What is the nature of tinnitus? As a tinnitus guru I am building an understanding of what is the basis of the ringing.
Is it a mechanical cause? Is it an electrical disturbance? Is it a manifestation from no external factor? Is it a chemical imbalance?
The other question is what is the cure? Is it to address the underlying cause? Is it to address my bodies response? Is it to adapt?
What is the cause
I am studying the cause using different techniques. I meditate a lot and actually go deep into my tinnitus. It is not easy. I also shift my body, stretch, and just try to notice if any particular action causes the tinnitus to change. I also read about other people’s experiences.
Why study the cause? It may direct me to a cure. Or it may not.
Analogy; In the winter, my car windows frost up. The cause is the dropping temperature. I cannot control the weather. I can move my car and keep it warm in the garage.
What is the cure?
That is the question. There is an answer. We just do not know it. Maybe the cure lies in moving forward and seeking another way out. Another definition of normal.
Adapt. Ahh another option in itself. The temperature drops. We adapt.
We dress warmer. We use the new circumstance. We zone things out.
Cover up the symptoms. Use maskers.
I do not think the sound is a phantom sound as some call it. It seems to have a pattern of its own. It is a response to something not a response to nothing.
I will cure myself.