Definitions for "Tinnitus"
A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in the ears; -- called also tinnitus aurium.
Relationship to Zinc Requirement"High concentrations of zinc are found in the inner ear..."
Tinnitus is a medical term for the noises that some people hear 'in their ears' or 'in their head'. These noises can take many forms, with descriptions ranging from whistling, humming and tissue paper rustling to kettles boiling. It is sometimes called "musical hallucinations" as some people hear what sounds like music or songs.
The Condition"...This is called pulsatile or vascular tinnitus..."
a difficult condition
The Condition"...An important distinction must be made between a simple case of tinnitus and Meniere's disease, a more serious condition characterized by tinnitus, vertigo, and hearing loss..." Recommendation Ginkgo Biloba"...Amongst patients suffering from cerebrovascular insufficiency, a common problem associated with normal aging, a gingko extract produced a significant improvement in the symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus, headache and forgetfulness..."
Relationship to Insomnia"In a double-blind study of people who had difficulty sleeping because of tinnitus, supplementation with 3mg of melatonin per night for one month resulted in improved sleep..."
Relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia"In one report, 47% of people with tinnitus and related disorders were found to have vitamin B12 deficiencies..."
Recommendation Magnesium"...Each recruit received daily either 167mg of magnesium aspartate or a placebo..."
Recommendation Vinpocetine"Personal testimonies indicate that vinpocetine, acting as a cerebral vasodilator, may be effective in some people for reducing tinnitus..."
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