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Is there anything that can be done to ease the sever affects of tinnitus?I have it 24-7 for over 40 yrs now and its driving me crazy..I got it when I was 21 working in a machine shop and am 62 now.I have also listened to loud music over the [email protected] m


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replied November 30th, 2010
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by tinnitus for the last 40 years and want to know if it can be treated.
After a careful evaluation, your doctor may find an identifiable cause and be able to treat or make recommendations to treat the tinnitus. Once you have had a thorough evaluation, an essential part of treatment is your own understanding of the tinnitus (what has caused it, and your options for treatment).
In many cases, there is no specific treatment for tinnitus. It may simply go away on its own, or it may be a permanent disability that the patient will have to "live with." Some otolaryngologists have recommended niacin to treat tinnitus. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that niacin helps reduce tinnitus, and it may cause problems with skin flushing.
Hope this helps.Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.





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