Patient Comments: Tinnitus - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your tinnitus?

Published: August 26

I had Bells Palsy many years ago that affected left side of my face. It went away with medication in about 2 months. Now, I have developed Tinnitus in my left ear about a month ago. The high pitched noise is now chronic. Wondering if Bells Palsy and Tinnitus are any way connected be it so many years apart?

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Comment from: Iva, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I've had tinnitus for many years, but when it got so bad that I could not hear normal speech I went to my doctor and I got several shots of vitamin B12 and it worked!

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Comment from: jay, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 05

I have had constant tinnitus for the last six months and will for life based on what others who get it say. It is always there: High pitched, sometimes low, shifting from mostly my left ear and sometimes the right. I have noticed soft music, white noise or driving with the car windows down can trick your brain for a few moments where you sort of forget the buzzing, but then your mind picks it up again. I avoid caffeine; it aggravates my tinnitus.

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Published: July 31

My tinnitus started when I was around 30. I am now 57 and the noise in my ears is sometimes unbearable. I experience many of the sounds mentioned in this website. I blame it on my "Rock & Roll" days. I was in a band and the guitar and drums would literally drown me out most performances. Anyway, I find that "not thinking about it" is the best cure right now. I have learned to live with my demon. One thing though, I do agree that the jaw is related to this condition as when I do a pronounced yawn, the sound gets softer. I should stop writing as this because it is making me think about my "condition".

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Published: July 29

The low dose of Klonopin that I take daily helps with the tinnitus. A friend of mine takes Valium for his tinnitus. These medications help, but do not cure the disease. I make it a habit to ignore the condition as dwelling on it gives the disease mastery over you.

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Published: June 30

I was diagnosed with tinnitus four years ago. The Locust sound I hear is very loud, and it's hard to baffle it out. The only time I get a little relief is when I take my sinus medication.

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Published: June 30

I worked 20 years at Telstra with a headset. We would get idiots ringing in doing things like blowing a whistle or screaming down the phone plus the screeches as they were called technical faults. I am sure this is what caused the tinnitus as I am getting older now, 62. I feel I'm going crazy with it. At night I have to sleep with the radio or TV on otherwise I would get no sleep at all. I have visited many specialists and have been told there is no cure. I have had hearing aids fitted recently. The doctor said it might help, but as of yet, it hasn't.

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