What Has Changed Regarding Treating Tinnitus in the Last 10 Years? Worried for my Dad.

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cardigan, Jul 17, 2015.

    1. Cardigan

      Cardigan Member

      Hello everyone. I'm new here & I had no idea a forum like this exists but after some Googling I found this rather wonderful place. I'm here because I'm curious to know what has changed in the world of tinnitus in the last 10 years or so. The reason I ask is because my dad has suffered from tinnitus for quite some time after a surgery to remove excessive amounts of earwax. He has something called "mechanical tinnitus" or "mekanisk tinnitus" in Swedish and I know very little about it but I find it very painful to watch when he's in pain or knowing that he's sometimes getting no sleep at all unless he can distract himself because of the nonstop sound. He usually says that he doubts the treatment for tinnitus has changed since he last "treated it" (10 years ago) hence the question, any answer is very appreciated & any tips you can give that I can share to him and so on would be very kind.

      Best regards, a worried 19 year old son from Sweden.
    2. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      So far nothing has changed, there's still no way to treat the root cause of tinnitus but that might change in the near future, some clinical trials are ongoing as we speak.
    3. Mad maggot

      Mad maggot Member

      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Try going to the success stories forum. There may be things there that could help your dad.
    4. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I believe it was meds and stress
      A cure or some relief without huge side-effects couldnt come sooner.
      In three years the t and H have gotten worse. Thus depression and anxiety as well have gotten worse.
      bless you and your dad, its a pretty special relationship.
    5. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      Please tell me what happened to your dad - i have ear wax that must be removed and i am worried by your post. My ear is completely blocked with wax and apparently water got in behind the wax which is why it now is blocked. Have to go to ENT on Thursday to have it removed - thanks
    6. Martin69

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      There are currently trials with meds like AUT00063 and soon SF0034.
      Also an epilepsy drug called Trobalt seems to give relief (SF0034 is build on top of that with less side effects).
      For the moment, have much empathy and patience with your dad. Severe T is really difficult to live with.
    7. AUTHOR

      Cardigan Member

      Thanks a lot for your kindness everyone. He got it 20 years ago I think. And he had a inflammation of the ear which resulted to them having to suck out air or wax (can't remember which) to fix it but that failed horribly and hence his tinnitus. This is a great forum & I've shared some of the information given here with him & he's very appreciative and is very happy something like this website exists.

      Best regards, Cardigan.

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