Tips on How to Reduce and "Get Over" Tinnitus Faster

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Tip 1: Go to a hearing aid place. Even if you have a mild loss, getting it corrected can cut T down, especially if you have them amplify it a little above normal. Ask them to give you "-10dB hearing" and tell them you have T. Tell them you need a little extra amplification to cut T down. Make sure the hearing aids cannot amplify above a safe levels. If they don't work for you, you usually have between 30 to 90 days to return them.

      Tip 2: If, you still have a hard time getting over T, you can get on supplements or medicine to help your brain habituate faster. If it is mild and you have you have mood fluctuations about it, maybe you can try fish oil. If it increases T, discontinue. If anxiety is the issue, maybe a little Valerian root might help (Just don't take it every day, and only in moderation). If you don't want to try supplements or they don't work, you can go to the doctor and ask him about a mood stabilizer with anti-depressant effects such as Lamictal or anti-depressants. Only take the minimum amount required to help you deal with your T. If you can go 6 or 7 days and feel good, you know that you can do it in the future. If the T starts bothering you now and then, you should be able to ignore it faster and just tell yourself, you will be okay after a while.

      Tip 3: Prayer and enjoy helping others. Think about good things. Easier said than done right now, but once you get your feet back on the ground it will be easier to do.
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      [citations needed]
       
    3. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      And if your T is over 14 kHz range with no hearing loss up to 12 kHz and you have hyperacusis?
       
    4. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      My hearings normal except for a 30db dip at 4khz. Have been told a hearing aid will not benefit me.
       
    5. Dubbyaman
      Angry

      Dubbyaman Member

      Location:
      Northern Indiana
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive loud noise
      enough of all this dancing around the problem crap...cure it.
       
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    6. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Almost forgot.

      Tip 4: Exercise and go outside and do some hard work. Being outside will hopefully lessen the noticability of tinnitus and sometimes this hard work and exercise can make you feel better due to endorphins. If exercise icreases your T, it should only be temporary, and after some weeks of doing this, you should feel better more often.

      Tip 5: If your T is really bad at night, consider setting up a tent somewhere around woods. The crickets and insects at night can sometimes blend in with the T.
       
    7. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      If you have a tonal frequency, find out which frequency it is and have the hearing aid specialist amplify the hearing aid a little more at that frequency.
       
    8. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Did you read what i said?
       
    9. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      Antidepressants are a possible cause of my T. I took them for 8 years and developed T after 2 years with no acoustic "trauma" other than normal headphone use at normal volume.

      It seems like psychoactive drugs are a huge contender for top causes of T other than hearing loss. A LOT of people on this forum (and others) have gotten persistent unexplained T from drugs like Xanax.
       
    10. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Yeah I did but I wanted to know what tone your T is at...is it where the dip is?
       
    11. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      It really depends a lot on the cause of your T but if it's pure acoustic trauma I would stay away from hearing aids . Unless you have severe hearing loss that make you incapable of hearing to work .

      Hearing aids just amplifies the sound to an already sound damaged inner ear - that's the last thing you want your ears will never heal if you keep shoving loud sound into it.

      Also you need to protect your ears from everyday loud noise how can you do that wiht hearing aids ?


      And as for tinnitus - sure the brain gets to hear the lost frequencies a lot better so T is getting low but as soon as you remove the aids T is back up in fact the brain never forgets about those diminished frequencies so that's not a long term solution at all.

      Id rather have my brain give up and forget how was hearing before the trauma.
       
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    12. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I'm not sure about some of your tips but I like this one a lot, haha. I wish this was an option for me. :D
       
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    13. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Not really ideal if you work in a city is it? I laughed out loud a that sugestion. Maybe if i was a millionaire and didn't have to work, sure i would consider doing that!
       
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    14. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
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    15. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Haha, exactly. Maybe when I'm retired, haha... (That's a joke, I'll have been cured, habituated, or have blown my own brains out long before then, in descending order of preference. :D)
       

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