Cure Tinnitus Show #13

Show aired: 2PM GMT October 19th 2009

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Discussion included: Dainis, during your own recovery, did you have periods of time when your tinnitus “flared” for a few days? I thought mine was under control and them BAM. I figure it has to do with some stress and perhaps fall allergies, but it’s a real bummer handling it. I am trying to ignore it and follow Julian’s advice not to dwell on it, but when it comes back it’s so depressing…

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Dainis, during your own recovery, did you have periods of time when your tinnitus “flared” for a few days?  I thought mine was under control and them BAM. I figure it has to do with some stress and perhaps fall allergies, but it’s a real bummer handling it.  I am trying to ignore it and follow Julian’s advice not to dwell on it, but when it comes back it’s so depressing.

—D’s response: Well, I learned “BioMental Training” from Dr. Hans Greuel in Germany. So, basically, I never really had “flares” until I heard about them. If the tinnitus ever bothered me, I just did my self-hypnosis techniques (BioMental Training), and when I discovered that I could reduce my tinnitus significantly (often to near nothing) every time, I just stopped worrying about it. I do not consider myself 100% “cured,” in that I do not “hear total silence” when I listen in to my tinnitus. I am far enough along to say that I’ve entered into two types of nice “spaces.” 1) Living my life such that tinnitus is not in my consciousness, whether it would be there if I were to check or not 2) Looking back at particularly peaceful moments, when I have totally forgotten about whether I could check for tinnitus or not, I suspect that it would not have been there, or I really would have needed to “try hard” to hear it.

What are some ways to handle the feeling of “defeat” when your tinnitus has been relatively quiescent and suddenly you become aware of it again, perhaps loudly and you can’t quite pinpoint why.  Coping mechanisms?