I have had ringing/buzzing in my ears for as long as I can remember and it seems to be getting louder. I haven't had my ears checked in a very long time, but the last time I did, the doctor told me that nothing could be done about it. I don't buy into that anymore and have decided to begin looking for healing. A number of things have been recommended to me from ear candling and cranio-sacral therapy to rolfing (I did 12 sessions 2 years ago) and seeing a dentist who specializes in TMJ. I'm assuming I should have the ears checked first, then look at other things that could be contributing or causing the tinnitus. I appreciate any advice or experiences that others are willing to share.
Posted by Walt Stoll on September 01, 1998 at 10:31:37:
In Reply to: Tinnitus posted by Pam on August 31, 1998 at 16:26:14:
You probably got the structural suggestions from me. I hope I made it clear that the standard hearing exam (by an Otolaryngologist) was the first thing to do. I may have assumed that you would not be asking if that had not already been done.
ANYHOW, when the Otolaryngologist says there is nothing to be done, THAT is the time to do the structural things. THEN, if they do not resolve this, self-hypnosis is the single most effective thing one can use to tune it out (almost universally effective). I would do THIS as a last resort since it is not a good idea to mask a cause.
Careful of dentists specializing in TMJ. The most important resolution for TMJ is eliminating the total body bracing always behind it.