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What are the treatments for tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a common complaint, with up to 20% of Americans having experienced it. It is the most common symptom reported by military service members returning from combat, affecting up to 50% of individuals.

  • Tinnitus may last for weeks or months, and then resolve spontaneously. For some people tinnitus it may last for years.
  • The tinnitus may be significant enough to interfere with an individual's activities of daily living. For this reason, treatment must also be directed at decreasing the effects of tinnitus on a person's daily life, such as depression, insomnia, etc.
  • For those people whose tinnitus is caused by an adverse or toxic reaction to a medication, stopping the drug may allow the hearing mechanism to recover; however, talk with your doctor before stopping any medication. Sometimes the adverse effects of medications on hearing may be permanent.
  • Electrical stimulation and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation are some of the other treatment considerations available for certain individuals with tinnitus.
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Comment from: EdwinR, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I started getting a soft ringing in my ears 3 months ago that won't go away. It has gotten louder and with different tones including the pulse. I have been to 2 great ENT surgeons. They have both checked me and said that this tinnitus can go the same way it came but it can also be around for a long time. My personal doctor just doesn't understand this tinnitus at all. Well, I did a little research in order to stay away from Xanax and came up with 2 non habit forming natural remedies that help me sleep. First is Calms Forte and the second is Coffea Cruda; they sure help me sleep at night. I hope this information can help someone. It is very difficult to live with tinnitus but you cannot give up. One of the doctors that saw me 2 months ago along several doctors in the USA are conducting a special research treatment for tinnitus. Let's hope this will help us in the future.

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Comment from: Richard R., 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 18

For several weeks I experienced sporadic clicking in my right ear. It was very annoying and disturbed my sleep. I finally put warm hydrogen peroxide (HP) in my ear via an ear bulb and let the HP work for about 3 minutes (it tickles when it bubbles). I tilted my head and let it drain and repeated. Then I rinsed with warm water. That was 3 weeks ago and I have not experienced tinnitus since the rinse.

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