#1 Treatment for Tinnitus Based on Science (In Our Opinion)

Bob and Brad the two most famous physical therapist on the Internet [Music] hi folks I'm Bob Shrum physical therapist Brad and a physical therapist almost famous physical therapist on the internet you know I'll pin it of course Bob this is not really a physical therapy topic but I'll tell you in a minute why we're doing it number one treatment for tinnitus it's supposed to be said tinnitus based on science in our opinion not Tomatoes tonight this is how the lay person says it okay the professional says tinnitus so that's what we're gonna say I felt compelled to do this video because I've been seeing a lot of basically what I call scam videos you know they're telling you how to get rid of tinnitus and one easy treatment or whatever and that's just not true and I think it's really important to educate yourself using reliable sources so I thought this video would be kind of a mixture of one how we go about looking at things sure and to giving you some really solid advice on how to handle your tinnitus and then point some directions to get more information so get more information right by the way if you're new to our channel a second to subscribe to us we provide venous honesty healthy fit pain free and we upload everyday also we're giving away once again a sleep evasion mattress great this is not the full mattress is it Brad no but it's a nice sample of how they're constructed yeah so yeah 700 Mini's mattresses and they really provide pressure relief easier having neck pain back pain shoulder pain hip pain knee pain by the way if you go to Bob and Brad com go to the giveaway section or go to Facebook Bob and Brad it's pinned to the top of the page there you go and that'll take care of it take care of it alright so the sources that I looked at is first off usually if there's an association so there's the American tinnitus Association or so you know they're gonna be reliable there's the British tinnitus Association okay so I got some information from them so these are groups associated with the medical community research all right some good science yeah they're not gonna steer you the wrong way sure I always go to the Mayo Clinic website not only because I'm alumni but also because they have solid information you can trust it right they've got a great reputation right great reputation and then I always check PubMed which is research that is sponsored by the government I mean the site is sponsored by the governor and I always looked there for the latest research and see if I can find any that don't tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears you can have ringing buzzing roaring clicking hissing or humming so any one of these sounds it affects this I'm gonna be surprised about this Brad 15 to 20 percent of the people about 15 million Americans really amazing that's a lot of people I'm gonna show made a different degree it does there's there's that they said about 2 million was so severe it's almost crippling Wow so it's important to see your doctor who we may send you to audiologist there may be physical reasons or you know like you talked about Meniere's disease sure if you could have wax in your ear there's there's reasons why it might be there but in most instances that they cannot come up with a reason why it's there although it's highly associated with hearing loss okay so I'm sure there is no cure but there are treatments available to lessen the symptoms sure and that's what we're going to talk about today okay make it easier to live with so some of the treatments to consider I'll talk about the one that I think is the number one in just a minute but some of the things to consider you can use hearing aids to increase the external noise or so you're not picking up over overpower it right or you can mask the sound by using like sound machines or a radio or something like that or so obviously you can't rely on that because I guess you could with a hearing aid but you can't always have the external noise right and for you so the best approach to me that I've and this was research space and and recommend it also on though on the website the ATA org i'll have these linked below okay so it's good well they can go to it global and look themselves is basically what they called mindfulness which is frequently used in meditation sure so you know mindfulness is actually a state of open attention now on the present so they don't really want you to ignore the sound they want you to pay attention to the sound and actually eventually you can actually do what we call habit habituation Brad and I we use this with people have dizziness like if someone has dizziness we keep exposing them to the dizziness and after a while it starts to lessen because of that so they acknowledge it but become desensitized to it so it's not such overwhelming yeah sensation you know I I think the example I saw that was really good Brad you know how your your your refrigerator might be buzzing but after a while you can block it alright you know or a light might be buzzing right people live by the railroad tracks initially just yeah yeah sleep with it but eventually you acclimate to it yeah one for me lately has been we these birds wake up in the morning you know and we like to have the windows open and and and and I could well I'll just except it's beautiful there's birds singing there and and now I'm to the point where I can sleep right through it now we're we're kind people we don't shoot birds the birds yeah so anyway that that's that's the recommendation we're gonna have and they have some websites that work out really well for this one is called mindful tinnitus relief calm and they have a great research section again I'll have the link below that shows all the research and I went to PubMed and found a lot of these same research articles they're the real deal the other one is there's a couple podcasts on that website one that was by Jennifer grands PhD and there's also one by Bruce Hubbard he does this is a little different he goes on cognitive behavior therapy I'm not sure real familiar with that but so both of a pro approaches use that have you a [ __ ] ooh you know again I like the three things about it one it's a research base – it's got additional benefits you know meditation is gonna help you with your stress levels right if you do rumination if you tend to run thoughts through your head over over and over and over and builds up and builds up in – yeah it's like just kid right have a lot of stuff by the way if you uh there's a book called tribe of mentors by Tim Ferriss where he interviews really successful people and they give advice or vast majority and use meditation in their life so it's it's a it's really a highly recommended right and so it's one of the things you guys have to practice and yes you've done some of it right years ago yeah to it to degree I feel like I don't do it now and I reason I don't I think I got things that are like meditation or my life that seem to exercise and stuff but the final thing is there's no side effects from this so why not give this a try you know learn to basically you're learning to live with your and decrease in the symptoms as opposed to doing this tapping and pull on your ear this crap that they well I'm sorry it kind of upsets me when when they try to you know I'm sure you people are a lot of people are desperate for relief right and to come up with this stuff that really doesn't work so alright thanks everybody that's right yeah I'm on my soapbox alright thanks for watching [Music] you

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