Genuine help for the tinnitus sufferer.

Posts by Dr Charles Smithdeal

Hyperacusis, Misopohonia, or Noisy Neighbors?

Does it annoy you to hear someone chew their food, slurp a soda through a straw, or chomp noisily on ice once the soda is finished? UP to 40% of adults who suffer anxiety from tinnitus also had a prior condition called misophonia. Misophonia–which means a dislike of specific sounds–is also called Selective Sound Sensitivity…

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What Is Tinnitus and What Can Be Done For It?

If you suffer from tinnitus, your first question probably is, “Can anything be done about this ringing in the ears?” The answer is YES! A great deal can be done to help. But first you need to understand what it is. Tinnitus is a phantom auditory perception. That is, a sound heard inside your ears…

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Tinnitus, Insulin Resistance, and Diabetes

In an earlier post–Fullness in the Ears, Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss–I discussed Endolymphatic Hydrops (EH) and substance sensitivities. I pointed out that sensitivity to wheat often results in increased fluid and pressure within the enclosed inner-ear structures. This increased pressure can produce symptoms of tinnitus, nerve-type hearing loss, and vertigo. Sensitivity to substances other than…

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Fullness In The Ear, Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss

Many conditions cause a feeling of fullness in your ears. I’ve addressed several that are temporary and easily remedied in an earlier post, “Stuffiness And Ringing in My Ears.” Today’s post deals with an often baffling condition called endolymphatic hydrops(EH.) It is sometimes referred to as Meniere’s disease, though this title is misleading.  Meniere’s disease …

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Stuffiness and Ringing In My Ears

Some Individuals with tinnitus have occasional feelings of fullness in one or both ears. This feeling may be accompanied by a fluctuating hearing loss. That is, along with the feeling of fullness, the hearing suddenly gets very bad, and when the fullness goes away, the hearing improves. This often occurs in only one ear at…

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Tinnitus: Where Should I Begin?

If you experience ringing in the ears, you may very well ask, “Can I get rid of this noise once and for all?” In the best of situations, the noise of tinnitus will go away completely. In others, you can reduce the intensity of the sound AND train your brain to largely ignore it. To…

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Tinn’-i-tus Vs Ta-night’-us

How we pronounce a word is certainly not the most important issue in the world. If we’re going to discuss this terrible scourge, however, we should at least mention where the name originated and how we pronounce it. The Latin root word for tinnitus is tinnire–meaning “to ring.” Even The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster…

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Welcome To Tinnitus Control Center

If you suffer from intractable noise in your ears, my primary message to you is this: YOUR ANXIETY AND SUFFERING  FROM  TINNITUS CAN BE RELIEVED! Many tinnitus sufferers have been told by their doctors: “Sorry, you’ll just have to live with the noise,” or, “There’s nothing we can do for the ringing in your ears,”…

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