Can a test really determine if Tinnitus can be fixed?

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I have recently see an established ENT in London who has told me that a test he does at his practice can determine if my long running tinnitus can be fixed.

Its an expensive test that he charges £1.5k and says it will tell me if it can be fixed.

He is very expensive on all fronts and I am aprehensive as I havent read about this sort of thing before. I want to know if anyone knows of this?

My tinnitus came from piercing my eardrum and now possibly a problem with the tubes. I dont know what the test/s consists of.

thoughts?

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  • Posted

    I very much doubt it!...dont fall into the hands of these scam artists...
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  • Posted

    I agree with Ray -

    If this was the case, it would have been breaking news all over the world. There has been very little progress in the cause and effective treatment of tinnitus

    As we all struggle, hoping for a cure, there will always be scam artists trying to capitalize on our misery with hocus pocus tests and placebos. 

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      Thats right, i had it fpr years and it dont bother me at all now and its LOUD! Even if you struggle you will get habituated, i promise, good luck and dont fall for that scam and scum human being doctor!
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    Why are you going the private route when there are NHS specialist clinics that deal in Tinitus and Pulsatile tinitus all over the UK.

    There are Tinitus and Pulsatile Tinitus support groups on Facebook that are a great source of information when trying to track down a good NHS ENT.

    Don't waste good money .......

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  • Posted

    just playing devils advocate.. is there perhaps a device that shows certain damage to the ear and can suggest where the tinnitus is coming from? from there he can asses if it can fixed?..
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      if you think about it, the only way they could actually see damage or fix damage is to crack your skull open. The inner ear is inside the skull. I presume they've done research on dead people with tinnitus that left their bodies to tinnitus research. 

      Nobody is going to be able to tell you where your tinnitus is coming from. They can only go by what you tell them. To actually see from an xray or a test is ludicrous. 

      I'm not  a doctor. I'm just someone that has suffered from tinnitus for over 30 years and have been to the best ENT people available. There isn't one of them that has mentioned a test. As far as I know, there is no fix available today for tinnitus. My opinion is, research has been somewhat lame and dismal.

      Good Luck!

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    In this day and age where will live in a world that is now controlled by the Financial community, it's all about the money.  Large pharmaceutical companies have now desire to find cures, and they will try to stop anyone that does otherwise.  Any cures will cost them dearly as this will impact their position in generating billions in revenue with medicine that is purely their for temporary relief.  If any medication that was going to provide a cure requiring ongoing treatment, they would jump at the chance.  Human pain and suffering is such a hot commidity these days in nearly every sector and not just Pharmaceuticals.  Look at the programs you see on the media.

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    My doctor, 30+ years ago having examined me, told me he could find nothing wrong and for me to go away.  I did - and so did the tinnitus mostly - it only recurring occasionally when I was due a Vitamin B12 injection for Pernicious Anaemia which I've had for 45 years.  

    Tinnitus is one of the symptoms of B12 Deficiency and in America it is reckoned that upwards of 40% of the population has this deficiency and aren't even aware of it.

    I suggset your doctor tests your Serum B12 and Folate levels if fo nothing else to eliminate it from the cause of your tinnitus.

    I wish you well.

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      Hi Clive

      I would try anything, but my tinnitus is a result of a burst eardrum, leading to an ear infection in which i now have ETD with constant blockage.

      Do you think B12 can help in this scenario?

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      I am not a medically qualified person and can only speak from my own experience and you have the additional problem with a perforated eardrum.

      However today's modern eating habits have shied away from the traditional "meat and two veg" meals from which we derive sufficient B12 (from the meat) and Folate (from the veg) that this goes toward explaing why 40% of U.S. citizens are Vitamin B12 Deficient,

      If you have a healthy diet with plenty of meat, fish, eggs, poultry, dairy produce etc and "eat your greens" (as my mother used to say) and don't have tummy troubles then your levels will probably be OK.

      Tinnitus is just one of many symptoms of B12 deficiency and I'm affected by it because of the Pernicious Anaemia which I've had for 45 years.

      I'm sorry I cannot be of more help abd I wish you well for the future.

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