Something I’ve never mentioned before, but thought I’d do a post on is that I have ‘Tinnitus’. It’s something that is not by any means a serious condition. It is however a very stressful medical problem, that when it persists for a lengthy period, does contribute negatively to one’s feelings of well-being.
While I’ve had it periodically for many years, it has never persisted like it has recently. It’s been a continual presence for several months. I would suppose it’s because of the physical and emotional stress that has been taking place. It does exacerbate the condition.
Years ago I used to have the type whereby you hear your own heartbeat in your ear(s). This episode is different in that it is a ringing… an echo ringing constantly in my left ear. I believe that most times it is in one ear and not both, though I’m not an expert.
I think that it is very common and a lot of people have it, but not always as annoying and persistent as I have now. Because I did see an ENT for my nose, I decided to ask him about the Tinnitus, and he did an MRI just to rule out the possibility of a benign tumor which is very rare but because of the auditory test he did and found out that certain pitches I didn’t hear, he thought he would do it. The test was negative.
Because I literally was beside myself in the past months I did some online research and found a company in the U.K. started by a man who suffered from this condition who set out to see if he could do something. It had been a common knowledge that ‘background sound’ could help, such as listening to music or ‘white sound’. So he started with that premise and developed some CD’s with different sounds or pitches. Since every person is not the same there are many different sounds. There is a little more to it.
In any case I decided to buy them. It’s cost is $29.99 I believe. I should mention that when I did so, because they didn’t send them to me as promptly as I thought they were going to, I started to second-guess my decision and asked for a refund. I not only received the refund but an apology from the owner of this company, and he sent me the CD’s as well for free. That really impressed me.
These are downloaded (in my case to my computer) and then I plug in ear phones and listen to various ones, that I choose. You don’t need to use earphones, but it is better to do so. It does give me temporary respite, and the concept is that the sounds are played for ‘x’ amount of seconds and then ‘x’ amount of silence hoping to expand the time that the Tinnitus is present.
Anyway, for anyone who reads this and may have this condition I’m giving a link to where you can learn about this company called ‘Hush Tinnitus, and hope it helps someone else. The first link you can try it for free. The second link is the premise of the treatment.