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Old 21st November 2011, 14:59   #1
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My mom has been suffering from Tinnitus Tinnitus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for the last couple of months. Even after visiting ENT specialists and doing multiple tests, she still hasn't found any relief from the constant ringing noise.

A search in the net revealed that there is no direct cure to Tinnitus. But, the kind of suffering my mom is undergoing is really disturbing me a lot. I've been in touch with a couple of my doctor friends and others who experience this symptom, but have not found a cure yet.

I'm looking at alternatives to english medicine too. If anyone has any info on this, kindly let me know. TIA.

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Check these guys:
IMPCOPS.ORG

I have no commercial affiliation with them. Just eternally grateful to them. As they helped cure my mom of a skin allergy.
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Bblost,

Thanks for the link. Also, I just a got a PM from LibranOf1987 mentioning that his Dad got cured of this problem after trying out Ayurveda.

I'm looking for alternatives like these. Thanks to you both for sharing.
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First, my sympathies. I suffer from a very mild version after a surgery in my right ear, but the problem has largely dissipated with time.

Some hints:

1. Keep water out of the ear. For similar reasons, keep it warm.

2. The problem is further aggravated with spicy food.

3. The direct therapy (not cure) is by playing back a tone of frequency similar to the perceived frequency at a low volume. I used to play back white noise and it worked very, very well, so much so I could sleep at night when the problem was at its worst.
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3. The direct therapy (not cure) is by playing back a tone of frequency similar to the perceived frequency at a low volume. I used to play back white noise and it worked very, very well, so much so I could sleep at night when the problem was at its worst.
Cranky, thanks for the information. Could you let me know more on the above; like what instrument you used, etc. Also, was it prescribed by a Physician?
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No it was not. It was prescribed by a musician's forum. Tinnitus is very common among musicians due to prolonged exposure to loud noise. And it wasn't an instrument, it was a computer program meant to test headphones set to generate white noise through my main system.

I would not suggest doing it if you're not comfortable with experimentation.

Some suggest noise of running water as an alternate. Anything that makes the continuous noise a little less noticeable. Of course the problem is not curable at all, until the offending cells die out completely.
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