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Old Mon, Apr-09-18, 02:31
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JEY100 JEY100 is offline
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
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Originally Posted by leisha
I'm following this. Mine are buzzing away right now!
A common reason for tinnitus is progressive maybe mild hearing loss in both ears over time from noise exposure, age, etc. In that case, the first two treatment options of General Wellness and Hearing aids should be considered. The ATA has a good explanation of how hearing aids can mask the tinnitus, and a list of approved specialists who are not just selling devices from a suitcase.

The definition of a "healthy diet" is completely open, even caffeine and alcohol consumption left to the individual after self-monitoring. I consider LC, which keeps blood glucose low and my weight at a normal BMI, "healthy". No GP or Otolaryngologist at Duke has questioned it, especially since the tinnitus has not become better or worse in 28 years.
Hope it gets better for you!

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Old Thu, Apr-19-18, 05:53
SilverEm SilverEm is offline
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If I stay strict with my food plan, the noise is less. Carbs too high makes the noise worse.

I also run fans which allow me to listen to noise outside my skull, rather than inside.
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Old Mon, Apr-30-18, 21:18
Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is offline
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I've had tinnitus since I was in my early to mid 20s & I didn't have diabetes then. It wasn't bad then, but certainly is now! I've not found anything helpful except simply accepting it.

While my usual sound is a high-pitched squeal, I've occasionally this last year had 2 new sounds: one sounds like someone marching heavily, the other is a rhythmic whooshing sound. I finally figured out that I'm probably hearing my heartbeat. But it's still a bit upsetting when I wake in the middle of the night hearing someone tromping back & forth in the living room!

Other than the tinnitus, my hearing is pretty good.

Janet - my sister had a virus a few years ago that left her deaf in one ear. I'll have to ask her if she also has tinnitus - it's never come up in conversation.
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