Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a major problem throughout the world. Whether it be from explosions, construction, or concerts, many people slowly accrue inner ear hair damage which results in hearing loss over time.
Ultimately, this hearing loss often culminates in tinnitus, and since the hair cannot be replaced, many people are told there is no tinnitus cure. However, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence which suggests that this may not be the case at all.
Instead, a lot of people have found success in treating their tinnitus via two mechanisms: reducing blood pressure and improving nerve function.
Reducing blood pressure is helpful when dealing with tinnitus as one of the major arteries that feeds the brain runs right by the middle and inner ear. If you have high blood pressure, pumping the blood at high pressure can create vibrations which can trigger tinnitus. Naturally, lowering blood pressure in this situation will help reduce this kind of tinnitus.
Blood pressure is primarily lowered through exercise (which helps arteries and veins dialate) and weight loss (which reduces the total volume that needs blood). A lot of people do not realize this, but when you get fatter, your body has to make more capillaries to supply blood to that extra fat. This means that the heart needs to pump blood to more and more areas of the body as you get fatter. The further and more areas blood needs to pump to, the higher your blood pressure gets. Likewise, when you lose weight, less blood needs to be pumped out and your blood pressure drops.
Additionally, you can try a few supplements like fish oil and lecithin, both of which can improve nerve function. This decreases the chance that your nerves send false signals to the brain (producing tinnitus) as well as enhances the clarity of communications from your nerves ot the brain in the first place.