Every day, over 50 million Americans just like you struggle with the painful ringing caused by Tinnitus. But what most of them don’t know is that in less than 1 minute, they could achieve complete, blissful silence!
Silence is golden. But how can you buy silence if you suffer from tinnitus? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control latest figures, more than 2 million people have extreme and debilitating cases of ear-ringing, which can lead to additional complications such as depression, memory problems, and anxiety.
If you are looking even for just a single minute of complete silence, keep reading. You can tame your tinnitus just by snapping your fingers – millions of people already did this!
Why Tinnitus is more dangerous than a machine gun pointed at your ear
According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, the most common reported disability by veterans is tinnitus. But you don’t have to take part in a war to suffer from tinnitus – as this plague is about as common in children as it is in adults.
Unfortunately, hearing loss and tinnitus go hand in hand. In fact, doctors consider tinnitus a tell-tale sign of hearing damage.
Numerous studies have linked tinnitus and hearing loss problems with more serious conditions, like social isolation, depression, a decline in job performance and even loss of brain tissue.
How to tame Tinnitus in 30 seconds just by snapping your fingers
So, what is the best way to prevent a stubborn case of tinnitus from stealing your life and your sanity? It’s a special technique called “finger drumming” and it has taken the internet by storm!
Thousands of people suffering from ear-ringing have tried it and experienced soothing silence after many years of constant buzzing and swooshing.
Here’s how you can do this immediately:
- Put your palms over your ears with your fingers resting on the back of your head.
- Your middle fingers must be slightly above the base of your skull and point toward each other.
- Put your index fingers on top of your middle fingers, and then snap your index fingers down so they make a drumming sound on the back of your head. Do this 40 to 50 times.
Here’s a short video of the exercise, so you can get a better idea of what you need to do:
The science behind this:
But why does this easy technique work so well? Here’s what Dan Polley, a Harvard researcher and the director of the Lauer Tinnitus Research Center, had to say: “There’s some logic to it: it falls into a class of therapy called maskers.”
Maskers are usually devices that can be placed in the ear like a hearing aid that emits sound, or else just a specific type of soundtrack that a person can listen to (like rainfall, or a fan).
The sound can temporarily suppress the noise of tinnitus, and Polley said that it appears that’s what’s happening in the video, only a more manual version.
PS: for this quick fix to fully work, researchers recommend practicing it daily. If this powerful technique does not work for you, then you should investigate further: did you try alternative remedies? Are you lacking essential vitamins and nutrients? Do you suffer from pulsatile tinnitus?