Does ginkgo biloba supplements help with tinnitus

Tinnitus can be a very annoying disease which affect many people worldwide. There is not a miracle cure available that works for everyone. If there was a wonder cure available we would all know about it already. But it’s not impossible to get rid of tinnitus or get some improvement. For some people their tinnitus improves over time or they even get rid of it completely.

One of the cures available for curing tinnitus is ginkgo biloba. Does ginkgo biloba help with your tinnitus? It depends what is causing your tinnitus. Ginkgo biloba is a natural blood thinner and it also makes the veins in our body stronger. Tinnitus has many different causes. One of the most common is hearing damage but there can be other causes like: Méniere disease, tmj, eustachius tube disfunction, bad blood flow circulation, …

If your tinnitus is caused by problems with the veins in your ear ginkgo biloba might improve your tinnitus. There is no guarantee that it will work but for some people it does improve their tinnitus. There has been done a small scale study on the forum tinnitustalk to poll how much people noticed an improvement with their tinnitus after taking ginkgo biloba. These are the results:

  • 10% noticed an improvement
  • 55% did not notice an improvement
  • 25% don’t know for sure if it helped or not
  • 10% think their tinnitus got worse after taking it

Where can i buy ginkgo biloba supplement for tinnitus improvement?

You can buy it local or online on amazon. I can recommend the follow 2 products if you want to give it a try:

  • NOW Ginkgo Biloba 120 mg,100 Veg Capsules

“Scientific research has demonstrated that Ginkgo biloba Extract has powerful free radical scavenging activity in in vitro studies.”

  • Arches Tinnitus Formula

“Highest quality Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo Max 26/7®), for best results.”

Best earplugs to protect your hearing against tinnitus

Most concerts are 100 to 110 decibel. Around 90 decibel is enough to do permanent damage to your ears depending on how long you expose yourself to the loud sound. Always protect your ears when you go to a party or loud environment. Once your hair cells are damaged they can’t repair themselves which can cause tinnitus. There are many different types of earplugs you can use, each have there own pro’s and cons.

Foam earplugs

These are cheap disposable earplugs you can use 1 or a few times before throwing them away. Their tapered shape fits easily in the ear.  The SNR value of this type of earplugs is 35db but you can get them anywhere ranging from 10 to 35db protection.

 

Reusable earplugs

Made from silicone so you you can clean them after usage. Can be used for sleeping, swimming, industrial noise, …

 

High fidelity earplugs

ETY-Plugs are the world’s highest fidelity non-custom earplugs. They reduce most noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of music. Standard foam earplugs reduce mid-range and high frequencies resulting in muffled speech and music. ETY-Plugs reduce sound levels evenly, preserving clarity of speech and communication, and richness of music.

Not recommended for gunfire, sleeping or swimming

 

Adaptive electronic earplugs with on / off switch

Adaptive noise reduction earplugs automatically adjust to the changing sound levels. These earplugs are perfect for people working in loud environments or musicians who need to wear earplugs every day. You get the noise protection when you need it but it’s still able to do a normal conversation with the earplugs in.

Hearing is natural, as if nothing is in the ears, until sound exceeds safe levels. As sound levels increase, earplugs gradually provide 9- or 15-dB sound reduction. Natural hearing is restored when sound returns to safe levels.

 

Custom molded earplugs

Easily and quickly fitted to the exact shape of your ear. This creates a perfect fitting earplug that will never hurt, never fall out and provide superior noise isolation.

EASY SHAPE SYSTEM: Simply heat the Decibullz thermoplastic molds in boiling water, let them cool for a bit, and shape them to your ears. That’s it, and If you don’t get the perfect fit the first time Decibullz are the only custom earplugs that are re-moldable.

 

Review of victorinox handyman swiss army knife

I use myself a victorinox handyman as every day carry knife. I bought the handyman instead of victorinox swisschamp because it’s thinner and has all the tools i need. Don’t get me wrong, the handyman is not a thin knife, it’s massive. But still it fits very well into my hand and the victorinox swisschamp is just to big to use properly. That’s why i decided to go with the handyman instead.

You can carry the victorinox hanyman comfortably in your pocket but i wear it on my belt in a pouch.

This knife has the following tools which a real handyman needs often:

  • A large and small blade. I use the big blade on my victorinox handyman very often to open carton box packages or envelopes. It’s so handy to have all the time a knife in your pocket within reach. The small blade is better at small jobs who are more precise.
  • Can opener with small screwdriver. I don’t open a lot of cans but it can be very handy for some people. I do use the screwdriver it’s very decent made. The screwdriver works on medium philips head screws.
  • Bottle opener with flat screwdriver and wire stripper. The bottle opener does the job very well. The flat screwdriver works on almost every screw so i use it a lot. I never use the wire stripper.
  • Scissors. I love the scissors on my handyman. You can use them to cut paper or cut your nails. They are very sharp , with only a little bit of pressure you can cut through hard objects.
  • Metal file/saw, nail file. I don’t use this tool, i’m not obsessed with my fingernails. The metal file and saw is ok but it takes some time to cut through metal. I would only use it in an emergency situation when it’s my only tool.
  • Wood saw. I don’t use this tool often. It works on other things than wood as well. You can cut also for example some plastic with this saw. Every type of material that’s not harder than wood works.
  • Pliers, wire cutter/crimper. This tool comes in handy sometimes for heavy jobs. The pliers are not as decent like the pliers from a multitool like a victorinox swisstool but they are also a lot smaller.
  • Tweezers and toothpick. These tools are hidden inside the scales of your swiss army knife. You can use the tweezers to grab small things or remove splinters.
  • Reamer. You can use this tool to punch a hole inside your belt to adjust. Or for sewing leather. I use the tool mostly to punch holes into objects.
  • Hook. You can use this hook to carry your bags when shopping so the plastic doesn’t cut into your hands. Or to pull some rope through something.
  • Chisel. To scrape
  • Corkscrew. Great to open a bottle of wine.
  • Small screwdriver. For small flat screws.

This swiss army knife is here for sale on amazon.

 

A cheaper alternative for official zippo fuel. Use naphtha instead.

Zippo doesn’t want you to know this little secret. Want to refill your zippo but don’t want to spend much money on expensive zippo fuel? There is an alternative and it works just as fine. We will discuss more in this article.

 

Zippo fuel is basically the same as naphtha with maybe a few additives. Zippo fluid contains about 10% (total) of xylene, cyclohexane, toluene and benzene. All are flammable hydrocarbons. The rest is just naphtha. When you want to refill your zippo with a cheaper alternative than the official zippo fuel. You can use pure naphtha instead, it works great! And it’s much cheaper. You can buy naphtha in a hardware store or on amazon.com. (click on the link to go to amazon.com)

 

Don’t use any of the following products in your zippo lighter:

  • Gasoline
  • Butane
  • Paint thinner
  • Alcohol
  • Lamp oil

I have seen people on the internet refill their zippo with gasoline etc. It works but over time the black dirty smoke will clog your zippo lighter and destroy the cotton inside.  The best cheap alternative for official zippo lighter fuel is naptha since it’s the same.

You can pay in some cases 5 bucks or more (depending on the shop) for regular zippo fuel for only a small bottle 125ml. For the same price you get 4 times or more naphtha while it burns as well like regular zippo fuel. The margins on zippo fuel must be very high. Naphtha is lighter fluid.

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