One of the direct results of today’s modern electronics use (iPods and other mp3 music players) is hearing loss in people much younger than was the norm several decades ago.
According to Robert Novak, director of clinical education in audiology at Purdue University, “We are seeing young people that have a head start on the hearing aging process,” Novak said. “They are losing some sensitivity that we wouldn’t see until the 30, 40 and 50-year-old decades.”
And, along with the trauma of hearing loss due to excessive noise, comes tinnitus.
Tinnitus, pronounced “tin-night-us,” which is Latin for “ringing” is just that – a ringing in the ear(s) that only the tinnitus sufferer can hear. The vast majority of new tinnitus cases present as “subjective,” meaning that only the person suffering from the ringing and whistling noises can hear them. While the mechanism that creates these noises is quite complex and still open to debate, most professionals are in agreement that, for most folks, their tinnitus was caused by loud noises that may have damaged sensitive parts of the inner ear.
For the majority of tinnitus sufferers, there is no medical cure. Many alternative treatments have been created over the years by frustrated tinnitus sufferers ranging from sound feedback devices to changes in one’s diet to homeopathic treatment for tinnitus.
Although many tinnitus sufferers do get relief from a homeopathic treatment for tinnitus, some do not and must seek relief elsewhere. As is my theory on these alternative treatments for tinnitus, people must have an open mind to different treatment options, and must be willing to experiment – a homeopathic treatment for tinnitus can definitely be a good place to start.
While there are many sellers of homeopathic remedies for tinnitus, most have several common ingredients that have been proven to provide relief to some tinnitus sufferers. My advice: compare ingredients and shop for price and quality. Here are some of the ingredients you should be looking for in a homeopathic treatment for tinnitus.
- Calcarea carbonica. Calcarea carbonica is impure calcium carbonate, essentially made from the middle layer of shells. Calcarea carbonica is appropriate for those who are normally “chilly” and have trouble keeping warm. It is one of the three most important homeopathic remedies, along with Lycopodium and Sulphur. Calcarea carbonicais very common, comes in a variety of forms and is readily available. Side effects are minimal due to the fact that so little of the original substance is in the finished product.
- Cinchona officinalis. Cinchona, or quinine bark, is is one of the more famous rain forest plants. It is used as a tonic, digestive stimulant and a fever reducer. It aso can regulate the heart, and calm the nerves.
- Chininum sulphuricum. Known as Sulphite of Quinine, is also used for pain in forehead, vertigo & facial pulsation, and itching skin.
- Graphites. This is a form of carbon found in pencils and is used for skin complaints and problems with metabolism. Actually, in homeopathic medicine, carbons are usually very popular.
- Kali carbonicum. Also known as Carbonate of Potash, this is another variant of carbon in the treatment of tinnitus.
- Kali Iodium. Commonly used for tinnitus issues and thyroid imbalances.
- Lycopodium An Alpine club moss, the spores of this moss are ground up and dried for homeopathic uses. Also taken for anxiety and panic-prone people.
- Salicylicium acidum Used almost exclusively for ear care and relief from the noises of tinnitus.
When it comes to homeopathic treatment for tinnitus, these ingredients are usually found in most of the more highly regarded homeopathic recipes. Of course, while there are many online stores that will sell you a pre-mixed treatment based on these active ingredients, I suggest that you visit your local holistic or natural medicine store to discuss how they can save you a bundle of cash by custom-mixing a treatment specifically for you.