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Tinnitus Update | Mag Cal and Hearing

From eNewsletter 8/14/2023

DID YOU KNOW that optimal magnesium and calcium intake is associated with lower risk of hearing loss in older adults?

A study in Frontiers in Nutrition found that older adults getting at least 400 mg. magnesium (from food and supplements) and 1000 mg. calcium (from food and supplements) had a significantly lower risk of low frequency hearing loss and speech frequency hearing loss.

The authors also mentioned that food and supplement sources of magnesium and calcium need to be individualized for maximum effectiveness.


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Tinnitus Update

Steve: Since the pandemic, there has been a major uptick in tinnitus cases. Here are the latest breakthroughs and suggestions.

Where You Live

If you have tinnitus and find difficulty sleeping, experts suggest a white noise machine or other soft sound to distract from the ringing. This would be particularly helpful if you live close to traffic noise. According to a recent study in Environmental Health Perspectives, there is a vicious cycle involving stress reactions and sleep disturbance as a potential cause. If you live near a busy road, it may increase your stress levels and affect your sleep. When we are under stress and sleep poorly, we may be at a higher risk of developing tinnitus.

Active Bisensory Treatment

A combination of acoustic and electrical stimulation may reduce tinnitus by half if the cause is overactivity of the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the brain stem, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open. The treatment is called active (bisensory) treatment, and is a portable device developed and manufactured by in2being, LLC, for in-home use.

Dietary Choices

A study from Nutrients elucidated the role of diet in tinnitus onset. Researchers found that high intake caffeine, some dairy products like butter, processed meats, sugar, alcohol, and legumes increased the risk for, or exacerbated, tinnitus.


If you are taking an ototoxic drug (a drug that can be toxic to hearing health), your health care provider may recommend stopping treatment and replacing the drug with a less toxic one.

Hearing Aids

Tinnitus hearing aids can help diminish symptoms of tinnitus, especially for age-related hearing loss or cases where the brain is trying to fill a void in sound.

Additional Treatments

Acupuncture may be effective. Cognitive behavior therapies (CBT) can help you cope with some of the side effects of tinnitus, which can include depression, anxiety and cognitive decline.


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