Roger Taylor of Group Queen Cure His Tinnitus

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    1. carlover
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      carlover Member Benefactor

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      Ill quote this from a helpline worker on the RNID. Forum. Not enough Info really but thought id put it up,Pete


      Queen's Roger Taylor mentally trained himself to beat Tinnitus.
      The 'Radio Ga Ga' drummer has lived a loud life as a member of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet and it had led to him battling a ringing in his ears common among musicians, but after seeing a doctor, he claims he has it under control.
      He told BANG Showbiz: "I have suffered from it, and a lot of people in my generation and in my job suffer from Tinnitus, and with about 80 per cent of people it's possible to get rid of it. It's all to do with a positive mental approach which has this amazing psychosomatic effect."
      "I've managed to beat it and now it only comes on with tiredness or stress. I took a Harley Street doctor's advice. He gave me a two hour lecture on how to approach it mentally, its brilliant, and I try and tell people and they don't believe me but it's absolutely true. It really doesn't bother you, if you look upon it as a friend, and then it goes away itself it's almost as simple as that."
       
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    2. Cher69
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      It's good to read positive news like this thank you for posting Cher x
       
    3. Riikka

      Riikka Member

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      Finland
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      09/2007
      I wish I could look at my T like that. Maybe at some point in the future I will get there too.
       
    4. Lulubug69
      Artistic

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      9/2013
      This is very interesting. I remember reading something like this year's and years ago. They suggested if you had an condition that you could not change, that you look at it like a child and you talk to it so to speak. You say, you are part of me and I accept that you are here, I ask that you please remain dormant and still, and do not cause me discomfort or pain. And then you can acknowledge it periodically, accept that it is there and thank it for any moments you find relief. When you do have moments of your illness popping up or stressing you out, you envision yourself swaddling a crying child in a blanket "quieting" the illness. I have read that people who try this have more and more moments of peace and good days from their illness. I'm wondering if this is a similar thing that they are speaking of? Easier said than done. But certainly encouraging if you can do it and see even the slightest difference.

      In those moments when things are calm or even slightly quieter, I find myself saying thank you...never thought about who I might be speaking to. Perhaps this has stayed with me all these years and I didn't realize. Thank you for the article because now I've got something else to try.
       
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    5. nills
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      acoustic trauma
      the challenge with T is that peace is usually something that is found inside ... so when we can detach from what is considered a `problem` like for instance your house burned down or you lost an arm ... in the inner word all has remained the same and peace prevails, it is like a shift of attentiom from the problem to the source ... but yes, it is our inner world that is the problem, there is no more silence inside .... so here comes to the part where one has to move even beyond inside our outside, silence or noise, emptiness or fulness ... this is the realm of the sages and luminaries ... and when one`s attention goes inside and collapses upon itself so to say ... there is no more subject to even perceive a so called problem ... than who is there to say what is good or bad? this is true freedom from any experience, problem or even life and death.
       
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    6. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

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      :rolleyes::cool:Tell you what lets have a whip round and have a 2 hour group session with this Harley st Doctor.. sort of half serious.

      For anyone outside the UK Harley st is where the Top surgeons and Drs have private rooms.

      I still maintain it depends how loud it is ,sorry.
       
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    7. Amelia
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      Amelia Member

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    8. vickilynn
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      vickilynn Member

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      Interesting....
       
    9. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      2007
      Volume, volume. Wonder how loud his T was.
       
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    10. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      I would agree that volume is a factor. But how much of volume is perception, given it is our brains making the noise, that there is no actual physical "noise?" I don't know the answer but it is something I think about. I am aware that perceived tinnitus volume can be, and is, measured.

      Anyway: Most of what Roger Taylor said, and what Lulubug references, can be found in what is called cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. Its been around for awhile and is used for many different conditions, particularly anxiety-related disorders. It is done with a psychotherapist and can be done in conjunction with meds (you then need a psychiatrist, too) or without. Studies have shown the best results for severe tinnitus comes with using both meds and CBT (particularly if your tinnitus triggers anxiety, as mine did). But up to you.

      CBT helped me more than anything else I have done for my T, hands down. You do need to dedicate yourself to it, however, and work at it as it requires you to completely rewire how you process negative events and crisis. If you are interested, find a good CBT therapist -- preferably one that has worked with tinnitus patients before, although they can be hard to come by.

      BTW: I also tried hypnotherapy, which has helped some T folks. Did nothing for me but that doesn't mean would not work for you. However, be careful: There are a lot of phonies out there who claim to practice hypnotherapy, although it is a legitimate form of psychotherapy when done by a properly trained professional.

      I also can tell you that CBT has changed my life overall in many ways for the good, not just in regards to tinnitus. It forced me to take a hard look at my life, my choices and how I really wanted to live.
       
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    11. matthew heafield
      Dancing

      matthew heafield Member

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      Uttoxeter/UK
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      06/2004
      This is very interesting, the power of the brain is under estimated. I say this because yes im like you guys i have T myself and at times it has been a struggle for me too. But the mind is very powerful in how i believe thoughts can in some way control what the brain is doing.

      When i was at work a few weeks ago i thought to myself as you do...... " i haven't had a headache in months" and then the morning after i had a headache. hmmmmmm.

      As recently i thought to my self again "my T hasn't spiked in a good while" then sure enough shortly after my t spiked.

      I do believe that if you concentrate and welcome T into your life and like Roger Taylor said "Treat it as a friend" I do believe T can be blocked out again like ours brains used to do before we started to hear it. T is present in everyone its just down to whether the brain chooses to hear it or not.
       
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    12. Lulubug69
      Artistic

      Lulubug69 Member

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      9/2013
      I read a story years ago about a woman who was legally blind. She had regained her sight one day. She kept saying I can't believe it. I just can't believe it. Her daughter told her "Mom, this is a gift, you must be Grateful not Doubtful. A few weeks later she was blind again. She said she couldn't believe it. What would the outcome have been if she said thank you, I am so grateful instead? I'd rather take my chances with a thank you and being grateful when things are going well. Mind is a powerful thing.
       
    13. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
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      mid seventies
      Very interesting. I guess would could think of tinnitus as a nice souvenir from concerts we've attended.
       
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    14. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

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      Australia
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      08/2013
      If you got it from a concert ;) Can't really say mine is a memento from the fabulous sinus problems I have ;p
       
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