Tinnitus Sufferers: 'Rebooting' brain could ease ringing in ears

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Wow I hope this can become available soon. I have a constant ringing in my ears. It's been there as long as I can remember. I used to have people get close to my ear and make real low notes with their voice, pretty loud. I was just a small child when I did this. Can you believe I used to enjoy the feeling?
Then there was the time I was 17 and I was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2 door car and the guy in the back fired a pistol out the window...it was probably 8" from my right ear. That didn't help. Plus the many hours I've spent drilling with the drill close to my ear (out of necessity). Not to mention loud amps and the drums. I'm amazed my hearing is still good.
 

conchrandy

Senior Member
Torture, not from drumming, a chronic childhood infection. Avoid the crackpot cure stuff. Rebooting sounds plausible.
 

Ekim

Silver Member
I need to get back to my chiropractor. I used to have tinnitus really bad, but it went away and I don't recall when because I didn't notice the absence of the ringing.

But I read recently that certain spinal / neck stretches can get rid of tinnitus.

And mine seems to change in intensity when I "crack" my own neck by going to the extremes of my neck flexing.

I will try and remember if it has any effect and reply back here.
 

Stroman

Platinum Member
It would be great if this worked. I've got severe hearing loss and tinnitus in my right ear, not from drumming, but from a viral infection that damaged the nerves.
 

BillBachman

Gold Member
Very interesting, I've almost retired from drumming completely because of tinnitus. It can really torment you when it acts up extra loud forever.
 

Deltadrummer

Platinum Member
Ken (Deltadrummer) takes something that he says works. What is that stuff again Ken?
You can take Lipoflavinoid, which is a brad name for a vitamin supplement that contains some b and c vitamins as well as bio-flavinoids. Bio-flavinoids are supposed to stopped ringing in the ears, and b complex reduces stress.

Another thing you can do is use lasers. Several years back I bought this device called a laser hair comb. It shoots a light into your hair follicles to stimulate growth. Doesn't really work, big surprise, although it is FDA approved. One thing I noticed though is that the laser reduces tinnitus. I remember reading about the use of lasers for tinnitus so this was no surprise.
 

CCdrummer

Senior Member
TMJ, a jaw issue, is also believed to be a possible cause of tinnitus. I have some other symptoms of TMJ, and apparently treating TMJ can relieve tinnitus, so I am also going to check this out.
 

nickg

Silver Member
when i'd come home after a gig and be laying there in bed my ears would be ROARING!! don't have that problem anymore but definitely a loss of hearing for sure, especially in my left ear.

my wife always complains that the tv is so loud and i'm like "i don't think it's loud at all."
 

motleyh

Senior Member
Whether or not it helps my tinnitus, I'll bet that rebooting my brain would be a good thing to do.
 

Witterings

Silver Member
when i'd come home after a gig and be laying there in bed my ears would be ROARING!! don't have that problem anymore but definitely a loss of hearing for sure, especially in my left ear.

my wife always complains that the tv is so loud and i'm like "i don't think it's loud at all."
I get the wife bit as well !!!!

My left ears a lot worse than my right as well, I think it goes to when I was younger and playing with 15 yr old guitarists that just kept truning their amps up and with no PA I had to make myself heard. I tilt my snare towards me and slightly angled left hand down and that points it noticeably towards my left ear and slightly away from my right.

Thin my brain could definitely do with a re-boot as well, might help get rid of some bad addictions I've picked up over the years :)
 
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