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Tinnitus misery

DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 1,145 Pioneering
I suffer from Tinnitus,  probably brought on after years of working in manufacturing when health and safety was nowhere as good as it is now. I believe there is nothing that can help or be done about it. People like me just have to put up and manage with a constant ringing or buzzing in the head. Looking around online there are many offers of help with all sorts of magical potions, all unsupported by medical people and organisations, even the official tinnitus associations have no real solutions to the problem.
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts, idea's ECT on this?


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    1 - don’t use headphones.
    2 - mine gets worse with dairy. Purely my perspective. Your mileage may vary.
    3 - find things to do which require immersion i.e. don’t look at devices or play games. Reading a book or watching a film or playing something like chess require levels of concentration which mean you subconsciously tune the tinnitus out.
    4 - the less you think or talk about it the better it gets. 

    Totally agree with you about the magic potions nonsense. People preying on the terminally vulnerable or stupid.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no cure as yet of course but I have found some relief by listening to the sound of the sea lapping on a shore. Probably any white noise would help a little but don’t use it louder than the tinnitus.

    basically however I have just got used to it over the course of six years or so, so much so that these days it can help me tune out during meditation. I have very loud tinnitus too so I never thought I’d get used to it at all!
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