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I have a mild case. My grandfather had it more disturbingly. I haven't found that becoming primal has changed it. It is worse if I'm congested or conversely, on those really hot days when I spend almost 24 hours in an air conditioned environment.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
I have a noise induced hearing loss (tinnitus). not much , diet wise helps. have had this for decades, but recently , my ENT gave me a sample bottle of Lipoflavonoids- it WORKS! it actually does lessen the tinnitus. i wish i had an organic tinnitus, but mine is from loud environments and standing next to load speakers(marshall amps-led Zeppelin, etc!) . it is $30 a bottle though ! i use it when i have I little extra money, but it really does work. can get it at most pharmacies.
I have had tinnitus for years now. The doctors aren't sure if it was caused by me being a percussionist, or from a genetic disorder I have that has (and will continue) to effect my hearing. Whatever the cause, it's pretty serious for me. I do notice that as my blood pressure rises (from stress or whatever the cause) it gets worse. Whatever causes cranial pressure too, such as headaches seem to amplify it.
But diet? Other than helping to keep headaches at bay and blood pressure down, it has done little to nothing for my tinnitus. Sorry for the bad news!
"The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."
I've had tinnitus since working at a stupid factory job near noisy die cutting machines when I was young, foolish and broke. Wherever I go I have earplugs in my purse now, because you never know when you'll find yourself victimized by loud noise. I have not found any cure. I just know two things make it worse: a long car ride, and aspirin.
It bugs me that I can go camping in a wilderness where you can't even hear cars, and rather than the silence below the pines, I hear my own whining damaged nerves.
It really depends on the cause of the tinnitus I've nerve damage related hearing loss (which I actually can't tell, it is so minor), but it gave me tinnitus 24-7, it's been about 15 years now that my ears have been making at 2-3 different noises at the same time. I've adjusted to it - not that I had much of a choice. It would be nice to HEAR silence, but I've learned how to focus so that it doesn't bother me near as much as it once did. Colds, stress, sinus pressure all serve to make it more noticeable.
recently , my ENT gave me a sample bottle of Lipoflavonoids- it WORKS! it actually does lessen the tinnitus.
"Lipoflavonoid is sold as a dietary supplement. It is composed of eriodictyol glycoside (a bioflavonoid found naturally in the peel of lemons) and the following vitamins: vitamin B6 and B12 (B complex), vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, choline, inositol, and pantothenic acid."
I've had tinnitus my entire adult life due to repeated ear infections and no less than three rounds of antibiotics every year since my teens. Who knows which caused which, nobody to blame at this point, but a paleo diet has helped immensely.
No diet related changes have helped. Getting a hearing aid did help lessen the noise in the ear I have the hearing aid for. The unaided ear still has very loud noise. I ignore it most times but once I tune into it it is deafening.