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Homeopathy for Tinnitus

Written by Robert Medhurst

Tinnitus can be reduced in some people by acupuncture, the use of magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B3 and B12, choline, gingko, prickly ash and black cohosh. There’s been no clinical trial confirmation of the effectiveness of homeopathy for this problem. A number of practitioners have seen significant relief provided by the following remedies.

Tinnitus, noises that occur in the ear rather than in the outside environment, chronically affects around 10 to 20% of the population. It arises as a result of injury to the ear, all forms of otitis, a blocked eustacian tube, otosclerosis, middle ear tumors or Meniere’s disease. It can also be related to the use of various pharmaceutical drugs, circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, thyroid disease and head injury. It’s usually a symptom of disease rather than a disease itself and causes a significant level of misery in those who have to endure it.

Cochlear implants in those with hearing loss may help, as can hearing aids. Playing background music to mask the tinnitus ( Homeopathy Treatment for Tinnitus ) is often used and “tinnitus maskers” are also available. Unfortunately, few people using these measures experience substantial relief.

Tinnitus can be reduced in some people by acupuncture, the use of magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B3 and B12, choline, gingko, prickly ash and black cohosh, but the condition is notoriously difficult to treat.

Whilst there’s been no clinical trial confirmation of the effectiveness of homeopathy for this problem, a number of practitioners have seen significant relief provided by the following remedies.

Remedy Sounds heard Modalities/ Comments
Baryta mur.
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
  • Worse for chewing or swallowing
  • Better for sipping cold water
Chenopodium ant.
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
No modalities known for this remedy
  • Humming,Ringing
  • Singing
  • Worse after eating, at night, Better for warmth, open air
China sal. Unknown No modalities known for this remedy
Chinin sulph
  • Ringing
  • Worse mid to late morning, cold
  • Better for pressure
  • Cracking
  • Worse on waking, lying down, worse left side
  • Better for walking, cold drinks
  • Buzzing
  • Worse for cold, damp air
  • Better for warmth and dry weather
  • Buzzing
  • Crackling
  • Roaring
  • Worse from wet weather, worse at night
  • Better from rest
  • Cracking
  • Hissing
  • Roaring
  • Sounds like gunshots
  • Worse for warmth, worse at night
  • Better from wrapping up
Kali iod
  • Ringing
  • Worse from heat, changing or damp weather, night
  • Better for motion, cold air, open air
  • Roaring
  • Rushing
  • Wind
Worse at night, worse from heat
Better for cold, better for rest
  • Humming
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Rushing
  • Whizzing
  • Worse for warmth, early evening, right side
  • Better for motion, warm food and drink
Mag carb
  • Buzzing
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Whizzing
  • Worse for warmth of the bed, temperature changes
  • Better for warm air, open air
  • Ringing
  • Cracking
  • Whizzing
  • Wind
  • Worse for motion, cold weather, eating
  • Better for warm air, dry weather, raised head
Salicylic acid
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Worse for motion, night, cold
  • Better for dry heat
  • Roaring
  • Worse from cold air and drafts, in the morning
  • Better for warmth, for wrapping head
Thiosinaminum Unknown No modalities known. Normally only used clinically where scar tissue or a thickening of the ear drum causes tinnitus

These remedies should be used in 6C potencies, three times daily, only while the symptoms that relate specifically to the remedy are present. For any issues that don’t resolve in a reasonable period of time or those that increase in severity, the services of a qualified and experienced homoeopath should be sought.

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About the author

Robert Medhurst

Robert Medhurst BNat DHom DBM DRM DNutr is an Australian Naturopath & Homeopath with 40 years of clinical experience. He has written many articles and lectured on homeopathy throughout Australia and the U.S. Robert previously set up and operated 5 natural therapies practices in Sydney and Adelaide and was involved in teaching and medical research. He was formerly the Expert Advisor on Homeopathy to the Federal Government of Australia, Dept. of Health & Ageing. He specialises in homeopathy and is the author of The Business of Healing, the definitive guide for clinical practice establishment and management, as well as The Concordant Clinical Homeopathic Repertory. For more information see adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au.


  • Sir, regarding Tinnitus remedy. It is a good article and very helpful for the patient who suffers from Tinnitus and Menier’s Disease. I am suffering ringing in the ear at night.Taking Ginco biloba tab.
    I appreciate such articles on Homeopathy 4 Everyone.

  • Hi Robert,
    Thanks for your nice article. Many people suffer from tinitis and its also my experience that many homeopathic remedies work on the tinitis. Often there’s an aggravation at first after which the sounds seems to diminish or the patient don’t seem to notice it so much anymore. Sometimes it comes and goes.
    I have one question: Some of my patients hear a high ongoing beep, like the high tone that use to come from old tv sets (if you know what I mean). But I can’t find this sound in the repertories. Maybe I just dont know the right word in English. What would you suggest? Where should I look?
    Thank you and kind regards,

  • Article is Ok it is all from the materia medica. The content of personal experience is lacking as I observe.
    There are several modalities which are left. Our reports and personal experiences are that:
    Tinnitus may be caused by or worsens with
    Caffeine (cola drinks)
    Black tea
    green Tea

  • I miss Nux Vomica as a very good remedy against tinnitus, when modalities are stress (till to burn-out), overworking and anger. Especially for who has huge ambitions and expect a lot from other and self.

  • sir i have good result with salicylic acid for vertigo of menniere’s disease .the disease comprises of triad of symptoms i.e, vertigo,tinnitus,and vomiting.

  • Tinnitus often becomes the central focus of the patient’s life and leads to a lot of emotional disturbances. A constitutional approach would be a better option than a specific drug. This of course is the preferred method fortreating not just tinnitus but all conditions.

  • Very good article if you don’t mind ,causes of the ailments are equally important as they might suggast the base of the selection of remedy. Thank you.

  • As usual excellent and very informative article. But I am a little confused, Tinnitus is listed under, Homeopathy For Tinnitus, Tinnus Cure, Tinnitus Remedy and Tinnitus Symptons. Why is that. Seems to me that it is the same desease. And then there are no less than 50 Homeopathic remedies.
    I think it is confussing even fo a Homeopath let alone a student of Homeopathy.

  • If some1 needs a homeopathic remedy, use
    Calc carb: chilly, craves sweets, anxious
    Carbo veg: tinnitus after an illness
    Cinchona officinalis: fluid loss, bleeding
    Cimicifuga 30,Coffea cruda 30, Graphites30,Kali carb30,Lycopodium 30,Nat salicylicum 30,
    Salicylicum acidum 30, Nux Vomica 30,
    Mix them all, take 10 drops in a glass of water 4 times a day. Also do massage by Olive oil inside the ear and surrounding the ear and head. Dont let the ear dry, put 2drops of sesame oil in the ear and massage ear surroundings gently so that the ear inner lining gets oily.

  • One of the better articles on tinnitus I’ve found.
    Mine is/was caused by the long term use of Zolpidem Tartrate. After giving this awful drug up for two years I still suffer from Tinnitus ringing continuously, with no changes.
    Several sites recommend China and one, Sulphur, so I’ll check these out.
    Thank you.

  • Dear sir I can’t hear anything in my right ear this problem has came before 2008 I see our ear many doctor meerut Delhi and shamli Doctor told me your ear is cold fever I am very sad pls give me good medicine last time Doctor say your ear tinnitus dresses I can’t read English

  • Dear All,
    I am also suffering from this problem, currently i am using iris versicolor , but can any one help me in how to use it as dosage , because this problem starts from by taking high MG dosage of antibiotic, from then i am suffering very much please any one help me i am in great trouble ,and also suggest some homeo medicine for my tinnitus.


    • It may be possible that you were taking the wrong remedy as there are a few different ones pertaining to ringing in the ear. Don’t give up on Homeopathics you must try the next one. Also there is a right way and a wrong way to taking Homeopathic remedies. Taking them the wrong way will do absolutely nothing for you and taking them the right way with a *clean mouth, *No caffeine, *No nicotine, *Not after you have brushed your teeth, this is not what a *clean mouth means a *clean mouth means like *upon wakening. Taking the remedy regular as prescribed to *keep it in your system. *Storage is another important *Do not store the remedy near strong perfumes or deodorants *Keep them out of the direct sun. If your taking the pellet form *Shake the remedy vigorously to “Wake them up” make them Potent. *Do not touch the pellets *Do not pick them up and put back into the bottle as this can contaminate the remainder of your remedy. Im sure there must be a number of reasons why it didn’t work for you. *keep trying.

  • Taking cimicifuga 30c 5 pellets 3 times a day every 4 hours for 3 days,to treat Tinnitus. Symptoms have got worse but read up that it’s expected. Do I reduce amount of pellets or stop to see if symptoms settle?.

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