Today I started to take taurine again in my journey to cure my tinnitus. I mixed one scoop or approximately 2 g of powder in a glass of cold water. It dissolves quickly and does not have any particular taste. I drank it on an empty stomach as I generally intermittent fasting. My plan is… Read More »
I have read that many theories are that tinnitus is due to hyperactivity of brain cells. This hyperactivity may be due to the lack of stimulation due to hearing loss which causes the auditory nerve cells to start compensating by generating its own activity. As I thought about this idea that the nerve cells are… Read More »
Is there a cure for tinnitus? If there is one I will cure myself. What is a cure? TheFreeDictionary.com has one defintion that reads ” Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation.” Using this definition, there seems to be a wide range of possible cures for tinnitus. I think the cures that “correct” are far more elusive than the cures that… Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
It is March 19, 2017. I ran out of taurine but I decided to order more and I’m going to continue my taurine. I purchased some more taurine from Amazon and it was very quickly delivered and I have decided to increase my intake to 4 g per day versus the 3 g I have… Read More »
This is an interesting study of using vagus nerve stimulation and tones to help relieve tinnitus symptoms and distress. Tinnitus and Vagus Nerve Stimulation Study It provides some positive results in moving closer to understanding and relieving tinnitus. I will cure myself.
Interesting article on parts of your brain related to tinnitus.
I have been doing a lot of research on the causes of tinnitus When I say cause I do not mean, hearing loss or NSAIDS or trauma, although the underlying cause is important. What I mean is what is the mechanism causing me to hear this noise in my head. The original cause of tinnitus… 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 »
I have read studies about taurine testing in mice or rats. The dose that seemed to have an affect seems high. I believe it was about 290mg per kg. That seems high to me based on my weight. I am going to try 1.5 mg twice per day. I also read though the lower levels… Read More »
Today I am trying to see if acupuncture will help my tinnitus. It is called auriculotherapy. Here you can see the beads applied to key points. I will cure myself. Update. I did not notice any effect from the acupuncture beads in my ear.
Good stuff from http://hms.harvard.edu/news/hearing-restored-after-noise-damage-1-9-13