What to stay away from if your a tinnitus sufferer.

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Hey guys.

Just here to offer some advice to those of you who are wondering what to stay away from. Here are a few things.

1. Headphones - Not only will headphones further damage your hearing but they place you at a higher risk for an acoustic neuroma.

2. Electromagnetic fields - These effect some tinnitus sufferers such as myself. These field come from electronic items such as computers phones etc.

3. Any sounds above 85db - Sounds above this level begin to cause damage after time exposure. After 8 hours of exposure to 85db permanent damage begins and for each 5db increase you have the time you can be exposed for.

4. Cannabis - While some people find that cannabis use helps them cannabis increases your sense's and makes tinnitus louder.

I hope these few tips may have helped you. If you have any questions feel free to ask me

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    To my opinion its better to just not give a dam about it, i tried arches tinnitus supplement made out of ginko biloba and protein/fruits/vegetables and nothing never worked, i stopped all that and i have habituated way better than just trying to fight it, habituation is the only way out to my opinion, might just wanna be carefull with loud places though.....
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      Hi there is another way that has worked wonders for me...holding an inverted position for a minute or so....this how I do it...lay on your bed face down up to your waist and carefully bring your head down to the floor....rest your head on the floor by your arms allow to feel the pressure of the weight for a minute or so...carefully come up and equaluze...see how it works for you...in my case tinnitus then quiets down
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    That is true ryan but while it is good to learn to live with it you need to make sure you keep away from harmful things.
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      Yeah, i guess you are right, mine was noise induced, been with it since last march and i was hoping it would go away but i found out this sucker is here to stay lol, im way better now and i mean psychologically because at first it almost made me go nuts then habituation kicked in and i been feeling way better, i noticed every time i turn my head and force it far away to my left where i git my T it increases,but who knows! ENTs dont know squat about it other than "learn to live with it" pretty sad from a "proffessional" collage educated individual, what gets me its that they dont realize people need all the support and kindness when You in the first stage, but oh well, i hope they find a cure soon for this hellish crappy sound!
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    Headphones are fine as long as you listen to them at the correct volumes.
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      Headphones are not fine if you have or have had tinnitus. The noise from headphones is to direct and focused on the auditory system. I was speaking to a specialist from Japan about what to stay away from and he told me that headphones are far too damaging on our auditory system and are responcible for many acoustic nueromas that he has had to deal with. Its up to you but I would avoid all use of headphones or anything that could or might hurt your ears.
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      Have you any links to studies or anything to back up what you claim as i cannot find anything, especially when it comes to the nueromas being caused by headphones.
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      Been reading up online, especially over at tinnitustalk and it appears that people who's tinnitus which was caused by exposure to loud noise should avoid headphones.

      I'm lucky as my tinnitus wasn't caused by loud noise, i've had my tinnitus for a year and a half now and it hasn't got any worse during my mild low level db headphone usage.

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      Mine was noise exposure but it is going now thank god. I've had mine since Halloween night last year. It is lowering in volume every week to where its at now. I nearly hear it anymore but computers trigger a 2 or3 day spike but even the spike is not that loud.
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    you have obviously indulged in all your ""Tips "and feel that you have the answer

    to the  removal of Tinitus. I find your ---exposure to 8 hours of loud noise----quite an

    achievement.

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      Im just saying what I have discovered through my research and what I have gone through. My tinnitus is nearly gone now and I am sure of what the causes and cures were for mine.
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    I've tried cutting out caffeine - although my tinnitus was caused when I had suuden and profound hearing loss in one ear (probably viral) and also have hyperacusis (which means although I can't hear in my deaf ear, I can hear the tinnitus and it responds aggressively to any noise in the environment including the sound of my own voice. Hearing will not improve but I'll try anything to habituate...
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      I really think habituation comes in time, mine was noise induced and it wont get lower but will go higher at times, when it does get louder i take sometime to habituate, but it does on its own, just be patient, it all comes in naturally, i really hope your get to heal quickly, it can get frustrating at times! But it will get better!
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