From the article: Ringing in the Ears - Tinnitus - Ear Noise
Share Post: Do you suffer from ear noise (ringing, hissing, or crackling) associated with tinnitus? What have you found that helps ease the distraction and discomfort from ringing in the ears? Can you offer any relief suggestions or coping strategies? Share A Tip
Ring in the ear
- I'm 13. When i got sick I stated to hear a ring in one of my ears. So one day I popped my ear drum by blowing my nose too hard and the ring stop. So now I keep doing that so i don't hear it. I still hear but I don't hear the ring. I hope they find a cure for this.
- —Guest esteban benavides the 3
- Tinnitus is phantom sounds so ask doctor about simple retraining therapy.
- —Guest Ree Carr
Some things that helped
- Had some tinitus in the 90s along with gall bladder problems. Got off wheat, caffeine and did several gall bladder flushes (lemon juice and olive oil, etc.) After 3 months, I beat the gall bladder problem and helped the tinnitus. Until 2005 when BOOM cars became popular. I'm back on the no wheat but it doesn't help. May have to get off the caffeine etc, and probably move. Meanwhile, I distract myself in the daytime and meditate or take a little helper (IB usually) to sleep if I have not worked out enough to collapse. Tougher noise enforcement helped, of course, but how do we stop all the construction, vehicle, etc, etc noises that are causing this in the first place? 60 million people have this problem!!!
- —Guest Fogey
Not so bad
- I have this noise for over four years didn't think much of it till I started to read about it, IT HELPS TO SLEEP WITH TV ON, I leave it on timer but if it's a bad day I take a sleeping pill. Not the best thing, but it helps.
- —Guest cristina
Worse when driving
- I got ringing of the ears 15 years ago after finding out my husband 58, years, died in the airport of a heart attack. I think the shock did that, it doesn't go away. When I drive it gets worst, also I live high up, at 2,500 it gets worst.
- —Guest norma
- I'm 19 years old and i got it from no where! I don't know how did I got it, I don't listen to loud music or noises, it just came for no reason. For one month now with this tinnitus it's really killing me and I hate that I will live with it for the rest of my life! I'd rather to be a homeless and poor than this little cancer :'( I hope they will find a cure.
- —Guest Saif
- Hi Ya All: I have had Tinnitus/Hyperacusis and Misophonia (that's another story) for over 15 years. It all started after I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin for a blood infection it wasn't until a couple of years ago an ENT told me the drug is classified as an Ototoxin "When a medication damages the inner ear — the part of the ear responsible for receiving/sending sounds and controlling balance — it's called ototoxicity or "ear poisoning." Just wondering if anyone else has taken these class of drugs over the years? Could be the root cause. A good web-site is simplynoise.com "SimplyNoise is the best free color noise generator on the Internet". I love the brown noise. To all my fellow sufferers - my thoughts are with you.
- —Guest coatbridge
Stop Thinking About It
- I had Tinnitus for over 17 years and I am fine with it. I have no problem dealing with the noise. Even before I knew about it I had already learned to accept. Some times it gets very loud but still it does not bother me. If there a cure on the way that is good new otherwise, I would not spend time thinking about it.
- —Guest Teshome Abrahim
Simile and Metaphor
- I recently purchased a sound level meter, and took measurements of the loudest things in and around my apartment. I now have the means to measure exactly how much noise is necessary to mask this ringing in my ears. Lately, the amount of masking noise has been 85~95 dB. Understandably, I don't actually mask the ringing, because listening to sounds at those levels for a while will only further damage my ears. In any case, now, when describing this to my friends, I can say I live life as were an alarm clock blaring three feet away at all hours of every day, or that silence is for me the constant revving of a motorcycle in the middle of my living room, or that my pillow is an especially soft, giant whistle, incessantly blowing as I lay down to rest. When I can't not think about it, I switch to thinking only of it, until I am naturally distracted by something meaningful, something that ADHD for once is helpful for. But that's all I can do. I, too, miss the sound of silence.
- —Guest Metaphoric
- I cope with the ringing by using my ipod. I put my ipod on in between channels so I hear white noise. Put my earphones on and it over powers the ringing. I'd rather hear static than ringing.
- —Guest Bernadette
Tinnitus Obstructs My Hearing
- Thought I was starting to lose my hearing until I started reading everyone's post. I really do not know how long I have had my tinnitus but it has been getting louder lately. I am 90 percent deaf in my right ear and for a while I honestly thought the loud noises inside of our Saints games were the cause of it. I have not really had any issues with dealing with it but it does make it even harder for me to hear then before. I have always had the mentality of just dealing with everything without complaints that I really had not given it any concern until recently. I know it was not a sign of a hearing issue because I still heard it if I covered my ears up and to be honest since I am so deaf in one ear I am happy to hear out of the other even if it does come with background noise. Keep your heads up everyone, things could be worse.
- i first felt this buzzing sound 5yrs. ago. I had vertigo and doctor prescribed medication but it's just gone for awhile. But then last year I got into very depressed situation when we had the Sandy storm and I felt this sound every night and drives me crazy and don't know what to do, so I search on internet about this and as I was reading all of the similar stories like I'm experiencing right now with the tinnitus, I came across to one person who've shared this site and I read & tried it and worked as a temporary relief.. and so I'm just sharing it over again maybe it'll work for you too! Here's the site : health.learninginfo.org/tinnitus.htm
- —Guest Cathy
The cost of my hearing was $70
- I went indoor skydiving for $70. The short time I was in there has ruined my life forever as I've suffered massive damage to my hearing. Everything is distorted and the constant ring in my head is enough to make me wanna go real sky diving and not pull the shoot. I hate hearing myself talk and others cause now everyone sounds like they're on helium. I'm in a constant bad mood haze now and have no positivity left for nothing. 70 bucks for a lifetime of misery...I cant believe I was so stupid.
- —Guest Jay
Night Time Remedy
- Vodka and water 4 to 6 tots, bromazepam and zopiclone at night, Drink a lot of water. Cut salt and fat.
- —Guest porries
- My tinnitus started when I was 14 after I spent hours watching videos in my iPhone with the earphones on (even though it was in the minimum volume). I don't really know if it has something to do, but everytime I spend a lot of time using cell phone, computer or TV and specially when I don't do any physical activities in that day, it seems to get worse. Sleeping helps, when I get home late from parties for example, when I lay down the ringing is louder. So guys, really, I know it seems more appealing not to sleep, sometimes I spend days sleeping only at 3 p.m... but don't do it, you have to fight it, think about good things when you're in bed (that's really important, for people get depressed because of this ringing, I have already, and positive thoughts help you sleep happily and not get depressed). So I wish to you all the best, let's all hope and pray that someday a cure will be found!
- —Guest Carlos Eduardo
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