This article from the Independent on 21st March 2016 described Tinnitus as a relentless, one track moron. How apt! The piece in the I was written by Peter Popham. He begins:
I have tinnitus. I have had it for 14 years. When my ears started ringing, I ran around to various doctors seeking a cure, until one of them took pity on me and explained that there was no cure. I would have to get used to it.
In the intervening years, medical science has made no appreciable progress with tinnitus. When I mentioned the problem to my GP some time ago she confessed that it was little understood and was still effectively incurable.
But it is not something one ever really gets used to. Find yourself in a tranquil beauty spot and the blasted ringing is impossible to ignore. When friends are telling funny stories, you are guaranteed to miss the punchline. The tone, pitch and intensity vary. Sometimes it afflicts one ear, sometimes the other, often both, but it never goes away: from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night it’s like being chained to a relentless, one-track moron.
The summary says: ‘For 14 years Peter has been tormented by tinnitus – for which there is no cure. In desperation he tried an alternative remedy, and to his astonishment, discovered the only thing that has ever worked’.
Peter had expensive acupuncture treatment and this was supplemented by even more expensive Chinese herbs. He was also told to stop drinking alcohol. This might seem a lot to give up, but NUDGE can offer cheaper treatment and simpler herbs to try. Please ask for a consultation.