Illnesses

Tinnitus

"Tinnitus is diagnosed as chronic ringing, roaring, buzzing, humming, or hissing in the ears. The symptoms of tinnitus are frequently found in the elderly. Although the cause of tinnitus is unknown, it can be a symptom of almost any ear disorder such as infection, blocked ear canal or eustachian tube, otosclerosis (overgrowth of bone in the middle ear), and Meuniere's disease."   Life Extension Foundation

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
from American Institute for Preventive Medicine
Brief description and self-care advice

Learn About Tinnitus
from WholeHealthMD
What is Tinnitus?, Key Symptoms, What Causes Tinnitus?, Treatment and Prevention, How Supplements Can Help, Self-Care Remedies, When to Call a Doctor

Tinnitus: Noises No One Else Can Hear
by Rosie Mestel, L.A. Times Health Writer
"Imagine constantly living with buzzes and hums that sound perfectly real and yet only you can hear. Imagine never being able to escape those sounds, no matter how far you travel into the wilderness or however silent the outside world."

Articles from Holistic-Online.com

Introduction

Symptoms of Tinnitus

Causes of Tinnitus

See Your Doctor When:

Treatment of Tinnitus

Conventional Medical Treatments for Tinnitus

Common Sense Remedies

Alternative Therapies for Tinnitus:
Acupuncture and Acupressure, Ayurveda, Biofeedback, Chiropractic, Diet, Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements, Relaxation And Meditation, etc.

CAUSES/RISK FACTORS/PREVENTION

Hearing Problems: Causative Factors
by Linda Lazarides
Abstracts of Journal Articles Linking Diet to Hearing Problems Including Tinnitus

Drugs That Cause Tinnitus
from Hadassah Medical Center, Israel

TREATMENTS/THERAPIES

Natural Remedies for Tinnitus
from HealthWell.com

Ginkgo For Tinnitus?
from HealthCentral.com
"Ginkgo biloba has been studied for its effect on tinnitus, but the results are inconclusive."

Ginkgo Biloba
Discussion posted on Tinnitus Resources

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Discussion posted on Tinnitus Resources

The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Centre, London, U.K.
Information about Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, which was developed by Pawel Jastreboff, a neuroscientist.

The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center at Emory University
Information about Tinnitus Retraining Therapy from Pawel J. Jastreboff, Ph.D.

Tinnitus Treatment
from Hadassah Medical Center, Israel

Articles from Life Extension Foundation

Tinnitus Protocols
"Tinnitus currently affects about 50 million adults in the United States. It may disappear on its own or when the underlying problem is successfully treated. In cases of chronic tinnitus for which there is no treatable underlying problem, a variety of therapies and steps may provide substantial relief for the sufferer."

Abstracts of Journal Articles

OTHER RESOURCES

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Otolaryngology

American Tinnitus Association

Australian Tinnitus Association

British Tinnitus Association

Hadassah Medical Center (Israel)
"Tinnitus Can Be Cured"

New England Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic
"Our testing and treatment plan is modeled after the University of Maryland Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center. This unique neurophysiological approach involves cognitive counseling and patient education, in conjunction with the use of broad band noise devices and/or hearing aids."

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center at the University of Maryland
"We have experience in treating over 1400 patients from all over the world. We understand the suffering brought on by these conditions, the necessity of individual treatment, and the time required to reach our goals. We offer a specialized environment responsive to the needs of our patients."

Tinnitus Resources

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Please click on the picture of the book or the title to order.

Bill Habets, The Tinnitus Handbook: A Self Help Guide

 

Jane L. Henry and Peter H. Wilson, Tinnitus: A Self-Management Guide for the Ringing in Your Ears

Kevin Hogan, Tinnitus: Turning the Volume Down


Jack A. Vernon and Barbara Tabachnick Sanders, Tinnitus: Questions and Answers

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