Posted 3/20/2019 09:45 (#7390751 - in reply to #7390589) Subject: RE: Tinnitus EAR CLEAR PLUS
Extreme NE Colorado (almost Nebraska)
I awoke one morning to a loud buzzing that hadn't been there before. I couldn't get away from it and it nearly drove me crazy. I went to an ENT specialist who determined I had hearing loss at a specific higher frequency. He thought maybe hearing aids that would amplify my hearing would help. They didn't. I looked all over the internet trying to find anything that would help. Many remedies were hawked, and I tried the lipoflavenoids which didn't help. I finally found a site called 'hearing oasis" that had white noise you could listen to that might help. They were in varying frequencies . I found one that when played would almost cancel the noise so I loaded that on an Ipod on a continuous loop. I could put that on my shoulder and get enough relief to sleep. I tried to do more about it so went to Mayo clinic in Phoenix, where they told me what I already knew, which was other than hearing aids, which could also play a white noise background, they had no answer. I then saw an add on TV about a clinic in Denver that had a cure for tinnitus so I went. They sold me hearing aids that played "fractiles" which are kind of disjointed music chords played randomly all the time. They did help, not by cancelling the tinnitus but by conditioning the brain to ignore it. I wore them for two years and finally quit when they became problematic because whenever I would sweat they would short out. I am at the point now that I still have the tinnitus. I use a noise maker at night along with my Ipod playing near my head. It doesn't bother me very much but it would be nice to not have it at all. I believe my hearing loss in my left ear was mostly caused by spending so much time in an Egging cab that was terribly loud, plus listening to a radio mounted on the left fender that had to be turned up to max volume just to hear it inside the cab. I rode those tractors for fifteen years, but it was three decades later the damage became apparent. Sorry for the long post, but if this helps someone else it's worth it.