Newbie, Seeking Help and Support for My Mom

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    1. Calf00
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      Calf00 Member

      Location:
      The Black Country, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Hi everyone

      So pleased to have found your site. I came across it when researching Thomas Coleman's 'The Tinnitus Miracle' .... say no more ........ thanks to your site I won't be buying this e-book!

      I'm trying to help my Mom, she is 87 and has been troubled by Tinnitus for the last four years or so. She suffers with considerable dizziness and repeated music/songs playing in her head (rather than 'white noise' or ringing etcetera) the music tends to be the same few songs - 'Abide with Me' and similar. She's been seen by her GP and has also been seen by a very good ENT consultant and they both say she has Tinnitus and basically she has to live with it.

      I hadn't come across the music/dizziness symptoms of Tinnitus before and just wondered how you might advise me to best help my Mom please? I've seen lots of devices on the internet and am at a bit of a loss as to where to start. My mom's GP has prescribed Prochlorperazine (Stemetil) for her saying she has Vertigo but could the 'Vertigo' be part of the Tinnitus please?

      Thanks for being here and I hope to hear back from you, thanks v much,
       
    2. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Whenever certain conditions manifest themselves, there is a standard battery of tests that should be considered.

      You can find an exhaustive list of such tests below.

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    3. Calf00
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      Calf00 Member

      Location:
      The Black Country, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Hi, thanks for your v quick reply. Certainly nothing like the investigations suggested in your chart were discussed or carried out! Due to my Mom's age I very much got the impression that no further action would be taken. We did see the ENT consultant privately and not through the English National Health System but that didn't seem to make any difference,
       
    4. billie48
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      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      I have read some where that people do hear musical tunes. In a former forum years ago, I actually had learned from a fellow member (via PM) that he could hear multi tunes. He said he knew of a lady whose T repeats her national anthem. Go figure. The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) writes about this phenomenon which they call 'Musical Hallucination'. So your mom is not alone in this. You may want to read this up:

      http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/musical-hallucination
       
    5. Calf00
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      Calf00 Member

      Location:
      The Black Country, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Thank you so much Billie48, that is so v helpful. I'll definately follow it up.
       

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