8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

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Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

8 Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

Tinnitus is a perceived sensation of a ringing, roaring, buzzing, chirping, or humming sound without any actual acoustical stimulation.  It is estimated that over 15 million Americans experience this very disturbing condition on a regular basis.  In this article, you will discover 8 ways to beat tinnitus naturally.

Research has shown that the many cases of chronic tinnitus are part of a degenerative process characterized by chronic inflammation (1).  Lifestyle based solutions can reverse this inflammatory damage before it is too late.

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

Types of Tinnitus:

  • Tonal Tinnitus – This type of Tinnitus generates a continuous sounds like “ringing in the ears”, a single note playing over and over.
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus – The Tinnitus sounds are intermittent, continuous, or pulsating in time with the heartbeat.
  • Whisling Tinnitus:  Tinnitus in which the sound is a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or a hissing noise.
  • Beeping Tinnitus:  Tinnitus, in which the sounds are described as beeping such as a Morse code type of signal, or even musical notes.
  • Multiple Noise Tinnitus:  Tinnitus that is described as hearing several different types of noises at the same time.

Most people with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss.  This has led to the theory that one cause of tinnitus may be a compensatory homeostatic response of central dorsal cochlear nucleus auditory neurons that make them hyperactive to any form of auditory stimulus (2).

This means that the ears become more sensitive in order to compensate for the hearing loss.  This sensitivity picks up more faint sounds that create the tinnitus.

From a survival perspective, it would be more important to maintain sensitive hearing in order to be aware of danger quickly and live with tinnitus symptoms than to be insensitive to sounds and unable to respond to danger quickly.

The Most Common Causes of Tinnitus:

Tinnitus can be caused by a number of different conditions including build-up of inner ear wax, ear infections, vestibular disorders, exposure to loud noises, Meniere’s disease, low thyroid function, hypertension, allergies and on very rare cases a tumor.   Over 250 medications list tinnitus as a common side effect of usage including aspirin and anti-biotics (3, 4).

One of the most common causes of tinnitus is due to inflammation and poor circulation within the inner ear. When the body is chronically inflamed certain inflammatory mediating prostaglandins are secreted in high amounts (5).

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to tissue damage.  It can be a very good thing.  If you bang your elbow your body will produce inflammation to clean up debris and initiate the healing process.  However, when our body is in a state of chronic inflammation problems arise.  In fact, all degenerative disease such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, etc. are associated with inflammation at the cellular level (6).

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

Must Control Inflammation:

These pro-inflammatory mediators cause an increase in vasoconstriction and platelet aggregation (7, 8).   This decreases blood flow into the smaller capillaries of the body such as the inner ear.  This inflammatory process also increases the lymphatic fluid in the inner ear.  This combination increases pressure in the inner ear which stimulates the auditory nerve enough to create a series of action potentials that the brain interprets as sound.

The presence of inflammatory based tinnitus may be a warning sign that the entire body is inflamed and disease processes are forming rapidly.  Most inflammatory conditions can be reversed through diet and lifestyle modifications and the use of beneficial supplementation.

Upper Cervical Spine and Tinnitus:

A 2000 study showed that tinnitus is very often caused by instability of the craniocervical junction (9).  This could be related to subluxation and joint deformation or a more significant issue such as a prolapsed intervertebral disc or metastases as low as C3.  Issues with the tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ) of the jaw can also play a role in tinnitus.

Chiropractic care specific to the upper cervical spine and TMJ can reduce stress on the region and improve function.  Several studies have shown that chiropractic care addressing the upper cervical spine and TMJ can improve auditory function and have a beneficial effect on tinnitus(10, 11, 12).

An Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Plan:

Begin eating an anti-inflammatory diet that consists of phytonutrient dense fruits & vegetables, healthy fat sources, and grass-fed/free-range animal products.  Keep sugar & grains to a minimum.  Use coconut, olive oil, grass-fed meat, free range eggs, avocados, nuts/seeds, and non-starchy vegetables as primary fuels throughout the day.

Load up on anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, dandelion, oregano, garlic, & green tea.  The primary fruits that should be used are low-sugar, anti-oxidant rich sources such as berries, lemons/ limes, & grapefruits.

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

High Quality Essential Fats:

Several supplements have been shown to be highly beneficial for reducing inflammation and enhancing circulation throughout the body and in particular the inner ear.   High quality sources of the omega 3 fatty acids EPA & DHA are critical for this process.

Omega 3’s are particularly key for influencing the balance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory prostaglandin formation (13).   By providing the appropriate balance, these fats help to reduce inflammation and vasoconstriction that are part of the pathogenesis of tinnitus.

Additionally, liposomal curcumin and glutathione are powerful at downregulating inflammatory pathways.  Our Pro Omega CRP product is the best thing I have found for reducing inflammation and improving conditions such as tinnitus.   I really like Nordic Naturals brand due to its commitment to purity through molecular distillation and 3rd party testing.

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

Vitamin B12 and Tinnitus:

Vitamin B12 is a critical player in the formation of the myelin sheaths that surround and insulate nerve fibers.   A vitamin B12 deficiency makes nerves more susceptible to the inflammatory damage that causes tinnitus (14).

Healthy meat sources are a great way to get Vitamin B12.  Use digestive enzymes and apple cider vinegar with your meat products to enhance protein and B12 absorption.  You can also use specific supplementation to get your B12 levels up.  If you are low in B12, I recommend a sublingual dissolvable form of methyl-B12 in order to get right into the blood stream, so it can go to work without any disruption from the digestive system.

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

Boost up Anti-Oxidants:

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an enormous role in many disease processes because they damage various structural and functional cellular components.  Studies have indicated that individuals who suffer with tinnitus have elevated serum values for reactive oxygen species (15, 16).

A 2007 study demonstrated that oral antioxidant therapy in patients with idiopathic tinnitus seems to reduce the subjective discomfort and tinnitus intensity (17).  Other studies have shown that elevated levels of magnesium, vitamins A, C and E were effective at reducing trauma to the inner ear structures (18).

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

8 Steps To Beat Tinnitus:

1)  Good Sleep:  It is absolutely critical to sleep well in order to reduce inflammation and heal.  Inadequate sleep will result in elevated stress hormone production and increased inflammation.  Follow these strategies to improve your sleep quality.

2)  Anti-Inflammatory Diet:  Focus on good fats, anti-oxidants and clean proteins.  Good fats such as coconut oil, grass-fed butter, avocados, olives and olive oil and fish oil provide the key fatty acids needed to for optimal neurological function.   Here is a helpful group of shopping lists to help you follow the right diet.

3)  Intermittent Fasting:  Going 16 hours between dinner and breakfast is one of the best ways to reduce inflammation and improve tissue healing.  Consume your meals in an 8 hour window such as 11am – 7pm.  Read this article for more info on fasting.

4)  Optimize Your Vitamin D:  Low vitamin D3 is associated with chronic inflammation (19).  Be sure to increase your vitamin D through good amounts of regular sun exposure and/or taking a high quality vitamin D3/K2 supplement.

5)  Zinc and Magnesium:  Be sure to optimize your zinc and magnesium levels.  Both of these nutrients are key for reducing inflammation and improving the symptoms of tinnitus.  Pumpkin seeds are one of the richest sources of both zinc and magnesium. Additionally, make green drinks or use super green powders and consume healthy organic meat products.

I recommend using zinc glycinate (40mg – 1x daily) and magnesium threonate, which has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier and positively effect the neurological tissue.

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

6)  Chiropractic Care:  Chiropractic care works with the upper cervical spine and the connection processes between the brain and the body.  The key areas that correlate with tinnitus include the upper cervical region, TMJ and the forward head posture.   Find a chiropractor that specializes in taking care of the upper cervical spine, TMJ and reducing forward head posture.  I recommend Maximized Living doctors here

7)  B Vitamins:  Be sure to optimize your B Vitamins.  You can get an indepth test to see where your B vitamins are as well as your neurotransmitters and gut microbiome with the organic acid test here.

Tinnitus, 8 Key Ways to Beat Tinnitus Naturally

8)  Use Lemon & Lime:  Citrus bioflavinoids found in lemon and lime as well as other citrus fruits help to improve capillary permeability.  They do this by protecting the endothelial tissue from oxidative stress.  They not only help to improve blood flow into the inner ear but they also help to protect the internal membranes of the ear from oxidative stress.

Drink lemon water in the morning each day, put a lemon/lime in a fresh made green juice and squeeze lemon/lime on meat and vegetable dishes.

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  1. Hello Dr David
    It is awesome info on tinitus which is a very common problem without much solution but by acquiring knowledge with articles like this on can really help himself. Great article.
    Could you please let me know for what maximum period one can use apple cider vinegar and – break – reuse again?
    Dr Prakash Chhajed

    1. Hey Dr Prakash,

      You can use ACV ongoing unless you develop a food sensitivity. But a few servings each day is quite tolerable and beneficial for most people. Blessings!

  2. My tinnitus did not change even after fasting for 32 days on pure water with rest, then eating 100% raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, for 9 months after. I have one of the worst cases ever documented, 17 tones ranging from 147 Hz to 11,640 Hz. Some of the lower frequency tones are reactive meaning their amplitude increases to compete with external noise, sounding similar to Morris Code, making the use of fans and other maskers more annoying. The higher tones seem to be affected by stress and often reach a perceived volume of 112 dB, so that standing next to a jet throttling for takeoff will not drown out the tones. I also developed hypercusis, extreme hearing sensitivity where external sound over 75 dB becomes distorted and somewhat painful.

  3. Hi Dr. Jockers, Could you tell me whether the treatments for inflammation and chronic inflammation be the same or different? Thank you for your time.

  4. I am so grateful for the time you spend educating and helping us.
    Could you have a PRINT this article as with some other Dr articles without a lot of paper , ink wastage.
    Blessings
    Love to you and your beautiful family
    Shirley

  5. Hi Doctor I have tinitus 3 weeks now. It happened from a birthday party so basically noise exposure. Can doing this reverse my tinitus esp because I’m in the acute stage ?

  6. Hi Doctor

    I have a tonal tinitus for more than one year for now, doctors said that cochlear nerve isn’t damaged nor any neurological problem exists. But I have some pressure and deaf pain in my left ear, I am going to visit doctors again, doubting that I may have some kind of ear inflammation. I wonder is there any medication remedy to fix the inflammation? Or the diet is the only way as written above?

  7. Whiplash 12 yrs ago (2nd time) had nerve block but it settled in my forehead instead of neck, age 64, lift occasional heavy boxes / mattresses for job, about 4 weeks ago developed ringing, had neck pain and back pain down left of spine, ask for p.t., dr gave pain meds which I did not use, pain lasted two weeks then moved to left arm/elbow and inside muscle area, then ears ringing started and I get a tingling sensation on left base of back of neck, comes and goes. Currently doing acupuncture, fullness in ears and congestion. Herniated disc?? Sudden allergies? Taking b vitamins for ringing in ears o.t.c.. on bp meds and cholesterol but never had a problem for last 14 or so years. Any theory appreciated!

  8. Hi Doctor.

    I am getting Tinnittus for the last 2 months. At times it is low but have seen it varying with emotional state of mind. Once it is heightened, seen it takes long the come down to manageable state. Experienced that – Anger, fear, stress and adrenaline flow – are the triggers. The low levels seem to manageable- but heightened once become severely bothersome. Kindly advise as how to keep this at manageable level with supplements or medication that which treat the very reasons of -trigger.

    1. Hey Navin, all my top tips are in the article above! You may also want to test your environment for nnEMFs (electric fields from electronic devices) and try to minimize those as much as possible, especially when sleeping.

      1. What I did was do usely I put peroxide in my ear and let the bug or object fell out of my ear one ear had a toenail in it the other one had a bug.

  9. Hi Doctor

    I have Ankylosing Spondylitis. After diagnosis, I took Enbrel on Rheumatology’s prescription for 6 months and then I dropped it because it caused boils to appear on my skin at back and unusual headaches began to appear. I began with Ketogenic Vegan Diet after dropping Enbrel and I am so glad to have found this proper cure and that I now know the science behind it (which is leaky gut with molecular mimicry of immune system w.r.t. overgrowth of gut pathogens). However, my headaches have not subsided yet. Also, a few days ago I started to have Ear Ringing too. As you mentioned above techniques, I am already applying all of these but have not ried yet Oregano Oil. Can you tell me how much of it, for how long and how should I take it to help stop Ear Ringing and perhaps these headaches too? I suspect those immunosuppressed 6 months caused some bugs to enter my nervous system. If you have any other suggestions, kindly let me know. Thanks.

      1. Thanks for your reply, doctor. Currently I am not in US but soon will be. Will contact you if my issues persist even then. However, let me tell you that my AS began after I got Typhoid in 2012. Its also reported as early as in late 19th century in the name of Typhoid Spine. Clearly if not headaches or ear ringing, Oregano Oil will help in AS atleast. In my area unfortunately I have tried many a doctors and even nutritionists but none knows about this herb. I would be grateful to you for giving my some guidance on taking this or any other oil you may recommend.

  10. Dear Dr Jockers

    I just came across your site. And it really helped me. I have been suffering from tinnitus in over 3 years with no success I still suffer from tinnitus. Thankfully it does not affect my sleep , but I have realise it has reduced my hearing lately and I feel like i cannot hear fully clear sometimes . I am female and just turned 31 and I am abit worried now. I have been reffered to a tinnitus specialist a year ago but with no success. But recently I went to a chinese herbalist dr who said it is coming from my upper spine around my neck area. And I have noticed I am slightly uneven my shoulders are not even nor are my hips . It looks like my right leg is shorter. What do you think I should do and who do you think its best to see? Do you think a chiropracter would be good for this type of problem?. I really need your advice.
    Thank you
    Amina

  11. I have found the Ayurveda herbs to be very helpful and in particular, Bala, Ashwagandha and Gotu Kola. No silly OTC capsules though. You need the real powder (dried leaf for Gotu Kola). Bala and Ashwagandha should be taken in about 50ml of warm milk with honey and let it stand for at least 30min). Valerian can also be very helpful. In the mornings Ginkgo is also very useful and as far as minerals and supplements are concerned these are essential:
    Zinc
    Multi B 3x per day
    B6 and B12
    ALCAR
    NAC
    The last two have helped a lot of people with tinnitus but not all. Importantly there is no magic pill. You need to stick with it. Some people will recover very quickly. Some won’t. The brain is unknown territitory for everyone including Doctors. Whatever you do, do not take SSRIs or Benzos.
    Finally:
    NO JUNK FOOD
    NO COFFEE. Drink tea until the cows come home but not coffee.

  12. Proper food can help but it wont stop tinnitus. I believe it is nerve issue, caused by virus, bacteria, or fungi and your body signals inflammatory close to your brain. Usually it is connected with having sex, kissing….

    1. This is possible but no matter what the underlying cause, nutrition will play an important role in getting this corrected. But you will also need key supplements and strategies to correct the root cause.

  13. Dr. Jockers,
    I have seen multiple doctors and have tried different medications over the past 5 months for my tinnitus and have not received much help. I have been trying to find a possible cause, as I woke up one morning and noticed it and it has not stopped since. I have been told that because it came on so suddenly, that it is more likely that it would be treatable, but I do not know if I believe this since no one has been able to help. Would you happen to have any advice or recommendations?

    1. So sorry to hear about this Kay! I would be sure to follow the recommendations in the article. One other thing to look at would be issues with your jaw and TMJ joint. When you open and close your jaw, does it click or slide to one side? If so, seeing a chiropractor, osteopath or physical therapist would be a good idea to rule that out or to get the proper treatment for it. Praying for fast healing for you!

  14. Hi Dr

    First off thank you very much for your content here as well as on youtube that has helped me a lot. My Tinnitus began abruptly after one night along with lymph swelling in neck and pelvis area. I think this is some infection. MRI Brain is ok and Ultrasound neck and pelvis show 2-3 swollen lymphs to 16mm. I am already doing keto diet. Can you suggest any anti-infection herb or supplement protocol? If not infection what could be the cause behind all this. Thank you.

  15. Have been suffering from tinnitus for the past three weeks,only on the left ear. the doctor said it’s was as a result of the medications ( antibiotics). The noise has has reduced recently as a result of my diet I believe but I started feeling slight pains in the right ear since yesterday.pls what is wrong, why am I having this pains as if my right ear is hitching me

  16. thanks for the great article. Can hypertension produce the ear noise? Will the above treat it if the underlying cause is hypertension.

  17. One thing I have seen is when the ear noise clicking starts, blood pressure goes up too. Then if I walk lightly for 15 mins , pressure comes back to normal. Even though ear sound takes couple of days to go away! Any advise! thanks.

  18. Thanks. Also what I have seen is taking an advil caused it one time. Once I think excessive garlic in dinner probably caused it. and then once even vitamin D (just 2000 mg) probably caused it. I don’t take these regularly but once in a while.
    Thanks for your discussion and advise.

  19. Purely my view as a fellow “sufferer.”
    Most people with tinnitus will probably be stuck with it forever.
    But!!!
    Over time, your brain can kind of come to terms with it and learns not to dwell
    on it as much.
    It gets better as time goes by if you accept it, make friends with it and try not to
    focus on it all the time.
    You’re going to focus on it sometimes, after all we’re only human.
    But don’t look at it as an enemy, make peace with it.
    One night, when you’re lying in bed, instead of dreading and trying to get away from the noises in your head — listen to the sounds…as unpleasant as it may be…
    listen to those sounds in your head.
    Try to make out all the frequencies and tones, etc.
    Really listen to it for as long as you can and realize it is not a danger to you.
    It is annoying as heck, but once you make peace with it, you will have the upper hand.
    It will not control you.
    You will realize those sounds will not harm you or hurt you.
    The trick is to come to terms that it is a part of you.
    If you can make friends with it and not consider it a threat or an enemy, you will very slowly start to care less about it.
    This will happen very slowly, but it will get better.
    In the beginning it will be very unpleasant, and you might have to pretend you are caring less about it.
    Eventually you will amazingly realize that you haven’t been paying as much attention to it, and it hasn’t been bothering you as much.
    It will keep getting better.
    I believe if you can’t get rid of it, but you don’t care you have it…then it’s almost like getting rid of it.
    It’s the same psychological result…it feels like it doesn’t exist.
    Or at least it feels somewhat reduced as far as how much impact it has on your life.
    Whatever you do, don’t consider it an enemy or it can ruin your life.
    Think of it as a friend — a somewhat annoying friend who comes and goes.
    And hopefully that friend will get the hint and not show up so often.

  20. Hi there, thanks for the great article!
    In the upper section it says: “reverse this inflammatory damage before it is too late”
    What do you mean by that? Is imflammation at some point not treatable anymore? What kind of time window are we speaking of?

    All the best, Fabian

  21. I’m in my late 60s and have had tinnitus for over half a century! My ears used to ring after frequenting discos; by the time I started to use ear plugs it was too late, the damage had been done.
    Has it ruined my life? No, definitely not. I still managed to study for exams etc and have enjoyed my career(s) but life would be better without it. Now I’m retired I find that I have more time to listen to it, so I would say try and stay busy and get outdoors as much as possible. I can’t say it has impacted on my sleep.
    My hearing is OK and I don’t have to annoy others by turning up the volume on the TV.

  22. I have tinnitus in my right ear only. Its worse waking up , is hardly noticeable during the day , and toward the end of the day it becomes more noticeable. I don’t sleep well. Im no doctor but I believe my tinnitus issues relate back to my sleeping/rest issues. Lots of good content here hopefully incorporating these into my daily regime will improve my issues.

  23. All, magic has happened. I had put a drop of little warm olive oil in my ear for 3 alternate days (warmed up a little oil in a bowl (just little warm – not hot) and used dropper to put one drop in my flickring ear)…. and touch wood – it’s 4 weeks – flickring has stopped…. it used to happen 3-4 times every week and then last for more than 24 hours……

    I have only applied drop of olive oil once a week for last 3 weeks….. it has done wonders….it used be frustrating at times otherwise…. thought will share it with all….

    Thanks.

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