Showering Solution in Alleviating Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Robb, Jan 12, 2014.

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    1. Robb
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      Hi All,

      Just today before going to sleep I took an extra long shower.
      This resulted in my strange T sound to lower in intensity even minutes after now I write this.

      Possibly this happens because water on your head helps to influence the hyperactive neurons in your head do I have the idea.

      How do we explain this decline in T sound?
       
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    2. Sherri786
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      Or shower gets the circulation going ?
       
    3. gary
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      Agree with Sherri, showering may have helped. Warm water will help your blood circulate. I am a diabetic, I some times have a hard time getting a blood sample when test my sugar level, a nurse told me to run warm water over my finger first. I tried it and it works very well. I tried very hot showers but it did not help for me, but that is not to say the same for you. Ler us know how it works out...
       
    4. gary
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      Sherri, very cool avatar!
       
    5. Sherri786
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    6. Sherri786
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      I take very very long and hot showers every morning.....keeps the darn t very low for at least 2/3 hours.
       
    7. James
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      Karen mentioned that to someone in here that was having a very difficult Tinnitus day.
      She said, take a shower. I thought that was some Great advice.

      If masking works at all, a "real" shower sound seems to help me. It seems to mask the T for a few minutes. A short break from the constant T, weather you think it masks or not. Water sounds, sometimes it may not work so much, I'd like to think it does, and take a hot long shower. Also what Sherri said. It just feels good.
       
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    8. gary
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      That's interesting, you too! I am going to try one of those hot packs while I am laying down, usually I am not in the shower all that long....
       
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    9. dan
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      Hey Robb, back to your question - YES, you are 100% correct. This is called residual inhibition.
      The neurons in the brain calm down after receiving some input that was lost, due to the shower sound being a very broad band noise containing many frequencies, some of which match the ones you need a little boost. Bye!
       
    10. Robb
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      Hi Dan, thanks for confirming this
       
    11. Miss lavender

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      I find that when I have an extra long hot shower, my tinnitus is fairly low all day.
       
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    12. Sherri786
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      I don't think it's due to the shower sound, it's more due to the circulation starting up
      Just in my humble opinion ofcourse.
       
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    13. My T Sucks

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      A shower will bring me relief. even if its short lived, its still sooo nice :headphone::headphone:
       
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    14. Golly
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      I have been making use of the shower effect for a couple of years now. It doesn't always work, but when it does, I enjoy complete silence, often for the entire day. I think it's residual inhibition. That is, I believe the driving component is the sound and volume of the shower and not the warmth/massage. Weirdly, however, I have never been able to achieve the same effect with noise directly from a headset.

      -Golly
       
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