Reducing Tinnitus with B-Vitamins

Vitamin B supplementation may help reduce Tinnitus is characterized as chronic ringing, roaring, buzzing, humming, chirping, or hissing in the ears in the absence of environmental noise. These vitamins include a B-Complex, which help stabilize nerves.

There may also be some correlation between the decline in vitamin B12 levels and the increasing
prevalence of tinnitus in the elderly. A study by Shemesh et al. (1993) showed that there was a high
prevalence (47%) of vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with chronic tinnitus. This deficiency was more
widespread and severe in the tinnitus group that was associated with noise exposure, suggesting a
relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and dysfunction of the auditory pathway. Supplemental
cobalamin was found to provide some relief in several patients with severe tinnitus.

Acupuncture can also be very helpful in alleviating Tinnitus.