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    I saw this post over on HLAA. It seems worth the plagiarism.

    Biotin for Tinnitus?

    My wife read it in the newspaper, People's Pharmacy column.

    Someone bought Biotin for his wife, took some himself and is Tinnitus went away.

    Anybody try this?

    So I did some research, found Biotin is water soluble B vitamin that you can't OD on unless you get crazy. 10,000 mcg is a common dose tolerated by many with zero side effects.

    So I started taking that much, and my tinnitus went from a loud ring to a gentle hiss and at times gone completely.

    Important notes:
    1) My tinnitus has always been variable, and I do get quiet days every once in a while, although not usually this many in a row. So it could be something else.
    3) I'm not a health professional, so I'm not giving medical advice, if you decide to try it, do it at your own risk. Everything I read says it's safe, but you might be the exception to the rule - the one in a million so to speak. Check with your health professional

    If you do try it, post your results, either positive or negative.

    If this works on a lot of people, it could help a lot of suffering.

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    I know this is an older post, but I'm going to try it. I've had tinnitus for years (cicadas in both ears). My hearing loss is much more recent than the tinnitus. But sometimes it's pretty quiet, other times louder. It does seem to relate to what I eat, usually have less in the morning, sometimes pretty quiet even. One thing for sure, salt is a factor, but I'm on a low salt diet to control blood pressure anyway. I'll try it and report back either way.

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    I'm looking forward to hearing about this!
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    In our societies the great majority of people will have adequate intake of Vitamin B7. Since it is water soluble any extra above needs is just lost in urine. It should be cheap so at least it won't harm your wallet too much.
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    I have been taking Biotin for years. I have the ringing and have had it for about 40 years. My ringing is always there day and night. I sleep with a sound machine, and I use hearing aids and the ringing is somewhat less with my aids on but it is very noticeable. I have not noticed any change with the use of Biotin.
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    My Tinnitus volume is a high pitched sort of ting kind of like if you held on to the "ing: sound forever. It is more noticeable than other at different times. One thing is of note. Taking Asprin increases the volume a lot and quickly. I had to stop taking the 81mg. dose sometimes recommended as an aid to reduce blood viscosity. I think that the reduced viscosity allows the blood to flow more in ares than it does when the asprin is not present. I wonder if the choclea gets its fluid viscosity reduced also and the thinner fluid allows for reduced damping of the ultra small sensors that are associated with the detection of shorter wavelengths of the high frequency sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripper View Post
    One thing is of note. Taking Asprin increases the volume a lot and quickly.
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, and voltaren, are well known to exacerbate preexisting tinnitus, and can also cause tinnitus and hearing loss. Neil Bauman, the author of the article below, is a well-known for his research and personal experience with issues pertaining to hearing loss. Inasmuch, Gripper, your experience with increasing tinnitus when taking aspirin isn't unheard of.

    http://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/anti...-and-tinnitus/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripper View Post
    My Tinnitus volume is a high pitched sort of ting kind of like if you held on to the "ing: sound forever. It is more noticeable than other at different times. One thing is of note. Taking Asprin increases the volume a lot and quickly. I had to stop taking the 81mg. dose sometimes recommended as an aid to reduce blood viscosity. I think that the reduced viscosity allows the blood to flow more in ares than it does when the asprin is not present. I wonder if the choclea gets its fluid viscosity reduced also and the thinner fluid allows for reduced damping of the ultra small sensors that are associated with the detection of shorter wavelengths of the high frequency sounds.
    Aspirin reduces platelet function to reduce clotting. It isn't a viscosity effect. It can cause tinitus usually more so in higher doses and longer duration of treatment. Others should not stop taking it without medical advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenP View Post
    I saw this post over on HLAA. It seems worth the plagiarism.

    Biotin for Tinnitus?

    My wife read it in the newspaper, People's Pharmacy column.

    Someone bought Biotin for his wife, took some himself and is Tinnitus went away.

    Anybody try this?

    So I did some research, found Biotin is water soluble B vitamin that you can't OD on unless you get crazy. 10,000 mcg is a common dose tolerated by many with zero side effects.

    So I started taking that much, and my tinnitus went from a loud ring to a gentle hiss and at times gone completely.

    Important notes:
    1) My tinnitus has always been variable, and I do get quiet days every once in a while, although not usually this many in a row. So it could be something else.
    3) I'm not a health professional, so I'm not giving medical advice, if you decide to try it, do it at your own risk. Everything I read says it's safe, but you might be the exception to the rule - the one in a million so to speak. Check with your health professional

    If you do try it, post your results, either positive or negative.

    If this works on a lot of people, it could help a lot of suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripper View Post
    My Tinnitus volume is a high pitched sort of ting kind of like if you held on to the "ing: sound forever. It is more noticeable than other at different times. One thing is of note. Taking Asprin increases the volume a lot and quickly. I had to stop taking the 81mg. dose sometimes recommended as an aid to reduce blood viscosity. I think that the reduced viscosity allows the blood to flow more in ares than it does when the asprin is not present. I wonder if the choclea gets its fluid viscosity reduced also and the thinner fluid allows for reduced damping of the ultra small sensors that are associated with the detection of shorter wavelengths of the high frequency sounds.
    I wouldn't want to assess that your understanding of the pathology is flawed but......

    The stria vascularis function in priming the mechanism is based around the ion balance of your whole body - particularly the osmotic pressure generated in having one area more salt than another. Therefore if you take a substance that changes your salt balance via your kidney tissue, you also potentially modify the action of the Stria Vascularis Tissue within the cochlear duct.

    For some people with Menieres for example the delicate balance of the cochlear duct malfunctions and typically the whole area attracts more fluid than it should, resulting in the whole structure becoming turgid and applying more pressure to surrounding structures/nerve fibres (called Endolyphatic Hydrops). This typically results in lowered Low Frequency hearing, vertigo(plus nausea), tinnitus and general feeling of pressure in the area.

    Therefore ANYTHING that you do that alters your salt balance, from taking a particular set of tablets to diet modification for hypertension or even living in a hotter part of the World, CAN affect your hearing if you're susceptible in this area. So don't be surprised if popping pills is having an effect, but it's probably not due to the manufacturer suggested mechanism - you might get the same effect from a minor dietary change.

    As has been suggested from many sets of data about supplements; that is, unless you have a particular dietary deficiency, all you're really doing is making expensive urine!

    If you want to see how it really works - have a look here http://oto2.wustl.edu/cochlea/ep.htm
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