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... in response to Hope for Those with Tinnitus
  1. patricia webb patricia webb United States says:

    Have tinnitus for 10 yrs. Got it right before husband got really sick and I had had throat surgery which no one associates with anything. Have spend thousands of dollars on the Neuromonics device which I was assured would greatly help me. My husband had died by this time and I was trying anything. A lot of acupuncture, chiropractic. Am on meds. now for anxiety and to sleep. It's a lonley world when you are alone and don't hear much encouragement.

    • Tom Gugliotta Tom Gugliotta United States says:

      I went through a period of PTSD.  During that time, it could have been the stress or the antidepressants the doctors were pumping into me just to shut me up.  Over the course of a week, I developed hyperacusis and then tinnitus.  They hyperacusis is gone now but the hissing and ringing in my right ear and head have never stopped.  That was almost 17 years ago.  I too spent thousands on hearing aids, acupuncture, chiropractic and useless herbs and vitamins.  Anyone that could make a buck took advantage of me.  I just don't understand why drug companies aren't researching this.  There is a gold mine to be had if there was something that worked.

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