6 steps to complete Tinnitus relief
STEP 1. Exclude objective cause (such as ear infection, etc.). This has to be done by your ENT specialist before further steps.
STEP 2. Fix the spine and jaws with a physiotherapist. Great physiotherapist techniques for tinnitus are:
- Soft tissue technique
- Dynamic neuromuscular stabilizations according to Kolar
- Trigger points by Travell a Simons
STEP 3. Pink Noise sound therapy based on Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff, with a sound generator or mp3 player to:
Measure your tinnitus every day to see progress.
Find what makes your tinnitus worse/better with a tinnitus diary.
Disconnect the fixation of your brain on tinnitus.
The pink noise could be generated by:
Phonak, Siemens, or Audifon noise generators (expensive option)
I prefer an mp3 player before sound generators because TRT measurement is much easier with an mp3 player and is also cheaper option.
STEP 4. Diet change. Many meals make your tinnitus louder and many meals help to calm down tinnitus.
You can find the details in the book I cured my Tinnitus.
You can also read this article where I listed the main problematic foods.
STEP 5. Understand the mechanism of chronic tinnitus and why standard treatments fail.
This was discovered by Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff. Details are described in the book I cured my Tinnitus.
STEP 6. Stress and Anxiety relief. It will help you to find the way how to fix your sleep, work with your emotions (e.g. many men don't cry and many women don't express anger), how to get relief from long-term stress and how to say no and put your self first.
The best techniques are Somatic Experiencing, based on Dr. Peter A. Levine and EFT tapping solution based on Nick Ortner.
Find below useful videos. Remember when you are in stress your tinnitus is louder. So it needs to be fixed from both sides. Tinnitus volume needs to be decreased by sound therapy as well as you need to calm your nervous system. Somatic Experiencing and EFT are the best techniques I know.