Instead of looking for a long term solution, how about seeing your doctor about the problem right now? there are probably some solutions, at least partial ones that should reduce the annoyance. If you have done so already please disregard this message...
there is no cure for tinnitus associated with hearing loss.
some ringing in the ears is actually a real phsyical thing(although rare) that can be GENERATED by the ears,and thereby heard by people in the same room with the sufferer.
our ears have a reflex to defend against loud noises. that is they vibrate themselves(the nerves/cilia in the inner ear) to counter high energy sensed or anticipated coming from the outside(this reflex protects the ears from the sound of the voice coming from inside the head, too).
supposedly, sufferers can be trained to simply ignore the constant ringing. a kind of psychological filtering.
nerve regeneration is what is needed. if nanotechnology can regenerate nerves,then,yeah, it would help. if not, then, no.
i know a guy who has a pot prescription for tinnitus.
sometimes, nerves will regenerate themselves, given time and silence, to a degree. loud noises 'shock' potassium out of the nerves, and it can return over time. if you're unlucky, it never returns, and the nerves are effectively dead.
noise tolerance works on a linear scale, ie. if your ears are damaged by one hour of loud music, the same damage will occur in one half hour if the sound is twice as loud. hearing protection is even more important if you already have hearing loss.
10th July 2009 - 09:59 AM