Keeping Score in Tinnitus

You don’t need a scorecard to know that musicians such as Eric Clampton, James Hatfield of Metallica, Kevin Shields –guitarist, and others who were exposed to amplifiers, had worse tinnitus after those exposures. However the score helps to tell what is working to banish tinnitus
Does a certain therapy work? Did the diet help you lose weight? We need a measure to know if our therapies work.
Jane went to the diet doctor. She weighed 170 pounds before the program. After three months she weighed 171 pounds. Did that diet work?
In this series and with the tinnitus caps www.drgrossantinnitus.com I really appreciate getting feedback. One way is to take the Tinnitus Score before the therapies, and take it again three months later. This information will help myself and other doctors to improve our treatments. Did the tinnitus clear after using the Ear Ringing Relief app? What was the tinnitus score after taking the tinnitus caps. ?

What is your tinnitus score? Is it better (lower) after the tinnitus therapy? We hope you will take the test before and after and let us know at customerservice@hydromedonline.com

Tinnitus Score Please rate 0-5 zero is never, not at all, 1 is slight or occasional 2 for sometimes, 3 for it’s a problem, 4 for it’s a mild problem and 5 is its severe, all the time.

1. Because of your tinnitus it is hard to concentrate? 0 1 2 3 4 5
2. Does tinnitus interfere with your sleep? 0 1 2 3 4 5
3. Does the loudness of your tinnitus make it difficult for you to hear people? 0 1 2 3 4 5
4. Does your tinnitus make you angry? 0 1 2 3 4 5
5. Because of your tinnitus do you feel desperate? 0 1 2 3 4 5
6. Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? 0 1 2 3 4 5
7. Does your tinnitus interfere with your social life – restaurants, movies, parties, family? 0 1 2 3 4 5
8. Because of your tinnitus do you feel frustrated? 0 1 2 3 4 5
9. Does your tinnitus make it difficult for you to enjoy everyday life activities? 0 1 2 3 4 5
10. Does your tinnitus interfere with your job? 0 1 2 3 4 5
11. Because of your tinnitus are you often irritable? 0 1 2 3 4 5
12. Because of your tinnitus is it hard to read? 0 1 2 3 4 5
13. Because of your tinnitus do you often feel tired? 0 1 2 3 4 5
14. Because of your tinnitus have you sought or taken antidepressant medication ? 0 1 2 3 4 5
15. Because of your tinnitus do you feel anxious? 0 1 2 3 4 5
16. Does your tinnitus get worse under stress? 0 1 2 3 4 5
17. Do you find it difficult to turn your attention away from your tinnitus for games or recreation? 0 1 2 3 4 5
18. Does your tinnitus make you upset? 0 1 2 3 4 5
19. Does your tinnitus control you? 0 1 2 3 4 5
20. Does your tinnitus bother you even when you are relaxed, even with relaxed breathing and thinking? 0 1 2 3 4 5

Date Your Total Score

Note: We often get asked if it is possible to copy the materials in my blog. The answer is Yes. The hope here is to encourage everyone to take charge of their illness, use the whole person for the cure.

Particularly if you know any of the 50 million persons who have tinnitus. For generations, these persons have been told:
It’s all in your head
Just live with it
It’s nothing.
Just ignore it
It’ll go away eventually

But today there are proven methods that work, as I will detail in this series. Just to name a few:
Residual Inhibition
Cognition
Biofeedback
Masking
N-Acetyl Cystein

And many others.

One advantage to being able to demonstrate the tinnitus pitch and volume is that it helps in defining what helps tinnitus. For example, in formulating the Tinnitus Caps formula, www.drgrossantinnitus.com I was able to define which products in the formula worked by using the tinnitus sound changes to guide the formula composition