Forcing air into eustachian tube in the middle ear. pinch the nose, close your mouth and can help (blowing your ears) is by no means an approved technique. It may bring extra hurdles that you have to overcome, but it is possible to walk a smooth path. You will only be discouraged if you lay around thinking about the ringing in your ears. How many of you were not aware of background noises.
If you are diagnosed with and told that it's both incurable and that you'll be afflicted with it for life, get a second opinion. When I did get the synapse xt it almost drove my wife and I to divorce. Six cases were chosen to illustrate (1) the considerable diversity of configuration of hearing loss and neurological symptoms experienced by the synapse xt case; and (2) how cases with nearly identical standard audiometric data and the complaint of synapse xt can exhibit very different findings for BSERA and other central tests. Latencies for wave 5 were within 0.2 milliseconds for the two sides.
I was incredibly depressed and if you must know; even suicidal. But I've learned that other profound gifts do come, and from the strangest forms of suffering. If you happen to wake up because of a dream or a loud noise, simply go through the ten steps all over again.