by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A lady explained,
I just wanted to send you this link to see if you have seen this before and if it is anything worth looking into for my tinnitus. I’m very hesitant.
I checked out this website. This website is basically a high-pressure sales website that is long on hype and short on facts. (In fact, I couldn’t find a single helpful fact regarding tinnitus on this website at all.) All they sell you for $37.00 is an eBook that is only 25 pages long—and written in very large print—otherwise it would only be about 10 pages long.
I downloaded and read through the entire “book” in about 7 minutes. That alone tells you there is not a lot of information in it—to put it mildly.
Much of the information in this “book” is probably good, although the details are skimpy. I have never come across some of the so-called “popular” cures for tinnitus like putting 2 or 3 onion juice drops in your ears. Thus, I have to wonder just how popular and effective this method really is. I’ve never come across this “cure” before, and I’ve been researching and writing about tinnitus for a good number of years.
One of the “cures” it lists is ear candling. It touts ear candling as an “old home remedy” that “can be extremely effective”. The truth is that ear candling is a known quack “cure”. It does not work, and furthermore, it can harm your ears if you “slip up” and let hot wax get in your ear canals.
This “book” recommends getting more exercise, watching your diet, cutting down on alcohol and coffee—things like that. None of these things are bad in themselves, but do not cure tinnitus in most people. If they did, the cure for tinnitus would be within easy reach of every person and no one would be complaining of their tinnitus.
This “book” does not cite any research, or contain any references, so you cannot check things out for yourself.
Personally, I think you could spend your money much better elsewhere. I know I just wasted my money.
If you want to learn more about tinnitus and what you can do to help bring it under your control, you would do much better to check out “When Your Ears Ring! Cope with Your Tinnitus—Here’s How“. Not only is it much cheaper, packed with solid information to help you, but it also contains 7 pages of references so you can check things out for yourself.