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I have had noise-induced tinnitus and I have essentially cured this now. I am not trying to advertise a method. I am describing what I have experienced in an objective way in a hope to contribute to further research in this interesting and important area of the possibiltity of curing tinnitus.
I got tinnitus two months ago. The tinnitus consistet of three sounds, let me schematically write them as
The RRR sound was turned just as I was going to fall asleep, the other two sound were not noticable in the beginning but presumably they were there all the time.
My first method was ignorance. I kept doing what I usually do. Drive my car, go the supermarket, go by the bus, stand by road with heavy traffic, wash the dishes, and so on. I noticed the sound kept irritating me every time I was going to fall asleep. This initial phase I think took me well over two weeks.
My second method when I got disturbed by this, was to avoid heavy traffic. I chose to sit in a silent spot in a park sunbathing, I went to supermarket with hearing protector, I drove the car with hearing protector. But it did not help at all.
My third method was to increase the intensity of my *treatment*. I started to stay in my room, turn on my laptop and use hearing protector as I flushed the toilet. I didn't go out from my apartment for two weeks and used hearing protector when I was cooking and washing the dishes, but most of the time my wife did those things. I remained in my room reading books and taking it easy. Nothing hard work.
After two weeks the RRRR sound was gone. I thought I had cured tinnitus. After a while I went out by subway and then came home with a terrible tinnitus. It started at night just before I was going to fall asleep. It sounded like iiiiiIIIIIIII and the intensity kept increasing and increasing. I had no choice but to get up from almost being falling asleep. Getting up and then going back to almost falling asleep and getting up again. This was a very hard time.
I realized that I had not cured my tinnitus. I payed attention to the remaining sounds, the
sounds. I locked myself in my room for another two weeks, listening to these sounds and reading books canceling all job meetings. After another two weeks the IIIIIIII sound dropped out. Left was a lower
sound. I am now writing this with a tremendeosuly low eee eee eee eee eeee sound that I would have never noticed if I didn't know I had it and concentrated hard to hear it. Tonight I had no sleeping problem and was not disturbed by tinnitus for the first night in two months.
I like to share my story in the hope that this can trigger some very controversal new ideas from researchers in this fashinating area.
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