Anyone had tinnitus cured?

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I have been suffer of tinnitus for 6 years.

I obtained it when I was in military having rifle test at Basic Training. I once forgot to put my earpieces on and the gunshots damaged my ears and have been having tinnitus ever since.

Every doctor I have seen says it will be permanent but I won't be losing my hearings so don't worry too much.

I see pretty much no one saying that they got their tinnitus cured as result of gunshots.

Now does anyone here had tinnitus cured? I'm curious if someone actually got it cured.

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    Hi Arnold, have you been to an audiologist who specialises in tinnitus? They will look at your hearing as well as higher frequencies that aren't usually tested where noise often damages the hearing causing tinnitus. If there is any high frequency damage, hearing aids are the best way to mask tinnitus until you take them off at night. Some hearing aids have masking incorporated in them. I regularly see clients who's tinnitus becomes lower in volume with time, after being fit with hearing aids. Occasionally they will not have tinnitus anymore where it used to be loud. From what I have read, researchers think it may be the stimulation of the auditory pathways that causes this to occur. It is fairly rare but does happen.

    There is sound therapy which claims to have a good success rate, although you would want to read the reasearch to see what you think. Neuromonics by Paul Davis is another one to read research on and look in to. I hope you find something that if not curing it, minimises it. Good luck!!

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      I have seen audiologist many times.

      Everytime they say that they can't detect anything wrong on my ears.

      My auditing test always comes out good.

      I just hope I don't lose hearing anytime soon.

      So I just got used to My tinnitus.

      Although the sound is very loud when I'm sleeping, I just learned to deal with it.

      Sometimes I put on sort sound when I sleep

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      Have you seen an audiologist that is a tinnitus specialist? They test higher frequencies than 8KHz.
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      I don't think I've seen tinnitus specialist. I have seen few audiologist and did some hearing tests but they always come out good. I have taken many acupunctures from many diferent doctor's but none of them worked. I just found out today that my insurance didn't get renewed for some reason so I'm gonna have to renew it again so I can't see any doctor's for few months probably.

      My only hope is I don't lose my hearings anytime soon.

      And they can't seem to detect any kind of tinnitus sound coming out of my ears.

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      You won't lose your hearing any time soon. Hearing loss generally deteriorates very slowly unless you are one of the very rare people that suffers with sudden hearing loss.
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