Mindfulness for Tinnitus Relief

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Carol, May 6, 2014.

    1. Mister Muso
      Busy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      @GlennS

      I agree there's no magic formula and it may not work for everybody.

      I like birds and creek sounds, as long as my tinnitus isn't in somatic mode and staying louder than everything else. It's been a pretty steady loud ringing for the past week though. What I try and do is to have my masking sounds just below the level of my tinnitus, to give me something else to focus on. When I focus on the masking sounds I've actually noticed my tinnitus reducing in sounds within a few seconds.

      However you have to catch it early enough in the day. I started this post in a silent room at 10.30pm my time, with my tinnitus pretty much at its loudest of the day - I'd say 7 out of 10. (I have had it at 8 or 9 in the past.) , When starting to focus my mind on my typing, I cared a little less about the ringing. But typing the word "tinnitus" made me decide to put my cricket sounds on!
       
    2. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      SE Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      Yes brother... we have been “ struck”.

      You are smart and your heart is good... I have faith you will find balance and courage and strength to make peace with this awful affliction. At least... I hope we both can... it’s rough on the brain and soul.
      Wishing you peace and strength on your journey
       
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    3. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      SE Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      Hello Emma,

      I will join you on your mission, if you want. My name is Daniel.

      I have a few questions about what to do e.g. can I lie down on my back or should I be seated?

      Regardless, I will wait for your reply.

      Me... Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

      So yeah, if you want a partner, I am volunteering.
      Hope to hear from you soon, take care.
       
    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      temporarily banished from this plane of existence.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      If you're into this sort of thing there are various meditation groups which meet on Skype or similar to do group sitting remotely without having to drive to a monastery or whatever. I am part of such a group that meets four days a week, though this is very new and I haven't actually sat with them yet because obnoxious life things keep coming in the way.
       
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    5. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      SE Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      I am interested in bettering myself and managing my condition by being proactive. I am a complete beginner and believe this approach is critical and will be beneficial to me in many ways... I am a bit scared, strange I know, but I am committing to this...

      Emma is cool, and has given me some good advice. I will eventually join you, but Laos is 12 hours different in time, so coordinating things might be a challenge, and I am a spaz.
      I will keep you posted on this journey, this is just the beginning.

      Take care friend... thanks for invite, it means a lot. Big hug.
       
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