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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My DH suffers terribly from Tinnitus!!! Is there anyone out there who knows of any medication or treatment that has brought relief to those who suffer from this ailment? He would be eternally grateful for any help available.
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    Patti -

    My DH suffers from it so badly that it wakes him up at night and he can't sleep and at times he can't hear the TV or someone talk. He has seen someone for the problem. There are hearing aids that will mimic the sound (so to speak) and quiet the noise. They cost $4000.00. My DH is trying to file workmans comp due to his problem was caused from working around large engines when in was a Tuna fisherman.
    I live in the Northwest & the other one I know of is Vitamin B-12 liquid 1 tsp 3 x a day (I think). DH saw or spoke with a Herbalist that suggested it. It does help reduce the sound for him but, not a lot. It might help your DH, I don't know how loud the sound is in his ears. But, it might help.

    I hope this helps you both. I do understand what you both are going through as I have it also but, not so bad.
    1465 days ago
    Patti, please see below. Somehow my comment posted twice so I tried deleting one. Oey!!!
    1465 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2014 2:32:32 AM
    1/19/14: Hi Patti. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, it takes me awhile to get things done & I wanted to get you adequate resources. I have gathered what I could personally & professionally (I'm a RN). I have tinnitus myself which is the result of taking too much aspirin for headaches before I was diagnosed with Migraines. Then in 2006-7 I was given Mobic which is a NSAID for osteoarthritis which made it worse. Initially I had it more severe in my right ear to the point that my neurologist had me get a MRI which ruled out an Acoustic Neuroma, a benign tumor that can cause tinnitus. Presently, I guess I've just 'white-noised' it myself or I've just got used to it. It can be quite annoying especially when it's so loud it disrupts hearing other things or your own thinking. As I said, Aspirin & NSAID"S can cause tinnitus. Does your DH take any other meds? Yes?, then check the side effects. Please keep in mind that most medications have two sets of side effects &/or adverse reactions. First are the major ones to look for & second are those that happen to a lesser extent. While both side effects & adverse reaction are not wanted the difference is that side effects are things like nausea or an itchy nose when taking a narcotic med, they are annoying only. An adverse reaction is more severe & can be life-threating, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the tongue, a rash, etc. Thus, stop the med, call your MD, &/or go to the ER of your local hospital. Remember to bring the med with you.

    My first suggestion is which is a plethora of easy to understand medical information. I have used it many times as my initial go to source over the websites for medical professionals. The address for there is: '
    nitus'. (I think you may need to cut & paste the address. I don't know how to do it so you can just click on it).

    The other 2 sites I found are:

    American Tinnitus Association
    522 S.W. Fifth Avenue
    Suite 825, Portland, OR 97207
    United States
    Tel: (503)248-9985;
    Fax: (503)248-0024;
    Tel: (800)634-8978

    American Academy of Audiology
    11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
    Reston, VA 20190
    Tel: (703)790-8466;
    Fax: (703)790-8631;
    Tel: (800)222-2336

    Have you talked with your MD? Ask about getting a consult with a neurologist & see what your MD thinks. I didn't realize that this was going to be so long. Wishfully you will find a solution to rid the tinnitus from your DH. Please let me know how you make out (I don't think you'll mind doing so & I'd appreciate it, maybe it will work for me too.) Good luck! Take good care & be well. Marge emoticon

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    Comment edited on: 1/19/2014 2:40:25 AM
    Hope your DH gets some relief from all these great suggestions...

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    1468 days ago
    I was about to suggest white noise too.
    The British Tinitus Association should have some helpful info- here's the link to their website.


    good luck emoticon
    1468 days ago
    I have the same problem which started for me back in junior high. It's the most annoying when it's quiet around me. I hope he finds some peace soon. Sorry, I don't have any answers for you since I've been wanting a solution for it too. It looks like many people have some possible solutions for your husband that I will also check out. Thanks for sharing.
    1468 days ago
  • FLAME42
    Thought I would mention that Dan said his slight ringing was helped by his visits to the chiropractor. Don't know if his was a bad as Ken's but it might be worth a try. We will talk later.

    1469 days ago
    1469 days ago
    My husband has the same challenge, he has found some relief by using a white noise machine during the night. Unless his bp is elevated and making the hum worse that usually works. When his bp is up its hard to tell if his restlessness and inability to sleep is from increased hum of tinnititus or the blood pressure. emoticon

    the machine was pretty inexpensive, I think I found it on amazon.
    1469 days ago
    Hi Patti, emoticon

    I found this link for you and I hope it helps you find answers to all your questions.

    What I strongly recommend is... Does your hubby believe in God? If so, he can say "tinnitus be gone in Jesus name!" He just need to BELIEVE and SPEAK it over and over again to be healed. Just like I believe and speak it and my anxiety attacks are gone!

    Take care & have another blessed day! emoticon


    1469 days ago
    White noise helps me @ night. That's my biggest problem time.
    1469 days ago
    I have some friends that are very much into essential oils. (doTerra) They have said that basil and frankincense oils are helpful. This is what you would do: A drop each of Frankincense and Basil and apply to the back of the ear and run down the jaw line to the chin on each ear. Repeat starting at top of ear and run down front of ear and jaw line. Repeat every 1 - 4 hours till ringing subsides. I do not sell it, nor make any money of any kind from it, this is just a suggestion. You might not be interested, but it apparently has helped others.
    1469 days ago
    Wish I could help, but the suggestions of others seem pretty good...
    1469 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Check out the Cleveland Clinic. Maybe Web MD. Look it up in the Internet. I hope That You find the answers that You are Looking For. God Blessings to You and Family Always!!!
    1469 days ago
    I find that relaxation music played quite in the back ground helps me to sleep Other noise to mix in with noise in your head Like the kind that has birds or water sounds in it with soft music
    1469 days ago
    I have it too, so will check out the suggestion above and keep an eye on your blog. It's a real nuisance.
    1469 days ago
    Go to the Articles and Video heading at your start page. Find health a-z. click on t and follow down until you find tinnitus. It covers the subject pretty well and may have a solution for you.
    1469 days ago
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