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3 Tinnitus Relief Methods

Tinnitus Sufferer

The frustrating and constant inner ear buzzing that is tinnitus is possibly one of the most annoying things to deal with for some people. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in one or both ears, constant or intermittent, loud or soft – it is not an easy condition to live with. An appointment early on with an audiologist can help you to determine whether the tinnitus you are experiencing is a symptom of something more serious. For most patients, the first thing that they are concerned with is reducing the noise so that they can live a more comfortable life – and understandably so. You need to have the support of an audiologist, so that you don’t have to live with tinnitus any longer than you currently are. There are a lot of treatments out there for tinnitus, and we’ve got three methods below that could work for you.

Hearing aids

There are a lot of things that can cause tinnitus; age, loud noise and medical conditions being just some of those. Hearing loss can accelerate tinnitus. If you can’t hear the external sounds outside your own head, you’re going to notice the buzzing in your ears much quicker. A hearing aid will not only help you hear better, it can also be equipped with a sound-masking feature to help override those tinnitus noises.

Sound machines

Another popular relief method for tinnitus is the use of a sound machine. This produces a white-noise type sound and allows the person to relax or sleep better because it can help to cover or blend with the tinnitus. Your audiologist can recommend the best one for your needs, but many people find relief using these machines at bed time or when trying to concentrate.

Tinnitus retraining therapy

Sound therapies to distract you from the tone you are hearing in your ears has been used as an effective – albeit temporary – treatment for some time. Your audiologist can walk you through different therapies such as tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), which can help you to get a much better night of sleep. TRT can help you to learn to cope with the buzzing or hissing that you are experiencing, and it’s a technique that can help you to move forward while you are searching for a solution.

Tinnitus is not an easy condition to live with, and those who do live with it are often suffering with an underlying and unknown condition that they are not yet aware of. The right support with an audiologist can help you to get as comfortable as possible while you are awaiting answers from hearing tests. Ultimately, if you want to get the relief from the noise, you need to book an appointment as soon as possible.