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Discussion in 'Dr. Stephen Nagler (Archived Answers)' started by Totally Deaf, Apr 24, 2014.

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    1. Totally Deaf
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      Totally Deaf Member

      Location:
      Itchy Coo Park
      Tinnitus Since:
      1957
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Many many Operations including brain surgery twice
      How can you help Totally Deaf person with nothing in ears whatever only skin taken from tummy used as skin graft in inner to ear canal top. And I have had Tinnitus since age 5/6 yrs old it used to be marching. But now different from both sides as I believe Tinnitus is from the brain.
      Hail
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Hi @Totally Deaf -

      If you are a candidate for a cochlear implant, then that would be my first option - since in a considerable percentage of CI patients with tinnitus, the tinnitus gets quieter (and in some cases disappears completely) when the implant is activated.

      Unless I am misinterpreting what you have written above, however, it appears that you are not a CI candidate. Under such circumstances, if your tinnitus is bothersome, I would look seriously at CBT and/or MBTSR. Why don't you run your question by Dr. Jennifer Gans to get her thoughts on it??!!

      Best regards -

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       

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