What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus comes when our nervous system goes into a state of red-alert. When we are too switched on, too sensitive, too wary, too on the look-out, all our senses become hypersensitive. In this state our hearing is so switched on that it not only picks up noise from the outside world, but also the sounds inside the body.

This is what tinnitus is: being so sensitive that you hear the internal noises as well as the external ones. (JCH p.7)

“Doctors usually seek some measurable symptom, such as a circulatory problem in the ear, and then treat it as the cause of the illness. They prescribe drugs or, in extreme cases, perform surgery. But such methods seldom provide relief. Sudden deafness, dizziness, ringing in the ear and migraines are simply natural (fight or flight) protection reflexes fighting against too many burdens.” –Dr. Hans Greuel

So, if we go with that line of reasoning, then looking for something that is “wrong” in our auditory systems is like a wild goose chase and learning how to relax and respond to the environment in a healthy way is a challenge we can choose to take on.

Footnotes
Dr. med Hans Greuel Die Biomentale Therapie: Ergebnisse eines wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojektes am Beispiel einer Psychoneruroimmunologischen (PNI- Therapie) des Hörstüres, Morbus Meniere, und Tinnitus, ISBN; 3-9801449-4-1.

JULIAN COWAN HILL R.C.S.T., TINNITUS, FROM TYRANT TO FRIEND: How to Let Go of Ringing in Your Ears, p. 7.

2 thoughts on “What is tinnitus?

  1. Lucas

    Hi Danis,

    Just by understanding that Tinnitus wants to tell me something, made me feel so much more relaxed. It’s still there, yes, but it doesn’t seem to bother me anymore. I shake hands with Mr. T now. So thank you (and Julian, of course) bigtime for sharing your life changing information online. It’s been a real relief knowing positive guys like you are out there. Now the process of finding the deeper cause of my Tinnitus is starting. Actually, I’m quite excited.

    Cheers,
    Lucas




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