Hey guys, I have had some serious issues with tinnitus. It's been an ongoing problem for me. Ever since I had this horrible ear infection(I think it was from swimming in the ocean), I've been experiencing loss of sound and hearing impairments in my right ear. Also I have some horrible pains that are frequent throughout the month. One way of solving this problem was to start taking piracetam. A close friend of mine had recommended this to me. The doctor visits and the prescribed anti-bios were not doing the trick for me. I think it had to deal with a permanent side effect from the ear infection I had 3 years ago. So far I have been taking piracetam almost daily for 4 months and I have noticed that my hearing has been gradually improving. It's hard to come across in stores and it is not a prescribed medication. It is usually found online. The site I get it from usually carries piracetam in abundant stock and they are vegetarian caped as well. (yes I am a vegan) I started out taking 6 on the first day, but reduced it down to 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening since results are improving. By the way, I have used TIPA in the past and I plan on using it with piracetam for the overnight effects. I hope this helps out anyone looking for a possible treatment or relief. Source(s): Piracetam alleviates (acute) Tinnitus. Fortschr Med. 1995 June 30;113(18):288-90. Piracetam improves Hearing in persons afflicted with (sudden) Deafness (hearing loss) - in some cases it improves hearing by up to 15 dB. In a prospective randomised clinical study on 39 patients with tinnitus and sudden hearing loss the therapeutic efficacy of piracetam/HAES 6% was compared with that of naftidrofuryl/HAES 6%. The two groups of patients were comparable in terms of demographic and audiological baseline data. The parameters evaluated were hearing improvement and the reduction in intensity of tinnitus. Improvement in hearing was 15 dB (piracetam) versus 18.5 dB (naftidrofuryl). The improvement in tinnitus amounted 27 dB (piracetam) and 19.9 dB (naftidrofuryl). Both differences were not significant. Tolerability was very good in both groups. Piracetam, which improves rheology and has a positive effect on metabolism, would appear of particular interest for the treatment of acute tinnitus.