This is a good video explaining the source of tinnitus. I would call this a theory, but a good one. The brain is very complex and far smarter than we are which is why I will cure myself. This video has helped me understand and appreciate what the brain is contending with. I encourage you… Read More »
I sense ringing all the time…if I pay attention to it. My ears are not ringing. My brain is receiving a signal that my auditory areas of my brain are translating as ringing or buzzing or whatever. If the auditory pathways instead went to the optical areas of my brain would I see constant flashes?… Read More »
I remember reading Daniel Goldman’s book Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception. One story stuck in my mind. It was about blindness caused by stroke. Basically, what the experiments demonstrated was that some of the patients could see but they were not aware they could see. This is called cortical blindness. I started… Read More »
Every morning I wake up and I listen. I hear my tinnitus. It is not a loud high frequency but it is there. In fact, as I sit listening to a podcast I can hear the same ringing. It has been about 11 years. October 2008 is when it became my daily companion. It does… Read More »
I have now been wearing my night guard or mouth guard for a couple weeks now. I have noticed a dramatic improvement in how my capped molar and pre-molar feel. (To catch you up, I have been having tremendous sensitivity and pain when biting down on my right lower capped molar and premolar.) During some… Read More »
A few weeks ago I was eating lunch and suddenly I felt this pain around my right bottom molar. I went to see my dentist and she referred me to my endontist who had done my root canal 11 years ago just prior to my tinnitus showing up. My dentist prescribed some amoxicillin which did… Read More »
My journey with tinnitus has been a long one. I still truly believe I will cure myself. I believe that the source of the tinnitus is in my brain. Maybe, the original cause was loss of hearing or trauma, but after 10 years and much research, I am convinced that my tinnitus is a condition… Read More »
I am continuing to take supplements, however, as I run out I am not replenishing all of them. I recently ran out of Lecithin so here is what I continue to take: Taurine 3-4 g per day Tumeric with black pepper Fish oil. Omega 3 Magnesium Vitamin D Probiotic I have stopped taking Lecithin. Ran… Read More »
This morning as I sat in the dining room reading a book my daughter peeked her head around the doorway. She said to me, “Can you hear the bobbleheads making noise?” We have a collection of solar powered bobbleheads that shake their hips and heads by the dining room window. I looked up at her… Read More »
I highly recommend watching this Ted Presentation by Dr. Josef Rauschecker about tinnitus. In the video, he discusses the mechanism that causes the ringing those who experience tinnitus hear in our brains. He discusses the relationship to blind spots and other examples that our bodies are able to compensate for and how this relates to… Read More »
Interesting article on parts of your brain related to tinnitus.
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… Read More »
Over the past few years, I have been trying possible ways to alleviate and cure my tinnitus. As I have written, I have tried supplements, meditation, posture and craniosacral therapy. I have read many reasons for the cause of tinnitus including trauma, noise exposure, medication, TMJ, deficiencies like zinc or magnesium. There are also different… Read More »
As I try to cure my tinnitus, it is important for me to try to understand what caused my tinnitus and hearing loss. Noise, medicine, age, deficiencies, disease or something else. As I am starting to piece together, taking these supplements which may work for others for example may have no impact on my situation… Read More »
This is a posting I made on a forum. I have had tinnitus for about 7 years now. I also have increased hearing loss. I am not sure what caused my tinnitus…the doctor said it was caused most likely by exposure many years ago when I was in the service. I had one experience where… Read More »
I notice that sometimes I can hear the beep of the microwave clearly and at other times it is muffled. I find this very interesting. What is causing me to be able to be able to hear high frequency sounds better or worse? What makes my tinnitus more pronounced and at other times less? I… Read More »
This morning I woke up and my tinnitus was low. Hmmmm. This has happened before. What causes reduced stimulation in the brain where the tinnitus is occurring that may be contributing to the lower volume? Something is going on. No kidding? Yes no kidding.
I am reading about studies addressing potassium channels. For me it is important to understand the mechanism. I am going to investigate this further with care. Never surrender. I will cure my tinnitus.
I find that at my office I have much more difficulty hearing. At times I cannot hear the person a couple feet from me. I realize that is because there is background white noise. This sound helps suppress environmental noise in the open office environment. For me it muffles many people’s voices. I have gone… Read More »
If my tinnitus was some made up noise due to the lack of stimulating from hearing loss, I doubt the pattern and level of ringing I hear would vary. Also, I have to give more credit to my brain. It is not stupid. What I mean is the body knows when something does not make… Read More »