Tinnitus - Relief Remedies

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What are tinnitus relief remedies?

Some common and easy remedies such as the following may be of benefit to some individuals.

  • Reducing or avoiding caffeine and salt intake, and quitting smoking may help relieve tinnitus symptoms.
  • Some tinnitus patients have been found to have lower zinc levels and may benefit from zinc supplementation.
  • One study showed melatonin may help tinnitus sufferers, particularly those with disturbed sleep due to the tinnitus. However, this is not yet been verified in controlled studies.
  • Ginkgo Biloba has been touted as a natural tinnitus remedy, but controlled studies to date have not shown it to be effective.
  • There are some behavioral and cognitive therapies that have been successful in treating tinnitus. Seeking out a multidisciplinary program at a tinnitus center may improve chances of successful treatment. The types of therapies include tinnitus retraining therapy, masking, and behavioral therapy.
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Comment from: Buzzer, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I have endured tinnitus for almost three years, one ear to begin with, then the other one joined in. Noises vary in different levels, one ear in particular seems to run its own orchestra. I have found that by tapping just above the eyebrow, when the volume increases in said ear, the extra noise stops. Needless to say the tapping is not done in public, for obvious reasons. I find that Radio 4 helps at bedtime, I fall asleep through boredom.

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Comment from: Go-Diva, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

At age 73 I have collected a variety of incurables, tinnitus being the most annoying. My attempts to remove the noises have been many and varied, and my best removers of said noises are, a visit to the sea; apart from the fact that I love the sea it de-stresses me. And the best remedy is to use a Walkman and buy yourself some talking books, you can also borrow them from the libraries. More tablets will probably only cause different side effects that need sorting. I suppose we, should be happy that it is not a terminal illness.

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