I’ll have to try this and let you know what I think.
Taking zinc supplements might ease the discomfort of tinnitus — the debilitating condition which causes ringing and buzzing noises in the ear and for which there is currently no effective cure.
Around 200 sufferers are currently taking part in a clinical trial at the University of Iowa, in the U.S., to discover whether a daily zinc sulphate pill can alleviate the symptoms.
The trial follows smaller studies which have suggested zinc deficiency could play a part in the development of tinnitus — both are more common in the elderly.
One study involving patients aged 20 to 59 at Toyoko Hospital, in Japan, found patients with tinnitus who had otherwise normal hearing had significantly lower blood zinc levels compared to a control group.
‘These findings suggest that zinc is involved in the generation of tinnitus, especially in patients whose hearing is relatively normal,’ say the researchers.