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"Tinnitus means you are too switched on"

“Tinnitus means you are too switched on. This is a whole body thing and not just an ear thing. Your whole central nervous system is in red-alert and tinnitus is just one of the many side effects of this whole body reaction.
Many people are told tinnitus comes from damage to the hair-cells in the cochlea – the part of the hearing apparatus that detects sound. This is not true. Damage to the hair cells causes deafness, not tinnitus. When you become deaf, you strain to hear more. It is the straining to hear more that can temporarily increase your sensitivity. An increase in sensitivity can temporarily make you more prone to tinnitus, not damage to the hair cells.” (JCH p.7)

Thoughts:
So does this mean that all we need to do is to learn how to “switch off?” Could the effects of TRT be ascribed to a reduction in fight-or-flight overactivity?

Is it logical that if we can go from a state of “normalcy” into a state of anxiey and tinnitus, that we can go from a state of anxiety and tinnitus back into a state of normalcy? Is it at least a possibility that we can’t rule out offhand?

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus comes when our nervous system goes into a state of red-alert. When we are too switched on, too sensitive, too wary, too on the look-out, all our senses become hypersensitive. In this state our hearing is so switched on that it not only picks up noise from the outside world, but also the sounds inside the body.

This is what tinnitus is: being so sensitive that you hear the internal noises as well as the external ones. (JCH p.7)

“Doctors usually seek some measurable symptom, such as a circulatory problem in the ear, and then treat it as the cause of the illness. They prescribe drugs or, in extreme cases, perform surgery. But such methods seldom provide relief. Sudden deafness, dizziness, ringing in the ear and migraines are simply natural (fight or flight) protection reflexes fighting against too many burdens.” –Dr. Hans Greuel

So, if we go with that line of reasoning, then looking for something that is “wrong” in our auditory systems is like a wild goose chase and learning how to relax and respond to the environment in a healthy way is a challenge we can choose to take on.

Footnotes
Dr. med Hans Greuel Die Biomentale Therapie: Ergebnisse eines wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojektes am Beispiel einer Psychoneruroimmunologischen (PNI- Therapie) des Hörstüres, Morbus Meniere, und Tinnitus, ISBN; 3-9801449-4-1.

JULIAN COWAN HILL R.C.S.T., TINNITUS, FROM TYRANT TO FRIEND: How to Let Go of Ringing in Your Ears, p. 7.

Superfoods

Dainis, a question towards super foods. In one of your previous videos, you mentioned how super foods gave you energy and made you feel great! By doing this, was your tinnitus lowered or less noticable? Are there special ingredients/recipes you used? Has anyone else tried specific foods made them feel better or lowered their tinnitus?

Tinnitus and Holidays — Peaceful or Stressful?

Are your holidays peaceful or stressful?

What is your honest answer?

If your holidays are peaceful, congratulations! What a wonderful blessing!

If your holidays are stressful, then there are you surrounded by people who:

  • Make you feel relaxed mentally, emotionally and physically
  • Help your body feel good
  • Listen to you and seek to understand your feelings
  • Care about your well-being and comfort
  • Make you laugh and enjoy yourself

The CureTinnitus.org Community is

  • Positive about tinnitus
  • Understands what you are going through
  • Understands tinnitus and how it works

Can you take a moment to think about your holidays and isolate situations and relationships that you could work on to create peace and harmony in your life? Does that seem possible or impossible?

Many of the exercises here are intended to help you relax and create a plan for improving your health and situation. Many times, tinnitus patients have a whole lot more going on than just tinnitus. Tinnitus can be the tip of the iceberg, and there’s nothing better than starting to release the core constraints causing chronic tinnitus.

The help you need is available for you, and an initial rule of thumb is that people and things that make you feel good (in a healthy way), are good for you. You are not alone and you need not struggle alone.

Best wishes and happy holidays!

–Dainis

NOTE: Some of the text above was modified from Julian Cowan Hill’s Book “Tinnitus From Tyrant to Friend, How to let go of Ringing in Your Ears”

Wow, blog.curetinnitus.org is already getting spammed!

Is it a compliment? Well, it’s certainly an annoyance, we’re already getting spammed, and I wonder if there will be any hacking attempts. 

Folks, this is why I’ve created a paid membership community. There needs to be some kind of shield from hacking and spamming, and hack-happy-spam folks won’t pay money just to spam a site. 

This blog will remain up for as long as I can keep it going. If there are any web-savvy tinnitus folks out there who can help, please just get in touch. 

Best, 

Dainis

Scientific Review of The American Tinnitus Association’s Roadmap to a Cure With Suggestions For Improvement

If you visit http://www.ata.org/research/re...oadmap.php, you’ll find their suggested roadmap to a cure for tinnitus.

2013 Update new link: http://www.ata.org/research#Ro...admap

The roadmap is a good start, and upon close review, could benefit from particular adjustments. If you go over the roadmap, can you see how it presents underlying assumptions that may or may not be true, which can therefore lead to potentially false conclusions?

We are curious about your feedback. Can you find logical inconsistencies in the ATA’s roadmap and make additional suggestions? We are here to support the ATA in their mission of curing tinnitus — which naturally means revealing logical and scientific inaccuracies in their process. We are not implying that “none” of the ATA’s information is accurate — we are simply offering a scientific review with suggestions for consideration.

July 10th, 2009 update: Check out this graphic to see the current CureTinnitus.org Review of the ATA’s Roadmap to a Cure:

CureTinnitus.org Comments on the ATA's Roadmap to a Cure for Tinnitus

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The date of the graphical review above is around 2008-2009. We will make an effort to provide an updated review.

Cure Tinnitus Blog vs. Cure Tinnitus Community

Hi All, 

Here are the main differences between the Cure Tinnitus Blog and the Cure Tinnitus Community. 

Cure Tinnitus Blog 

  • Free to register, can donate, if you like
  • Will include more and more advertising
  • Information free-for-all, not really crafted or monitored extensively
  • Excerpts from interviews and webinars done for the Cure Tinnitus Community
  • Used for technical testing to optimize the Cure Tinnitus Community, so sometimes you’ll see funky things happening!
  • Users can bookmark, share, comment etc. 

Cure Tinnitus Community

  • Membership site with Initial Fee and Monthly Dues 
  • No advertising, instead, you get discounts on tinnitus-related products and services. Some of the discounts are enough to pay for the cost of membership. 
  • Crafted information and community monitored for kindness
  • Health information to help people with tinnitus get on the right track
  • Ongoing addition of videos and interviews
  • Scheduled interactive webinars with tinnitus experts and healing practitioners
  • Initial Package Content in Download area
  • Ask the expert area where you can access top healing practitioners and tinnitus specialists
  • In-depth information for knowledge seekers
  • Compassionate support from a kind community of people with tinnitus
  • Support in dealing with the emotional side of tinnitus
  • Support in dealing with the physical side of tinnitus
  • Cooperation in creating the kind of online community that suits your needs…we will listen to you!
  • Users can comment and participate, but things like bookmarking and sharing aren’t really a part of the site, the site is designed for your benefit exclusively. 
  • Much more!

Best wishes and smiles to you!

–Dainis

Paid membership community

Hi,

You may have already gotten in touch, but I wanted to make another post about the release of the CureTinnitus.org paid membership community. I was going to take this blog down, however, I’ve now reconsidered, thinking that it might be a resource for people searching for information. However, I will need to put advertisements on this site, in order to finance it. I tend not to like sites that have advertisements on them.

If you are registered at this site, you can watch some of the videos in “Subscriber Content” and get a feel for the kind of information the paid membership community will provide.

I have additional interviews and work with Julian Cowan Hill scheduled, along with an arrangement with Kevin Hogan and Dr. Greuel, who’ve also granted us interviews. We will be creating meditation audios and videos, and here’s a complete list of paid member benefits.

  • Health information to help people with tinnitus get on the right track
  • Ongoing addition of videos and interviews
  • Ask the expert area where you can access top healing practitioners and tinnitus specialists
  • In-depth information for knowledge seekers
  • Compassionate support from a kind community of people with tinnitus
  • Support in dealing with the emotional side of tinnitus
  • Support in dealing with the physical side of tinnitus
  • Discounts on tinnitus-related products and services
  • Much more!
We already have some discounts lined up for members. 
So, this post is to gain a feel for what you would be willing to pay for membership to curetinnitus.org. Also, bear in mind that the legal risk is significant, and that legal guidance is expensive. Providing this free resource for you comes with considerable personal risk and expense.
I am committed to making this website a kind, effective, and cherished resource for its members, and I would very much appreciate your input on what you would pay to be a member. 
Here’s what I have planned. 

Release Dec. 15th. (BETA)

$150 for a 1yr membership
(only available to registrants of this blog)

Holiday Special

$199/yr
or 
$20/mo

Regular price (starts Dec 27th, 2008)

$97 to join (and receive the extensive Initial Package)
$20/month
Also, it’s important for me to mention that I am putting together an “Initial Package” that will include the best resources I can find for anyone with tinnitus. It will include information from Julian Cowan Hill, Dr. Greuel, and other tinnitus experts. I will need to pay them for the products, since it is commercial information (like books and audios that they sell). 

Wishing you the very best, and do register now at no cost to you so that you get the information on the very best deal. Also, a good example of the kind of information you will be getting at this site is the Julian Cowan Hill interview in the Subscriber Content area. 

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely,
Dainis

Announcements: Changing site location and significant savings for early members

Hi,

I’m moving this site from http://blog.curetinnitus.org... to https://curetinnitus.org today. If everything works, there will be no need to re-register.

Also, in the next week or so, this site will launch as a paid membership site. Contacts with top health care practitioners are in place. Product discounts are in place. Interviews are lined up. Everything is coming together nicely…for you.

In keeping with the “conscious commerce” philosophy, scholarship memberships will be available for people who need them.

Current registrants (registration fees are voluntary) will receive a one-time, super-savings offer that no one else will have access to. Register now to become a member of this warm, friendly, helpful community at the lowest price possible.

Best wishes,
Dainis

Tinnitus Specialist Julian Cowan Hill Webinar at CureTinnitus.org

Folks, this is thrilling!

Tinnitus Specialist Julian Cowan Hill will be giving a webinar at CureTinnitus.org. If you do a bit of research on him, you will note that he is a beacon of real hope for our community.

Nothing can compare with the experience of actually being able to interact with a healing practitioner who “let go” of his own tinnitus, and who teaches others to do the same.

Stay tuned for updates as to when the event will happen. Make sure to register so that you don’t miss it. Also, the webinar will be free.