A Very Good Technique to Try

Discussion in 'Support' started by wizman, Feb 2, 2015.

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    1. wizman

      wizman Member

      Location:
      Paris (france)
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/1987
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      fireworks
      Tinnitus is perceived as a parasite sound in your normal sounds.

      So hère something you should try :
      - put earplugs for 2 hours
      T Will be à normal ambient sound.

      - put earplugs With a little hole for 2 hours: tinnitus Will be your normal sound and ambient sounds Would be your parasite sound. Then your brain Will focus and magnifie thèses "foreign sounds".

      - put earplugs With a bigger hole : etc...

      With this process you Will finally reverse your tinnitus.
       
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    2. Michael Murray
      Conehead

      Michael Murray Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Has anyone validated this? I don't see how this will work. IMHO;)
       
    3. wizman

      wizman Member

      Location:
      Paris (france)
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/1987
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      fireworks
      Not à technique to validate but a simple technique worth trying.
       
    4. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      This is a similar technique to what my CBT practitioner did to face his own T. He would use an ear plug for an hour or so and go about his day. This forced him to listen to, be aware of, but not fear his T ultimately helping him habituate. Definitely worth a try.

      @wizman did you perform this technique and if so for how long? Do you have any other details?
       
    5. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Interesting read. Well worth a try I'd say .nothing ventured as they say .Going to get my plugs out ,be great if it works .
       
    6. wizman

      wizman Member

      Location:
      Paris (france)
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/1987
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      fireworks
      I have not tried it yet but my uncle has always used this for years. Hé had T for years.
      And it worked pretty well for him.
      Every three weeks he had to repeat thé process.
       
    7. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      Can you try and explain it is little better.
       
    8. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Well...my friend got rid of his 2 year T . He used earplugs religiously.
       
    9. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      That is amazing - your friend got rid of T after having it for 2 years! Thought it was impossible to go once it was chronic like that! Please can you explain more?
      Thanks
       
    10. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Nothing to explain really , I asked him what he did , and he said that he wore earplugs when he drove a car , when he slept , pretty much all the time when in any kind of noise.
       
    11. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      So even in sleep he wore plugs......which goes against the idea that one should be exposed to sound all the time to stop the T getting louder by being focussed on.......just gets too confusing...so Razah as he got rid of it after two years wearing plugs 24/7......are you trying that then too? thanks
       
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    12. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      no, not trying that . It seems that people have tried almost anything except closing their ears to "make them heal".
      No idea if it works that way though :)
       
    13. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Well i don't think it would have worked for all of us. His friend is a lucky one that's all.

      I say that to avoid anybody toughts like "i should have done that" that make the person having regrets.
       
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    14. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      Anything is worth a try. I'll do almost anything if it brings me some relief.
       
    15. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      1. At what point did your friend start wearing earplugs (beginning, middle, end of the two years)?

      2. Was two years the total duration of the T?

      Thanks!
       
    16. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I think a few months in , and yes he said he suffered for 2 almost 3 years.
       
    17. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Noise induced?
       
    18. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yes, definitely ...heavy metal live sound engineer.
       
    19. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Who knows, maybe the "hairs" need time to heal..or completely die off , as good a guess as any ?
       
    20. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Did he have hyperacusis, or develop sound sensitivity from all the earplug use?
       
    21. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      nope...I have hears that is a risk but is it anything more than a myth , can anyone verify that ?
       
    22. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      I've seen a few comments on the Web from people who claim their T went away after long-term earplug use, giving everything a complete chance to rest and do any possible repair.
       
    23. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Since your friend quieted the T, has he been exposing himself to sound again?
       
    24. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yeah , sure but he stopped his live sound engineer carreer.
       
    25. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Always good to hear of an intelligent and graceful exit.
       
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    26. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      hehe, yeah, he is a happy software engineer now :)
       
    27. markoana

      markoana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2.2013
      Self healing of hear cells 3 years after onset? Seems that is impossible :S
       
    28. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Yet, we can't say for sure exactly what was healed or what changes took place.
       
    29. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Nothing is impossible. That is one of the bright sides of this affliction...we are clueless, therefore, anything is possible.
       
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    30. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I did this for over 20 years. It works.
      When my T got bad, in went the cotton. I heard the T big time, but when I got "used" to it, I'd go to a smaller piece of cotton. It was a 3 step process. For me, It was the only thing that worked, until I discovered my present remedy.
       
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