Monthly Archives: August 2016

Tinnitus thoughts

What causes tinnitus?There are many theories about what causes tinnitus. I have my own and I’ve read many others. So what do I think causes tonight us. I’ve had tinnitus for about eight years now.

One of my theories is tinnitus is caused by irritation of the nerves which when reaches the brain is interpreted as noise. The reason I have this theory is that when I meditate on the noise and focus on the noise in my head I noticed that my back starts to tingle or become irritated. I have a herniated disc at L for L5 and when I meditate I can feel that area of my back start to tingle.
I have described this as my nerves screaming. I have not read anywhere of this theory it is my theory but I’ve come up with.

In any case, I think the best method I have to cure myself of this ringing is to rely on the neural plasticity of my brain. In order to assist myself or rather my brain in rewiring itself I need to really focus on meditating and helping to coach my brain to create better neural linkages.

My tinnitus update

I continue to take taurine.  I have reduced my dosage to one 1000 mg capsule per day.  I did not notice any effect from increasing my dosage to 2 -3 grams per day.

I saw my audiologist and she adjusted my hearing aids to reduce their sensitivity to background noise.  In the presence of white noise/background noise masker in my office, my hearing aids were reducing their sensitivity.  This made it very hard to hear. I still am having problems.  Seems like now I am the background noise makes it harder to understand people.

With my hearing aids, I do not notice my tinnitus as much but this seems to be because I am paying attention to the other sounds I am hearing.  In reality though, I do not think the tinnitus is reducing in intensity as if I pay attention to the tinnitus, it sounds the same.

I think the best path for me is to go back to my regular meditation that I developed for my tinnitus and to wear my mouth guard.

My tinnitus used to be more dynamic.  It changed in the way it sounded.  Now it seems that is just is one steady noise.  On occasion it takes on a different pattern, but this is becoming less and less.

I will cure myself.