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Offline whale

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Tinnitus
« on: July 01, 2016, 07:34:02 pm »
I've got Tinnitus, its been there a few months and might not go away.  I'm finding difficult to meditate. any suggestion.  :bigtears:

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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 01:57:00 am »
Me too. had it for years. It's one of the reasons I had to stop meditating with others- the silence accentuates the problem. If background noise such as music helps, then meditate at home to music. A friend of mine had tinnitus so bad that he had to have the radio on in the bedroom so that he could get to sleep. Otherwise, its a bit like pain management and meditation. Done well, the pain doesn't go away but stops being the problem it was before. Try searching this website, or googling it. There's a lot of help here, and out there.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 11:15:06 am »
I have it too, got it almost a year ago. So far it hasn't given me too much grief, but it might because I've seen it coming for a long time (I'm a metalhead and a DJ, inevitable right?).

I know that things can make it worse temporarily, like caffeine and drugs, and my mum told me recently that stress can also aggravate it. By that logic, I would say that meditation is perhaps an effective way to lessen the intensity. Perhaps do as stillpointdancer says and try meditating with music at first, but then try and wean yourself off and come to accept the ringing if you can. It's not likely to go away unfortunately so the best thing you can do is train yourself to live with it. Practice focussing all your attention on it, with a totally objective perspective: it's not an annoying thing affecting you, it's just something that exists. Detach yourself from the implications on your own wellbeing, and simply watch it. Not an easy thing to do I know, but worth doing when you feel ready.

Until then, I have loads of great music for meditating to (I've never gotten into New Age-y stuff): Loscil, Marconi Union, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Stars Of The Lid, Grouper, Olan Mill, Nest, bvdub and of course, Brian Eno. All beautiful and slow-moving, with no percussion or lyrics.

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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 10:10:19 am »
I've got Tinnitus, its been there a few months and might not go away.  I'm finding difficult to meditate. any suggestion.  :bigtears:

My sister and I both suffer from it.  I think she uses recordings of natural noise, waves and waterfalls, wind in trees and suchlike. I just ignore it, and mostly it isn't a problem. 
What kind of meditation are you doing?

 


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