Natural Remedies to Treat Tinnitus

Last Modified on Feb 24, 2014

Natural remedies can offer relief from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), a condition that affects nearly 1 in every 5 people. As it is not a condition itself but rather a symptom, identifying the underlying cause often helps guide treatment. Nonetheless, several nutritional supplements offer relief from the condition, such as alpha lipoic acid, gingko biloba and apple cider vinegar.

What is Tinnitus?

Defined as a ringing, sizzling or other noise in the ear, tinnitus is a symptom of underlying conditions. The ringing may be caused by age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. The condition may also be a result of exposure to loud noise, earwax blockage, changes in the ear bones or several diseases.

Natural Treatments to Relieve Ringing in the Ears

As tinnitus is often the result of cellular damage to the ear, replenishing those cells is often the focus of treatment. Nutritional supplements including alpha lipoic acid and gingko biloba are often effective. Antifungal remedies including apple cider vinegar are also generally effective.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is considered a vitamin-like chemical that functions as an antioxidant. As such, the substance treats cell damage in the body by restoring vitamin levels including vitamin E and C. The substance has also been shown to improve the function and conduction of neurons, which help transfer signals in the brain.

Gingko Biloba

Gingko biloba is an herbal remedy known to treat a number of health conditions including tinnitus. Gingko plays a part in improving blood circulation, which contribute to the better functioning of the ears. The seeds also contain antibacterial and antifungal properties that help eliminate underlying infection that may be contributing to the condition.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an antifungal and anti-inflammatory agent. When taken as a tonic daily, the vinegar works to alkalize the body and balance the natural levels in the body. This process eliminates underlying infection as well as any fungus that may be contributing to the condition.

A common problem that generally worsens with age, tinnitus is often uncomfortable and frustrating. While identifying the underlying cause is typically required prior to treatment, natural remedies and nutritional supplements are generally effective for treating tinnitus that results from a variety of means.


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[YEA]  05/13/2012: Victor from Tarrytown, New York, USA: "Alpha Lipoic Acid pills for Tinnitus: I am so excited about my recent cure for my more than 10-years of hearing what souds like a steam radiator valve whistle in both ears almost continuously, with some days better than others, but never complete relief, until this week, after adding 200 milligrams of Alpha-lipoic acid to my daily intake of vitamins, minerals and other supplements about 3 to 4 weeks ago.

While I could be wrong, its certainly worth trying if you have been suffering for any period of time with tinnitus."

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05/14/2012: Kaz from Launceston, Tasmania replies: "I live in Australia, and am desperate to try anything that might help my tinnitus. Mine is like a lawn mower humming off in the background. What do I buy that has this in it?? Do I just go to the chemist and get it?"
05/14/2012: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "Alpha Lipoic Acid isn't an additive in a supplement. It's sold separately (the bottle will say Alpha Lipoic Acid). You should be able to find it in the vitamin/supplement section of any large store or pharmacy. Hope it does the trick for you."
06/06/2012: Joleneal from Phenix City, Al replies: "I take ALA for my numbness due to my diabetes. I take 300 mg a day. Unfortunately, it is sporadic as I sometimes blow off my supplements on the weekend. It hasn't touched my tinnitus yet - but it just started a month ago and I have not been consistent in my supplement intake.

However, the 1st ENT I went to said it was a nerve issue, and ALA is support for nerves. So, I'm going to double my dose and see what happens."

[NAY]  07/19/2012: Woodman from Salem, Oregon replies: "I have been taking ALA for several months now for neuropathy in my feet - but I have tinnitus as well. The ALA has done NOTHING for the tinnitus...FYI."


Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar Tinnitus Remedy

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
  • Water - 16 Ounces

Daily use of the ACV Tonic (a glass or two per day) might reduce the ringing in your ears. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that you'll sip throughout the day to alkalize and balance your body's organs and functions.

11/26/2013: Vinusha from Melbourne, Australia: "Hi,?I was just wondering how long it will take to ease away.. I went to the movies on the 5th floor and there was pressure and loud noise and my tinnitus has never been any higher before. I saw this remedy, I have been trying it, I must say: it has gone down just a tiny tiny bit."


[YEA]  04/04/2013: Jnell from Lumby, Bc, Canada: "Tinnitus: Just over 1 month ago I started taking 1tsp of ACV in 8oz of filtered water 3x a day, after learning about it being a possible cure on here. I wasn't sure that it would work but thought I would give it a shot being as it is inexpensive and all natural ... I now have ZERO ringing or static sounds in my ear!!! This is just Amazing!!!"

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04/05/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Jnell, for how long had you had the tinnitus?"
04/08/2013: Jnell from Lumby, BC replies: "Nearly a year, it was awful!"


03/15/2012: Sherif from Cairo, Egypt: "I'm tinnitus sufferer 4yrs ago, I'm member of lot of tinnintus groups at face book. One person had T 3YRS AGO. SHE USED ANTIFUNGAL for nails containing apple cider vinegar and the tinnitus disappear completely."

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03/15/2012: David from Ixtapa, Mexico replies: "How did she use the cider, just on her nails, did she drink it, etc?"
04/05/2012: North Carolina Resident from Raleigh, Nc replies: "So I think I have tinnitus or at least a ringing in my left ear only, from shootings firearms at our farm. Yes they were not protected I know I was stupid. It's been ringing for a few weeks almost a month now. My friend's ears have been ringing over a year now from the same thing. Both ears for him and If it works for me it might work for him.

I've been taking 2 tablespoons of ACV in a cup followed by a big cup of warm tea. Should I drink 8oz? or Dilute it? If anyone has any information on what I should do PLEASE EMAIL ME at alexuzzell6991(at)yahoo.com "

09/27/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "For TINNITIS- I have not yet tried this, but came across a CD online for healing through sound therapy. One of the CD's was for tinnitis, and one man was healed using it. It said sound healing is the wave of the future.

I am not unconvinced that this has something to do with high frequency sound waves sent through cell towers or something.

Just an idea. By the way, I have tinnitis also, and plan to try it, so will let you-all know how it works out with me. --T."

01/01/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Wayseeker, did your tinnitus ever go away yet? You mentioned something about sound CDs for it."


09/05/2010: Linda from Palm Springs, Ca: "Hi and Thank you for having this posting. I recently had my plugged ears cleaned. Have had some adrenal issues and am taking naturopathic minerals for this condition. I also have experienced "inner ear ringing", or tinnitus, if you so choose. I try not to label ailments. Do you know if ACV is helpful for this condition? Ringing is usually at night. Should I take it right before bed time? How many times per day can I do so? Thank you,
Linda"

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09/05/2010: Lisa from Lafayette, La replies: "Linda, are you of the premenopausal or perimenopausal age group? I am reading an awesome book on women in this age range and tinnitus is often caused by hormone fluctuations associated with such. Try over the counter progesterone cream, USP bioidentical, NOT yam extract. Research a little on it. It makes a lot of things right again with women around general age of 30 and beyond."
01/22/2011: Kristy from Sugar Land, Tx replies: "Have you tried taking the faucet test?

The faucet test involves the following. You stand near the sink and turn the water faucet on fully. Many people with tinnitus are unable to hear tinnitus sounds while standing near or close to running or falling water. One other way is to perform this test while in the shower. If either of these provide some relief then you would likely benefit from technique known as ?masking?.

Many trust a technique known as ?masking? that uses white noise to silence or make the ringing less noticeable or transparent.

This is treatment option is commonly used while undergoing other treatment options."
09/27/2013: Mark from San Francisco replies: "Thanks the running faucet test was brilliant.

My chronic tinninitus flared-up after after recent exposure to noise, combined with a bad cold. I turned on the faucet and found the masking provided instant relief.

Based on that I started looking for water sounds on youtube. Wave sounds did not work but rain sounds did. Lots of people have posted things like 10 hours of Rain on Youtube. I'm running it in stereo in my office now and what a big help.

I'm also trying the vinegar and honey combination. Not sure if this will reduce what I hope is a temporary flareup of tinninitus but the rain/water sounds are big help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B05q5eRDKEw"


[YEA]  11/01/2009: Betty from Scottsdale, Arizona, Usa: "I was going to visit my doctor about tinnitis..a whorling sound in my right ear that didn't go away in over a week. I tried 1 tbl spoon of apple cider vinegar mixed half with water and viola! I awoke this morning normal again. No more phantom sounds in my ear. AMAZING!"

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04/08/2010: Emery from Los Angeles, California, United States replies: "I've been have this ringing on my right ear for more than a week, Its my 3rd time this morning trying the acv remedy. I put 2 tbl of acv in 8oz of water and 1tbls of honey...I'm not noticing any progress at all. So want to know if I'm doing anything wrong or should I try it differently. Please help! I'm frustrated with my ear!"
04/08/2010: Emery from Los Angeles, California, United States replies: "I've been have this ringing on my right ear for more than a week, Its my 3rd time this morning trying the acv remedy. I put 2 tbl of acv in 8oz of water and 1tbls of honey...I'm not noticing any progress at all. So want to know if I'm doing anything wrong or should I try it differently. Please help! I'm frustrated with my ear!"
04/14/2010: Heather from Ortonville, Michigan, Usa replies: "I have been a Tinitis sufferer for a few years now and only realized that is what I had after researching here. I had only heard of the ringing symptom and the loud noise cause. I have a a very unnerving vibration that feels like it is going through the base of my skull and I am pretty sure mine is caused from combination of too many prescription drugs. I was prescribed Topomax, Soma, and Klonopin at the same time. My left ear is already compromised from a lifetime of chronic ear infections and have had the ear drum blow out at least three times, so lots of damage and scar tissue. I do not believe there is a cure for it, however I have found you can relieve it temporarily with some of the "cures" on this site and I am here today to tell you one of my own I have stumbled upon. If you suffer from this you know how desperate one becomes. Simply sticking your finger in your ear helps and stuffing it with cotton can help to sleep, or laying on the side that is the worst if you have it in one ear like me. The biggest relief for me though that surprised me is tucking your head in towards your chest. Makes sense if you think of basic anatomy and where your eustacian tube is etc that this helps. Keep your back kind of straight as possible and tuck your chin in toward your chest and see what happens. I hope it gives some relief to someone else if only for a short time, and for some rest! Blessings to you all!"
05/25/2010: Squiqwe from Cortland, Oh replies: "have you tried zinc? It has cut down my ringing 80%."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  08/22/2010: Cat from Austin, Tx replies: "Hi Heather: I tried the head to the chest method and it brought the loud tinitis ringing I woke up with went down to a very low buzz. THANKS! I have come to the conclusion that tinitis is a direct result of what we put into our mouths that we are allergic to. Yesterday afternoon I had sour cream and eggs, two things I am allergic to. Before bed, my ears began ringing. I woke up to a loud, persistent ring and a swollen neck with lots of mucus. I immediately did your head to chest solution and ringing eased CONSIDERABLY. Took two straight TBLsp of ACV and wiped my neck with ACV and my swollen neck is going down. Later today I will take a tsp of VCO & 1/4 tsp cayenne for further aid."
08/26/2010: Cb from Crescent City, Ca replies: "I just wanted to say that the ear ringing must not all be from the same cause. My husband and I were both in the same room together both on our computers when BAM both of us said wow my ears are ringing, that was like 6 months ago and the combination of weird ringing hissing and swooshing has gotten louder and louder! What ever caused this hit both at the same time! BTW apple cider vinegar totally cured my acid reflux I had for years! I took it in water after every meal and at night now I don't need it took about 6 weeks been cured for a year!"
[YEA]  07/10/2011: Priya from Oroville, Wa replies: "I came to this site just last night. I have been experiencing ringing in my ear for 2 days. Started with a sore throat then went to my right ear. Prior to this I was having a low in and out humming happening for months. Went to get my hearing checked and all was good. I'm 58 and in good health I keep active. Last night I took my first dose of ACV in water 2 Tblsp with 8 oz of water, Organic _____s brand. It help some the noise isn't as loud. I took my second dose this morning and going for my 3rd. I also did a ear coning to help pull the ear wax out. I did this this morning. It's easy with help and feels fine. My right ear had 2X's as much wax in as my left. Hears to hearing better, even if I still am a bit off centered. I'll continue to do this along with taking Tumeric with black pepper it helps to assimulate the tumeric. I didn't measure the tumeric I put some in water and on my food last night. I'll let you know the results thanks for having this site."
09/27/2012: Al from Alvena, Sk., Canada replies: "I have tinnitus that sounds like the old television test pattern tone. I believe it was caused by oxaliplatin in chemotherapy as I had previous hearing loss from industrial noise that has not changed and did not have tinnitus before chemo. It seems to be at a volume of 50-60 decibels as that is where I cease to notice it when there is other sound that hides it. I am wondering if anyone has had success using apple cider vinegar for this type of tinnitus. It does not seem to be in my ears-seems to be more in the upper part of my head. I have been told, by a hearing specialist, that tuned hearing aids will eliminate the problem. Again, does anyone have any experience with that. I am taking alpha lipoic acid, B vitamins and acetyl-l-carnitine for neuropathy and it is working great for that but is not helping the tinnitus. Al"
11/09/2012: Brandy from Los Angeles, California Usa replies: "With my TMJ, I had sporadic and constant forms of tinnitus for DECADES. After I had 3 molars pulled, the noises were pretty much gone. I knew the the nerves of my jaw were tangled up in the roots of my teeth. Simple change of jaw position was enough to make the transient noises stop.

But now... It's back! I KNOW it is a side effect of medication. It's two separate tones in each ear, so I can really hear it, and it's bad in quiet times.

I'm going to try my white noise machine and see if that helps at night, and I know I need to be more regular with the ACV as a whole, that stuff is like MAGIC! ALA, I dunno, I'll check to see if I CAN take it...

Anyway, folks, also consider your teeth and jaw in the tinnitus equation. I know having teeth pulled is an extreme solution, but if you are facing that anyway, at least there could be more good than bad asociated with the tooth loss!"


[YEA]  03/17/2009: J Pan from Langhorne, PA/ USA: "Apple Vinegar Cider

Directions: 8 oz apple vinegar cider , microwave 1 min, mix honey, drink all.

Did it for 3 nights, ringing greatly reduced, nearly gone (keeping fingers crossed). Love this site, love the people, more people should post feedback after using it because for me it was a life saver.

Hope I never have to drink this stuff again tho, it almost made me vomit. But would go through the experience 1 million times to be done with the buzzing."

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03/22/2009: MARGIE from WIGAN, ENGLAND replies: "COULD SOMEONE TELL ME THE MEASUREMENTS FOR THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RECIPE FOR TINNITUS. CONFUSED ABOUT WHETHER ITS 8OZ OF WATER OR 80Z OF ACV. THANKS"

EC: You are right! No, 8 OZ of apple cider vinegar would be crazy. Typically one would take either 2 teaspoons or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water...

04/29/2009: J Pan from Langhorne, PA replies: "Oh, I used 8 oz of straight apple vinegar cider. I didn't dilute with any water. As I said, tasted awful, but I was desperate."
05/13/2009: Just Toni from Tempe, AZ replies: "J Pan, could you please say how long you had the ringing in your ears before trying this recipe? Days, months, or years? Did you have a recent exposure to a load noise, concert or guns? Or a cold, some kind of flu? Your further input could be helpful to many suffering souls. By the way is it still almost gone?"
08/14/2009: J. Madrigal from Edinburg, Tx replies: "What are the exact measurements for the acv remedy? Is it 8 oz. of apple cider vinegar or 8 oz. of water and 2 tbsps of acv plus the honey? Please respond. Please tell me that this actually works for the tinnitus, I'm really desperate."
09/22/2009: Trinity from Spokane, Wa replies: "Ok, so Im now as we speak trying the apple cidar vinegar for this ringing in my ears. Ringing started last night, usually goes away, but has not this time. i am also trying garlic willow oil in my ear, (only left ear) i have heard the ringing can be caused by bacteria or virus, or biotics being unbalanced after taking antibiotics. I will keep posted on if any of these worked for me. And yes, the 8oz of acv, is by far the most uncomfortable, and unpleasant taste ever!!!!!! the burn, and taste could make you pass out, but if it works, itll be worth it."
[NAY]  09/22/2009: Trinity from Spokane, Wa replies: "UPDATE ON ACV--------NAY. WILL NOT TAKE AGAIN. SPENT THE LAST HOUR NAUSEATED, AND FINALLY SPENT SOME TIME THROWING UP!!! RINGING NOT GONE, NOT EVEN DIMINISHED. IF ANYTHING MORE IRRITATED FROM THE VOMITING!!!WILL KEEP SEARCHING FOR CAUSE AND CURE I GUESS. AM LOOKING INTO CANDIDA CAUSES. ONLY TRY THE ACV IF YOU HAVE A VERY VERY TOUGH STOMACH TOLERANCE... TAKE WITH CAUTION."
09/22/2009: Tricia from Ireland replies: "Trinity - I sincerely hope you are diluting the acv and that it is not neat. If you aren't it won't be the ringing in your ears that will cause you concern."
09/23/2009: Tricia from Ireland replies: "Hi Trinity - my last reply was to your first post. When your throat, stomach and bum (I imagine thats suffering too) has settled and you will need to give it a few days. Try again. This time use only 2 tablespoons of the acv in a full (8oz preferably) glass of water. At the most this should be taken 3 times per day. Vinegar of any kind is exceptionally acidic so you may also need to take some acidophilus to balance your insides again. The more water you drink the faster you will recover from what must have been a pretty horrible couple of hours."
02/01/2013: Foxy Golf from Denver, Colorado replies: "FYI while apple cider vinegar is acidic to taste it is actually alkaline to the body. It has many therapeutic properties, apparently including the reduction or cessation of tinitus. Remember to clean your teeth after as the acid will attack the enamel. For those who find it tastes awful, try a teaspoon of honey with the mix"
[SIDE EFFECTS]  02/23/2013: Lisa from Houston, Texas replies: "I've had tinnitus for many years. I just started trying the ACV tonic recommended here (2 tsp acv, 8 oz water, honey). Twice/day for 2 days as of yesterday... Yesterday afternoon after a nap, I awoke to severe ringing in my ears. It's usually not that bad and it seemed to get worse as the afternoon, evening went on. I mean, like though I was going to go insane. Also, still woke up with it this morning bad as ever. Does it take a few days to work as in it "stirs up" the noise before calming it down? Also, I understand though it tastes acided, ACV alkalizes the body but have also heard the tonic should include baking soda to "make it alkaline". Thoughts on that please but mainly... If ACV is having no effect and perhaps making tinnitus worse the first few days, is it not going to work for me or should I push through?"
02/26/2013: Mvo from Jhb - Rsa replies: "Hi Lisa, I can't answer your question re ACV - what I found helped me was Swedish Bitters, I soaked a bit of cotton wool and put it in my ear and kept it there overnight - I found this advice in Health Through God's Pharmacy written by Maria Treben. Good luck."


[YEA]  06/25/2007: Dan from New York, New York: "I got a really bad cold a few days ago, and I could hardly stand not being able to breathe through my nose. Not only that, but the coughing, especially on the second and third days, was unbelievable. Finally my dad told me that he couldn't listen to my cough any more, but I didn't want to take any drugs/medicine. I found this site on Google and, of course, the first thing I saw was to drink Apple Cider Vinegar. I finally found some in the back of a cabinet and put some in a glass with honey. In less than ten minutes my cough had subsided to barely a tickle every five minutes and my nose cleared up so fast I could actually feel it loosening up. Not only that, but ACV also reduced the weird ringing in my ears and helped my upset stomach. I'm not saying that my cold is completely gone, but I'm easily 99% better than I have been in the last month. ACV is definitely the only thing for any kind of illness."


[YEA]  01/17/2007: Tamra : "In the apple cider vinegar remedy submitted by Gary from O'Fallon, MO he said to put a glass of water in the microwave and add 1 teaspoon honey. There was no mention of acv. Was it supposed to be one glass of acv with one teaspoon honey rather than the water?"


[YEA]  07/01/2006: Gary from O'Fallon, MO: "I bought some pills that were supposed to increase blood circulation to the inner ear. In the meantime, I started drinking Apple Cider & Honey (which I did years ago) OK. Here's the deal. Still taking the pills. Ringing is back in my ears. BUT, I haven't drank any ACV & Honey for a couple of days. Drank a big glass full this morning & am waiting for that damn noise to go away. Anyone who has never had this can't imagine how irrating it is. A constant squeeling in the ears. Sometimes it changes tones & have had it sound like someone was crushing Acorn Shells. Now U get the idea. I wasn't even aware I fixed it till I noticed "What's Happening" no noise. I have no doubt in my mind this is what made it go away.(ACV) What I do is put a glass of water in the Microwave for 1 minute & then add a teaspoon of honey. WARNING... That combination can take your breath away so go slow with it. After one drinks it for a while, it sort of tastes like a mixed drink. But, as I said"Sip it at first " or a lot of coughing will result. Hope it helps U if U have this problem. GARY. Oh ya, all the Ear Docs say is "That's a tough one to cure" Guess that's why all the Doc's are practicing Medicine. One more.. Thanks for the information on brushing one's teeth as I didn't even think of that."

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12/25/2009: Comlexion90309 from Ft. Worth, Texas replies: "Ok, so my son seems to have this sickness. I do believe in Apple Cider Vinegar to death. This was medicine before medicine. Now getting my 20 year old son to believe that we can overcome this illness. Tomorrow 12/25/2009 will be the first day he will try ACV, I will wake up and give him two tablespoons to one teaspoon of honey preferably both the oldest raw acv and honey I can find. I promise to give results on his condition asap. My son is in college and we refuse to give up."
06/15/2010: Lisa from Brandon, Florida, Usa replies: "Be careful of the dose. Taking so much all at once before testing on his body to see his tolerance level could undo all that good work you have done. I start with low dose and lots and lots of water. Sometimes detoxing so fast and hard can be painful especially if not used to it."
11/09/2012: Brandy from Los Angeles, California Usa replies: "We had been working in a dusty, musty and moldy area for a few days, and I woke up with a congested feeling neck and sinuses, a sore throat, and swollen glands all down my jaw.

One of my bodyworkers told me to mix a teaspoon of ACV in a smallish glass of warm water and gargle and hold the mix in the back of the throat for as long as you can.

I did so, and although it was still sharp tasting and made me cough a bit at first, I felt better almost immediately, and continued to heal throughout that day. I did not get sick or feel yucky again, and when I awoke a month or so later with a bad throat, I tried it again with the same positive result! I highly recommend the warm water/ACV gargle now!

I wonder if it would be safe in a neti pot... Or drip directly into the ears for tinnitus?

Either way, ACV is an amazing healer for the simpler annoying illnesses, and a bringer of health for all."


Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic

03/27/2013: Colleen from Greenwich, Ny, Us: "I recently got a severe ear infection which came on suddenly and within an hour of its onset I aquired a clogged feeling in my left ear and then tinnitus. I cleared up the ear infection within 5 days but over a week later I still have mild tinnitus and now outside noise and my own voice is amplified in it. I was wondering if anybody has suggestions or has anybody experienced this before. I still take ACV everyday but I stopped putting garlic in my ear. Maybe I should start that back up again. Thank you ahead of time for any help you can give me. Colleen"


03/17/2013: Colleen from Greenwich, Ny, Us: "Severe tinnitus immediately following an ear infection: Not even 6 hours ago I could feel an ear infection starting in my left it. It progressively got worse until it quickly grew into horrible dizziness and then ringing in my left ear. Right now i'm sitting here in the middle of the night with this loud ringing which is not allowing my to sleep. I've downed ACV and have had clove of garlic in my ear for the last 4 hours. The pain from the ear infection is nearly gone. I know I still have it when I yawn b/c I can still feel pain. I'm praying that when the inflammation goes down and the infection goes away the tinnitus will go away also. I'm hoping I can get any other ideas I'm not already trying. Has anybody else ever experienced this? I'm just amazed at how quickly this came on! I have a client who has SEVERE tinnitus is both ears and I see the effects it has on him so I'm extremely concerned!

Thanks for any help you can give. I'm hoping when I fall asleep I'll wake up and it'll be gone!!

Colleen"

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03/17/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Yes , I have had this for a L.... O.... N.... G TIME but recently put coconut oil on a q tip and it seemed a bit better.... I read to use some hydrogen peroxide first and then coconut oil. Mine is almost gone and when I hear it at all, I put a half pea size coconut oil in each ear, at bedtime, it melts in there and stops the buzzing. I put it in there one night and wait a couple days and put more in there. Whole lotta better YAY!"
03/18/2013: Oldriska from Prague, Czech Republic replies: "I know that acupuncture is recommended for tinnitus, but I haven't tried it myself for this condition (acupucture has, however, helped me greatly with trigeminal neuralgia)."
03/27/2013: Colleen from Greenwich, Ny, Us replies: "Thank you so much for the suggestions. I'm trying the coconut oil tonight. Have you found a lasting relief or is it temporary? Colleen"
04/28/2013: Colleen from Greenwich, Ny, Us replies: "Well, the coconut oil didn't do anything for me. Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks."
04/29/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "I also ingest coconut oil 3- 7 tsp a day in oatmeal and cocoa."


Avoid Electromagnetic Radiation

07/13/2012: Gianne from Livermore, Ca Usa: "I developed Tinnitus shortly after a Cell phone tower was erected across the street from where I live. I am sure this is the cause. I now have the ringing in my ears 24 x 7. The day I developed it, I spent walking around the cell tower with an EMF meter to measure the radiation in different areas. That night I heard the ringing for the first time and it has been non-stop ever since (over 1 year later). The only relief I have found is when I am away from civilization where there is no wi-fi, cell phones, cell towers, etc, it almost goes away entirely. Unfortunately, when I come back to civilization, it returns. I have also found that sleeping under a Faraday canopy which blocks all RF/Microwave radiation helps considerably and when I wake up in the morning, it is barely there."

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07/13/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Gianne, Not sure if you've been on here recently but not long ago I wrote regarding EMF protection. Have you considered earthing pads that you can use in your home for protection? I have one that I put my foot on for when I'm using the computer to protect me and one in my bed for protection at night. I also wear a q-link around my neck all the time which is an EMF protector. You can google both of these and find information regarding them.

I attended a Longevity Now Conference a few months ago where they had a panel of 5 different doctors and when asked what have you seen increase the most in the past 7-8 years they all said problems they believe arising from all the EMF people are being bombarded with. It is a very real problem. Anyway, I hope this information can help you in finding protection from the cell phone tower. Best to you, Lisa"


B12

09/15/2011: Connie from Slc, Ut: "Hi Remmo ; B12 deficiency is associated with the conditions of , vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Though nerve damage can be permanent, B12 can at least stop some of its progression by helping to produce myelin to recoat the axons. I had mild hearing loss, mild tinnitus, and severe vertigo. They are now gone. My husband has familial hearing loss and moderate tinnitus. He hasn't worsened, but he hasn't noticed improvement yet after 5 mnths. of B12 supplementation. I recommend a trial of methylcobalamin, an active form of B12, between 1000 mcg. - 5000 mcg. daily, available in sublingual lozenges. My husband takes 2500 mcg. daily, and I now take 5000 mcg. daily. With these high dosages, we find that we need extra potassium in our diets, but that side effect is what I would rather tolerate than the vertigo, nerve damage, etc. Some people have also found that supplementation with zinc, CoQ10, and vitamin E have been helpful, along with a reasonable amount of B-complex."

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10/14/2012: Monique from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA replies: "Hello All, I have ringing in my ears and it had started after my delivery of my third son whom is now 20 yrs old have not found a cure yet I've seen a Ear, Nose, Throat doctor have had an audio test done I do have loss in my right ear and vertigo I've had two MRI's done which ruled out arthritis in my skull I've seen a TMJ Peridontis he's ruled out tmj. I've lived with this ringing for over 20yrs, now so I'm going to try the B-12 remedy. I stopped taking Apple Cider Vinegar and now drink Kangan water which was recommended but still not working yet. I'm going to get B-12 today will post in a week. Thanks."
10/14/2012: Connie from Slc, Utah, Usa replies: "Hi Monique; I'm glad you've decided to try B12 for tinnitus. Many people with B12 deficiency also have tinnitus, and have been cured of it with high enough dosages, and some months required for healing.

Unfortunately, my husband still has it, but it is no worse. My tinnitus returned recently, it was mild. I was also having other low B12 symptoms, so I increased the dosage. Again, the symptoms stopped.

I also had vertigo again, milder tmj, siatica, and another shingles outbreak before increasing B12.

Some of these symptoms/conditions may take some months to heal. Some people, myself included, require high dosages daily, for life, especially with neurological symptoms. (vertigo is one). I'm now taking 10-15 mgs. Daily of sublingual methylcobalamin. I have an unusually high need, and most people won't need this much, but I feel I should include this for people with neurological symptoms.

I hope it works for you as well, or better!"

10/15/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Monique, since you don't seem to have found any answers by specialists in western medicine, you might want to consider exploring Traditional Chinese medicine. The body is seen very differently in that modality and treated as a whole rather than in parts which is how western medicine treats the body. For instance, the vertigo and ringing in the ears probably have nothing to do with that area but rather one or some of your organs out of balance. You would be treated most likely with acupuncture and maybe Chinese herbs as well. It's something to consider. I have seen TCM effective for so many issues where western medicine could not address the root of the problem. Hope this helps. Lisa"
12/16/2012: Maryfrom Springfieldmo from Springfield, Mo replies: "this is for connie from sic ut

how is your tinnitus doing now? how long after you start taking b-12 did you notice improvement, trying to find some relief."


Blackstrap Molasses

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[YEA]  09/21/2007: Tammy from St. Louis, MO: "Hi. I have been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer (spread to the bones). I have become anemic. Dr. said to take in more iron. I bought blackstrap molasses unsulphured. Took a tablespoon Tuesday evening, a tablespoon Wednesday morning. Noticed Wednesday afternoon I "had energy" & then realized that after a 4 block walk at a fast pace did not leave me winded and fatigue my legs (the Saturday before I became winded and fatigued after only 1 block). Went home from work, took another tablespoon, did heavy gardening until 10:00 that night. Was still feeling energized! Took the same amount of blackstrap Thurday and Friday (today). Here is the amazing part: when I am anemic, I get tinnitus - sound in my ears. It is a pulsating sound like I can hear my blood pulsating through my veins. The more anemic I am, the louder the tinnitus. I've been through this before. Took blood transfusions and the tinnitus went away. My last treatment regimen for the cancer worked (for awhile) and as I got better from the medication, my blood got better, and the tinnitus gradually went away. Now, since taking the blackstrap (starting three days ago), each night I notice the tinnitus is lessened. Last night it was BARELY audible and was not constant. I expect tonight it will not be there at all. (Night time is when I notice it when all is very quiet). I would bet were I to have my blood tested today, my red blood cell and platelet counts would be either normal or just about normal. OK, I am truly amazed. Is it the blackstrap? Ok, next thing to try: hydrogen peroxide. Then apple cider vinegar! God bless you all for sharing!"

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10/06/2010: Litsa from Fairbanks, Alaska replies: "I just want you to know for people who suffer for anemia I use chlorophyl-1 tsp full in the morning mixing with water and drink it everyday you will see fast results. I hope this help"






 



 

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