca et al, 2002; Dobie, 2003)
* Amitriptyline or nortriptyline (again in low doses). These are “tricyclic antidepressants”.

Comment. Benzodiazepines and tricyclics probably mainly change emotional responses to tinnitus. Any sort of relief, however, is important.

We have also had some patients get relief from other antidepressants including the SSRI family.

The anticonvulsants such as mysoline may affect some patients who have tinnitus due to 8th nerve irritation. Mysoline contains phenobarbital, which is sedating.

The effect of local anesthetics on tinnitus was discovered serendipitously by Barany in 1935. Otsuka et al (2003) recently reported administration of Lidocaine to 117 ears over a 24 year period. The method was intravenous infusion, of between 80 and 100 mg. They report a transient (several minutes) response in about 70% of treated ears. As responses are nearly always very temporary, lidocaine does not have a role as a treatment of tinnitus. The mechanism appears to be central (Baguley et al, 2005). According to Dobie (1999), the related drugs tocainamide, mexilitine and flecainamide have not been shown superior to placebo.
Drugs in which it is uncertain whether they are effective

* Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
* Campral (author of this page is not sure — might be a placebo)
* Flunarizine (not available in US)
* Caroverine (not available in US, IV medication)
* Eperisone (not available in US).

Atorvastatin (Lipitor). A recent trial in older people showed that atorvastatin had no effect on the rate of hearing deterioration but there was a trend toward improvement in tinnitus scores over several years.

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Has anyone found relief for their Tinnitus?

I have tinnitus in the center of my head. I have been researching a lot and have heard that some people can actually rid themselves of tinnitus. I am curious if anyone here has done it or knows anyone that has. Would love to hear your story. Thanx!

hello, i too have tinnitus, for about 6 years now. when it first started, the day it started, it scared me to death, having that awful noise in “my head” that would not stop, it nearly drove me mad. i always had to have some “white noise” going on to drown it out… tv, radio, a fan, something. then about a year and a half ago, i read about taking niacin for the ringing.
desperate, i tried it and it worked!!!!! I bought 500 mgs. of Niacin…which i found out can cause a warm flush through your body for a few minutes, first time i felt it, it spooked me too, but i knew what it was from. so i started cutting them in half to 250 mgs a day and had less occasion of the warm flushes. it really worked very good. “occasionally” i still get the ringing and it really sounds loud now after not hearing it for a long period of time in between. then my chiropractor told me to take B-complex instead. it has niacin in it, but no warm flushing…so I switched. I have even less occasions of ringing now. this vitamin daily dose has saved me. i hope it helps you too! for your own good, give B-complex a try.
its not an expensive vitamin either. and its good for the nervous system. i take the one with Vitamin C in it. i hope this helped. good luck! 🙂

 

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Has somebody positive experience in tinnitus treatment?

I am interested in any experience in successful tinnitus treatment when I have that for an year already. Thanks

It is estimated that around 80% of patients referred to tinnitus clinics can be helped simply by relevant examination and reassurance

For those needing more treatment the approach varies among professionals and countries but is usually multidisciplinary. There is no cure for tinnitus in the common sense of the word–no drug has been proved effective in attenuating not to say abolishing tinnitus for an appreciable proportion of patients. Antidepressants or nocturnal sedatives may deal with the effects of tinnitus for highly emotional patients for a short period while the underlying psychological disturbance is being treated.

With a few exceptions, surgery specifically aimed at eliminating tinnitus is obsolete.

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Tinnitus cure remedies?

I want to help a close friend who is looking for proven tinnitus cure. Remedies or treatments that have been tried by other sufferers and worked for them. Can somebody pls help?

I don’t know about a proven tinnitus cure, but I do know of someone who has had excellent results using tinnitus remedies from t-gone.com

She ended up taking the remedies for about 4 months and I know for a fact she is sleeping much better now days and is far less stressed, so the remedy for tinnitus she took really helped her.

 

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Any Ideas On Tinnitus? Remedies or Treatments?

Okay, I’ve done some research and have asked a few people but I want to know if you guys have any advice on this.

Do you know of any ways to keep tinnitus in check?

So far, I know if you drink alcohol, it doesn’t bother you, valium is the same, and I smoke weed.
I have also heard Dramamine works.
So any other ideas?
Please help.

By the way, I’ve asked a doctor friend of mine and he said that mairijuana does help by calming your nerves.
So all you anti-marijuana people, I have a doctor telling me its okay so stop saying it is not.
You do not have a diploma from a recognized medical school.
There is no actual proven fact that marijuana smoke is addictive.
Plus, it is legal for medicinal purposes in many states. So it is not illegal.

You need to find out why you have the tinnitus. You could have a benign tumor in your inner ear canal, it’s called an accoustic neuroma. It can become very bothersome because the ringing get’s so loud and eventually your face starts to feel numb. You just need to have an MRI of your brain. Make sure they order it as a Brain IAC (which means internal auditory canal) so it includes pictures of the area in questions. Don’t go to an open MRI because the picture quality won’t be clear enough to detect these abnormalities.
As for the pot, well, I’m sure it does help, I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but still, you need to get to the answer of why you have the problem in the first place. Good luck.

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Are there any home remedies that can help or ease my dads tinnitus?

His tinnitus has recently become worse and he has also suddenly lost the majority of his hearing in one ear. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

There is no home remedy or “natural” or “alternative” or “complimentary” medicine that will help. I have severe tinnitus and resultant hearing deficit. If there were any such alternative, you can bet your butt I’d be using it! He needs to go to an MD for a proper medical evaluation and then, most likely, on to an audiologist to determine whether any assistive device (hearing aid) will help.

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