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Agreed. If I tale Aspirin for a headache, I'll have it. That's the only time I get it, and I spent 40 years in the concert sound business, around high SPL a lot.
My hearing is still good.
look up my ramblings on central with tweaker, he's got some herbs to recommend for stress/tension.
I've been also having low frequency pulsating hums too. I am certain it is some kind of electrical activity going on in the ground I am hearing.
I don't think what I have is tinnitus. I think that is a high pitched sound in the ears.
For the past several years I have had an off and on condition where I can hear myself breathing in my left ear only. It totally screws with listening to music obviously or even understanding a conversation. My doctor has looked at my ear and says it looks totally normal.
It may or may not be a patulous Eustachian tube on the left side.
Now I need to read up on what can do about it.
I may not have had tinnitus but a kind of ringing in my ears - I tend to get it if I have too much diet soda and caffeine. Diet Soda was actually giving me electric shocks in the left side of my head almost knocking me to the ground. Yes I drank a lot of it.
So I stopped that completely 2 years ago and have never had a recurrence. I went to regular sugar soda instead - and over the past year I have lost 35lbs. Cut my coffee to one one in the mornings and none on weekends. I also now make sure I drink at least 2 full pitchers of water everyday. Especially a glass of water before bed and as soon as I wake up.
Your experience may have nothing to do with diet but perhaps some of this is internal related. Having a low dose aspirin thins the blood - I have found this (now and then) helps a lot of things for me.
If you are a soda drinker try and get the soda with sugar not High Fructose corn syrup. Probably reducing salt is a good plan too.
My tinnitusis intermittent, so it is unpredictable, along with being annoying.
There doesn't seem to be a one size fits all method of releif, so unless you're willing to experiment, you may be better off employing relaxation/ stress techniques to help ride it out.
Give it a week or so, then consider the ENT.
Rather than a high pitch, I got a low rumble sound like some kind of motor. Annoyed the shit outta me. But it turned out to be related to chronic sinus problems.
I was prescribed Nasonex, which I used for over a year, stopped for 6 months then had to go back to it for another 6 months when that rumble started again. Now I just use AYR Sinus/Allergy spray every night - its just a saline solution. Guess overall I was hearing the rumble inconsistently for over a year. Very rarely have a problem now, and if I do it recedes quickly.
I presume you've been to an ENT.
Most of the time tinnitus is caused by the digastric muscle pulling down on the inner ear mechanism. Getting therapy from an AIS (Active Isolated Stretching) therapist should relieve it easily. Look at Stretching USA website for a list of AIS therapists in your area. This is what I do for a living. I am in the Milwaukee area if I can be of service. Don't put up this condition.
So I guess that is the problem, in reverse. Since I am making it happen!
The brain replaces lost frequencies and even cutting auditory nerve doesn't stop the noise. Awful. Unfortunately I have to wear ear protection 8 hours a day and it's like locked in a quiet room with piccolo player all day.
I looked up digrastic muscle and stumbled across a blurb about the Masseter muscle and its pressure points, especially the uppermost area inside the cheek, closest to the ear.
After a few minutes of thumb in mouth, massaging and applying pressure to the Masseter, I'm hearing absolute silence for the first time in 30 days.
I still feel the need to keep it real here: there's no cure for Tinnitus, so it could be just a placebo effect. We'll see. There's no doubt that I clench my jaw most of the day, due to the physical nature of my work, and of course, there's stress. One thing I've noticed over the month is that I could manipulate the squealing sound by moving my jaw. I thought that was odd for a condition that is supposed to originate in the brain.
But thank you! I'll take the placebo effect anyday. Will let you know if lasting.
Not a god. Just sound therapy technique. Remove the cause remove the effect. Really glad it helped.
a little of it came back overnight, but still dramatic improvement. I've been told I grind my teeth at night occasionally.
Will continue doing everything possible to stretch and relax clenching muscles of the jaw.
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