Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
- Avoid Electromagnetic Radiation
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Breast Milk
- Cell Phone Volume Caused Ringing in the Ears
- Chelated Magnesium
- Chug Water
- Colloidal Silver
- Dietary Changed, Acupuncture
- Essiac Tea
- Flax and Psyllium Very Promising Remedy
- General Feedback
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Linked to Beta Blockers
- Low Blood Pressure
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Multiple Remedies
- Pulsatile Tinnitus
- Remedies Needed
- Sound Therapy
- Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback
- Vitamin A
02/05/2013: Sal from Redondo Beach, California, Usa: "Luis, How can I obtain the Ipran and Plus-Par in the United States? Do you know the ingredients of the Ipram besides the Lexipro? what are the specific amino acids mixed with it? Thank you, ..."
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Cell Phone Volume Caused Ringing in the Ears
[YEA] 7/26/2007 from Los Angeles: "I bought a cell phone recently and adjusted the volume on both the earpiece and phone to high. Within a day I started to get intense ringing in my ears, mostly in my left ear, which is the one I hold the phone up to when I can't find my earpiece. I decided after a few days of the high pitched eeeeeeee that the only thing that was different in my life was the new cell phone. I turned down the volume and the ringing stopped. What a no brainer! Heh heh."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/23/2007: Kelly from Charlotte, Nc: "I wrote in a few weeks ago about my whirring right ear. I can only lay on one side without hearing it. I think my back or neck may need to be adjusted. This is my 3rd day taking the magnesium and it may be working. I've tried the peroxide and my ear is very tender on the inside. Do you have any other suggestions? I really don't want to go have a doctor dig in it if there's something i can do. I found a link from your site (i think) about chinese herbs for tinnitus and ear problems. do you recommend this? Please let me know asap. Thanks for the site!!"Replies
03/19/2011: Pam from Millstone, Nre Jersey replies: "check to see if you clench your teeth at night. I had the same thing with my left ear. Alot of pressure like an inside earache. The doctor said it could be the jaw bone pushing up on the ear canal. Suggested I go to dentist and get plastic teeth guards to prevent me from clenching and grinding teeth at night. Also wants me to get an MRI. Going to wait and see first and do alot of praying that it goes away first. The doctor put me on steroids for a week for the imflamation, even though anti inflamitory drugs can make it worse, same as alcohol, salt and caffeine. Still have the ringing but noticed the pressure is lightening up. Hopefully the ringing will reduce but for now it's still there- not as bad as 5 days ago when it first started. I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar tonight! I feel for everyone here. I know what you're going through! "
[YEA] 05/15/2007: Tom from Melbourne, Australia: "I trawled the net in search of a remedy for my sudden onset tinnitus (noise induced trauma). Reading between the lines of some medical sites I noticed that trials were being undertaken to test the efficacy of chelated magnesium and the role of beta and anti histamines to alleviate the symptoms.
Figuring I had nothing to lose, I bought some chelated magnesium and started taking the maximum recommended dose. I also took some Polarimine (old style anti-histamine which can cause drowsiness...)according to the recommended dose. Within 2 days my tinnitus symptoms improved remarkably during quiet periods. It is still loud in areas of high background noise but even that seems to be reducing somewhat. My hearing also seems to be returning to reasonable normalcy after the initial trauma. I hope this anecdote helps others."Replies
06/04/2008: Sen from San Jose, CA replies: "Hi, Tom. Could you kindly let me know if the chelated magnesium worked? I have been having noise induced tinnitus for over 6 years now. Thanks."
[YEA] 02/20/2011: Jen from Alexandria, Va: "I've had ringing in my ears for about 4 or 5 days. This my first experience with Tinnitus other than hearing feedback from concerts every now and again. I just leaned my head back and drank a 16 ounce bottle of water. I could hear the ringing reduce as I drank. When I finished, the ringing was almost gone.
I discovered this as a fluke by following up on suggestions from other EC posts. One said to put your head on your chest, another said the ringing may come from allergies. My allergic reactions are reduced when I drink water so as I chugged a bottle, the sound faded. I guess leaning your head back works as well as leaning it forward.
Off to drink some ACV as a back-up! Thanks for the great remedies!!! "
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/21/2011: Patti from Toledo, Ohio/usa: "I used Similisan Homeopathic drops for ear wax removal in the morning. In the evening, before bed, with a rubber ear syringe, I gently squirted Colloidal silver in one ear, laid on the other side for 5 minutes, then absorbed the colloidal silver with a clean wash cloth as it drained out when I sat up. Then did the same to the other ear. The next morning, I used the same treatment with just the colloidal silver but leaving it in each ear for approximately 30 minutes per ear. This has reduced the loud ringing/tinnitus approximately 90%."Replies
12/20/2011: Lynn from O'fallon, Illinois replies: "Could you update us on the effectiveness of colloidal silver? Has the improvement continued? Thank you."
Dietary Changed, Acupuncture
[YEA] 12/14/2009: Stephen from Bronx, Ny: "Hey guys I "HAD" severe tinnitus in both my ears. I suffered a hole in my ear drum when I was 12 .Then I played hard rock in a band from 17 to 23. I changed my diet (mainly staying away from alcohol sugar and salt)Stopped playing in my band and started going to accupunture and my tinnitus has gone from a rating of a 9 out of 10 to about a 2. I am so thankful this helped for me. And im sure if I start using a supplement or Appler Cider Vinegar it will completely go away. I hope my testimonial could help someone else with a similar situation."
05/22/2009: Luis from Cali, Colombia: "Tinnitus and DMSO:
DMSO used together with vasoactive drugs was administered by injection, and DMSO in combination with anti-inflamatory preparations was applied externally.
The treatment consisted of one daily intramuscular injection of Ipran (a Chilean drug), a preparation based on DMSO in combination with buphenine and aminoacids. The investigator was in this Chilean study was Dr.Aristides Zuniga. In addition to the injections, the external ear canal of the particular ear hearing the irritating sound was treated with 2 ml. of a medicinal spray containing DMSO and anti-inflammatory drugs described as Plus-Par (a Chilean Drug. The spray applications were made every four days during the entire period of treatment. In nine of the fifteen patients, the subjective discomfort and head noise disappeared completely after one month of treatment. In two others the noise diminished considerably in intensity but did not totally disappear. Four patients retained tinnitus but described it as changed and sporadic, especially when they were exposed to the cold in the morning. Patients who had complained of nausea and positional dizzinesss from the condition before treatment didn't have these sensations after it. They also lost their persistent insomnia, as well as headache, neurotic anguish,and ear pain."
11/25/2010: Alberto from Maracaibo, Venezuela replies: "For Luis, could you please give me some more detail of your treatment. I have been a tinnitus sufferer for 2 years now. Thank you, alberto villasmil raven."
03/14/2012: Theeseer from Medellin, Colombia replies: "I use a spray of 100% DMSO into the ear followed by a 1% cortisone cream swab. I take magnesium, B vitamins, Bioflavonoids, curcumin and a combination vitamin from "tru nature vitamins" which has gingko biloba and vinpocetine. The most important addtion is also pregenolone a steroid precursor that not only is the material form which other hormones are made but is well known to help heal the brain and has been tested in the past to improve brain function and reduce inflammation. 50-150 mgs per day available over the counter in the USA. My tinnitus was caused by a serious flu virus complicated by a swim and a sauna which allowed the flu to invade the ear ducts. The tinnitus that resulted was severe. Now five weeks later one ear is silent and the other is 75% improved. I hope this helps someone."
02/05/2013: Sal from Redondo Beach, California, Usa replies: "Luis, How can I obtain the Ipran and Plus-Par in the United States? Do you know the ingredients of the Ipram besides the Lexipro? what are the specific amino acids mixed with it? Thank you, Sal."
[YEA] 07/29/2012: B.A. from Internet, Earth: "Essiac Tea for Tinnitus
Two years ago I developed what first appeared to be a wart on my nose. It grew bigger and uglier over then next month. A dermatologist diagnosed it as first stage cancer. She wanted to cut a piece of my nose off. I decided to look into other possibilities.
I took essiac and after several weeks (just as I was beginning to think it didn't work) the "wart" started to appear dry and crusty. Two days later it simply fell off, no scar, no reoccurrence... Nothing. I also found that the brain tumor surgery-related tinnitus (ringing in the ear) that I'd had for over a dozen years had also disappeared. That seemed to back up many of the anecdotal reports I'd read and heard. So I started my mother on it.
Her doctor had told her that her age-related tinnitus was untreatable and that she'd soon go deaf. Several days after drinking essiac tea she called to let me know her tinnitus had completely disappeared, it hasn't returned since (a year later).
I'm NOT selling this stuff, and I don't think anything is a magic bullet for everyone, but just about any protocol for cancer I've read that embraces "alternative" solutions usually includes essiac tea (unless it's contraindicated with specific treatments like Cantron/Cancell).
There's an excellent book on essiac called The Essiac Report by Richard Thomas (published by the Alternative Treatment Network, Los Angeles, CA (1993). It backs up what I'd read in other sources that JFK's physician had publicly announced that essiac cured his colon cancer in the early 60s"Replies
07/29/2012: Mary from Springfield, Mo replies: "I was wondering how much tea to drink for tinnitus?"
Flax and Psyllium Very Promising Remedy
[YEA] Seetal from Brampton, Ontario: "i started taking ground flaxseed and psyllium husks 1-1 tsp mix together and mix in warm milk drink it quickly b/4 go to bed at night glucosmine capsule 2 a day 1 in the morning 1 at night. i noticed my ears are not noisy any more. I had this problem for 10-12 years"Replies
05/19/2007: Burcu from Ankara, Turkey replies: "question about the type of tinnitus of Ontario. was Ontario's tinnitus noiseborne and did he have loss of hearing before healing?"
[YEA] 04/08/2008: Molly from Madison, USA: "I had severe tinnitus for almost a decade. 24/7, there was a constant high frequency screech in my ears. Initially, I'd thought that I had become sensitive to noise, that I was hearing some type of generator or air conditioner in the far distance.
Anyway, I searched the Net in the 90s for a tinnitus cure, but nothing I tried had any impact.
I did become very interested in herbs, though, and in one book containing a chapter about garlic, the author mentioned that to get rid of an earache, simple get a bottle of cheap garlic oil pearls at the drug store, and at bedtime, pierce one of the pearls with a STERILE pin, and then squeeze the contents in the ear.
Months later, when it felt like I was on the verge of an earache, I decided to see if I could avoid one by using one garlic oil capsule.
The following morning, the longterm severe tinnitus was absent from that ear, and even greatly reduced in the other ear --- which that night I treated with ONE garlic oil pearl.
That was it - severe, persistent, LOUD screeching tinnutus of a decade's length was gone - and it has never once returned ever since.
Also, each morning, I'd notice that the ear treated with the garlic oil had drained out onto the pillow case overnight, and the discharge was totally deep dark black.
Obviously, I'd had an infection in my ears, but there was never any sensation of an earache or physical discomfort typical of an infection, simply the loud high frequency screech."Replies
04/16/2010: Dee from Central Texas, Tx replies: "Perhaps the garlic soaked into the jaw area and killed microbes. Many people have undetected infections in their teeth/jaws. A biologic dentist told me of a patient who was suddenly freed from long term tinnitus as he cleaned out a back molar."
01/05/2011: Elyza from Stevens Point, Wi replies: "Molly, do use the garlic oil every night, now, or just when you feel an ear infection coming on?"
10/01/2011: David T from Greenville, Sc replies: "There are different types of tinnitis and the causation will differ also. The garlic solution worked because that tinnitis problem was probably virally induced and garlic is an anti-viral. But notice the residue came out also. That means a wax buildup is there so anyone with ear problems first make sure the ear canal is cleaned... But main issue of tinnitis for many people could be an infection. Infection could cause tinnitis or equilibrium problems. If one has on-going tinnitis at least try colloidal silver gently shot up both ear with an ear syringe. Again, make sure the canal is clear of wax. The reason some people get water "stuck" in the ear canal is usually because of wax buildup issues."
08/02/2011: Jeannine from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl: "Hi, I just read something about someone needing a neck adjustment so I want to warn that is how I got my immediate onset of tinnitus. My husband just found this site for me so I'll try the ACV as well as other things. Acupuncture btw changed the pitch from a horribly high sound to something a little more acceptable. At least I can sleep now :) Stress really affects it but it anyone knows how to rid one's life of that, I'd love to know! ;) When this first happened to me back last October of 2010 and especially by January, I thought I "could not" live with the condition. NONSENSE... I can!"
06/17/2011: Ben from Pittsburgh, Pa: "There are actually a number of great remedies that have success in fully curing Tinnitus. If you are looking for Tinnitus Help then you can check out the site http://etinnitushelp.com
I found it very useful."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/19/2011: Josh from Philadelphia, Pa: "I developed tinnitus suddenly after a 15 minute cell phone call on speakerphone, during which the sound quality was very rattly and metallic, with the high points sounding something like breaking glass. The volume wasn't very loud or next to my ear - it was just a very cacophonous rattly pitch. Right afterwards my ears were ringing and my left ear continued to ring for over a week, at which time I visited an ear doctor who pulled out a large hunk of earwax and the ringing abated while in the office, but soon started up after I left (or maybe the white noise of air conditioning in the office disguised the ringing).
After a week of continuous ringing I theorized that the wild frequencies during the phone call screwed up my ears' micro-hairs, and that perhaps coaxing them back to harmony would take the opposite kind of sound frequency - a single balanced continuous tone (along with self-healing affirmations and a belief that my ear was healing). On youtube I found a 528 hz solfeggio frequency tone (just a single continuous tone) and played it over and over via good Bose headphones. After two days my tinnitus abated considerably. I have to mention at the same time I started listening to the tones, my devout grandmother prayed for my hearing, so whether it was the 528 hz tone, the prayers or some other factor (additional vitamins, garlic oil in the ear a few times, and CoQ10 supplements), I do not know. My ear is still sensitive to high pitched squeaky sounds and I wear an earplug to give my ear a rest, but the ringing is probably only 5-10% of what it was two weeks ago and I can live with it, whereas I could not before. I think the first step is believing you can be cured, rather than listening to doctors who say it cannot be cured. If a cut or broken bone heals, so can your ears."Replies
08/20/2012: Riverchaser from Tarrytown, NY replies: "Thank you Josh from Philly. I think my tinnitus is a response to the growling sound of my cell phone vibration alarm or, a combination of small gentle ringing and that repeated vibration.
One morning I woke up and realized my cell phone had been making this repetative vibration sound while at the same time, I was sleeping/dreaming, I dreamt I was also hearing the cell phone vibration alarm and then woke. Ever since, about a week ago, I have this pulsing/drowing sound in my left year. I immediatly removed the phone from my bed and placed it across the room. The day before I removed it from my bedroom. Perhaps, there is a connection to cell phone and towers, computer waves etc and ringing in ones ears.
Tonight I placed a few very small pieces of garlic in a cotten ball and put it in my ear. It worked for an infection two years ago so maybe it might work for my recent tinnitus. I will try the ALA and the ACV deluted in water:)
Thank everyone who made time to share their experience and ideas. I hope we all find a cure."
09/03/2012: Leonardj replies: "Hi, I think a great place to start for many people that have tinnitus is simply using drops of olive oil to remove excess ear wax from the ears. I belive most people who have tinnitus have the category known as Subjective Tinnitus, which is where only you yourself can hear the sounds. One of the main causes of Subjective Tinnitus can be a build up of Ear Wax. Hope this helps. Leonard"
10/22/2012: Densiav from Munich, Germany replies: "Hi, My mom has suffered from ear tinnitus for over 20 years. Me being a long-time yoga practicioner and instructor, I adviced her to change her food choices, as tinnitus in combination with vertigo (her case) are often a result of something called unbalanced vata dosha - one of three main governing principles in ayurveda.
I'm not sure how you all feel about alternative approach, but where conventional therapy can't help, this is your only chance - and it worked for her!
She started eating as I suggested and in one month the ringing noise was gone:
- eat warm food, moderately heavy textures, added butter and fat; preferrably salt, sour, and sweet tastes
- use foods such as: warm milk, cream, butter, warm soups, stews, hot cereals, fresh baked bread.
- vata is a cold dry dosha, therefore warm, nourishing foods such as these are good for stabilizing it
- have a good nourishing breakfast is very important (hot cereals, cream of rice or wheat, warm oatmeal etc.)
- spices: cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, ginger, cloves in moderation.
- avoid: cold meal (cold salads, iced water, raw vegetable, greens), caffeine products, bitter tastes, sweets.
If taken a holistic approach - trying some effective treatment methods as suggested above together with change of food choices, I am sure it's possible for anyone to start enjoying a true silence soon (unless the condition is associated with permanent damage of inner ear..)."
10/22/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Densiav, do you know about tinnitus with hearing loss without vertigo?"
10/22/2012: Wayhealthy from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "I love warm foods now that it's fall! My LOUD ear-ringing of several years has quieted to a barely audible hum since starting my ascorbic acid at very high amounts, a mere 5 days ago. I had also had trouble with my mind racing, thoughts coming jumbled and fast, even when asleep! That, too, is gone. I am so happy about these improvements, and I had all but given up hope that either would ever resolve. --T"
10/23/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Way, what is your "very high amounts" of ascorbic acid and do you take it with baking soda to make sodium ascorbate as Ted recommends?"
10/24/2012: Waymore from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "Hi Somewhere! I have just now heard of Ted's mixture, adding baking soda to Vit. C, and ought to buy his book soon, just to see what's in there! Perhaps sodium ascorbate is a better form of Vit C.... I don't know. Ted?
To answer your question: I am taking a staggered mix of lypospheric Vit C -without food- about two packs of 1,000mg each, three times a day. I try to fit in three Emergen-C packs, 1,000mg each, with ascorbic acid powder, 1 teaspoon mixed into each drink -with food. Total: Between 10-12 grams.
I plan to only take this amount for about two-three weeks, then drop down to slightly lower amounts for maintainence and slow-but-steady improvement. My plan of action is based on much reading of doctor's research first, so is fairly sound, and I tolerate it really well, and feel wonderful.
Next, I am adding Ted's idea, of Borax and sea salt, 1/8th of a tspn of each in a liter of water, sipped throughout the day. I plan on feeling even better! --T."
03/24/2011: Neal from Lafayette, La: "I have ringing in my ears (tinnitus). Would the Mini Beet Protocol cure this? It's supposed to re-build the DNA."Replies
09/27/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "Just to validate your experience with, shall we say, 'tones', I also hear polyphonic ear ringing sound. It is constant, yet changes, and is as you describe so accurately.
My mind also feels very flighty, fast, speedy when trying to sleep. Perhaps we are undergoing some kind of change at this time. Perhaps it is harp. Perhaps, perhaps. One fellow believes he got ray-gunned. I believe just about anything is possible nowadays. Mine first came when I was outside reading, and I suddenly felt like I was being blasted with something high-pressured. It has never left, three years now.
I get brief relief by stopping my ears with my fingers and applying medium pressure for a moment.
Stranger still, there is mention of 'noise' and a 'noisome noise' in Scripture, which can be aided as described just above, with fingers in ears. How odd is that? --T."
12/04/2012: Davy from Port, Or replies: "There are people who are sensitive to frequencey of cell phones, computers and the electrical meters they put on your homes limiting the use may help My ND told me high to use garlic mullein oil, and I also take high doses of vitamin C and 1/4 tsp sea salt mixed"
03/09/2011: Colleen from Ny: "I am a massage therapist working on a client who has severe tinnitus due to a physical injury. I've narrowed the cause down to his SCM's, levator scap and I have to assume the scalenes. My question is, has anybody helped their tinnitus (which was due to a physical injury) with massage or some other modality to the neck muscle? I'm using very light pressure and still causing much pain. How long did it take to see results? How often were you getting treated? Was it light or deep pressure? I really would like to help this person. A chiropractor is now involved also so hoping the combo will help. Any advice will be much appreciated!!