Good timing on this discussion again.
Tonight I sit in motel awaiting my second day of treatment of Tinnitus and mostly symptoms of my Meniere's syndrome (disease) at World renowned Shea Ear Clinic in Memphis.
Being a 20 year sufferer from these symptoms and [U][B]understanding my Limitations concerning riding[/B][/U]....I had a shunt implanted 18 years ago...and it has served me well.... Tinnitus help ...NO ...Menierie's YES. so good that I started to motorcycle tour in my semi retirement years 14 years ago... very close to 300,000 document BMW miles and enjoyed every mile.. I have been off the bike since my return from BMW MOA in Salem...made it as far as Colorado...on the return...
18 years ago.. my pilot days ended..due to could not pass the medcial....and now I face the future of my ride...it hurts...but I have hope...and you don't have to look far to see a friend that has far more health problems than I...makes mind look minor...
18 years ago...my old family doctor who had suffered from Tinnitus for years like millions of us....told me something that I believe to this day....Don he said "you can spend all the money you will ever make and you can't get rid of the ringing, you can learn how to control the loudest, you can learn about your diet and you can buy things that make living with tinnitus better... We need to tell this young folks to protect their ears and hearing...we will have two generations of deaf folks by the millions until it's learned"
Yes, I am like you...wanting some relief and I have read volumes of articles, medical journals, belonged to American Tinnitus Association....did every test and treatment known...and yes my Old Doctor was correct... tonight I sit here awaiting day two of test treatment...not for a cure but to make it where I can live with my problem.
The bottom line IMO, we can teach prevention and protection like ATGATT...but the cures are trial and error and lots of snake oil out there, ask me how I know?
OH, I didn't try the voodoo women in Walker county that for $15 has a special bag to wart off anything...but you have to revisit her every week ane pay $5 for the refreshed bag of herbs... just wait in line :wow OH the old doctor heard about her and told me to tie garlic around my neck and keep away everything!:brow
The combo of tinnitus and meniere's has caused total deafness in my rt. ear... Yes you can have tinnitus without meniere's and meniere's with tinnitus...but one can lead to the other...just monitor your conditions folks and don't wait too long for prevention of future issues.
Sorry this is long....