If you are searching to find relief from ringing ears and tinnitus, there’s a big chance that you’re constantly looking for some sort of relief. Keep reading for suggestions and proven tips on how to fix this annoying problem!
What Causes Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a symptom of a problem with the auditory system, and unfortunately, there is no cure. You can mask and overcome the perceived intensity of ringing ears and tinnitus by employing a number of treatments.
Sometimes it sounds like ringing, hissing, roaring, buzzing or clicking, but tinnitus is annoying for sure, and most cases are due to some form of hearing loss. In addition, it can also be caused by some physical dysfunction somewhere else in the body.
If severe enough, ringing ears and tinnitus can invade your quality of life, cause irritability, stress, fatigue, and anxiety. It can also affect concentration, memory, and sleep. If you value all of those things (and we know you do), here are a few tips that may help:
Investigate Hearing Aids And Cochlear Implants
Since most cases of tinnitus are due to a hearing problem, or the beginning of a hearing problem, hearing aids and cochlear implants can be beneficial. They can amplify as well as lower certain noises.
This treatment uses external sound to cover up the ringing sounds of tinnitus. It is usually something like music, white noise, or some pleasant sound you enjoy. Ocean waves or falling rain are common choices to help your relax and mask the ringing sounds. Unfortunately the tinnitus will return without the particular sound therapy.
Yes, we said exercise. It seems that many who suffer from tinnitus are also emotionally stressed which can exacerbate the problem. Finding ways to relax and relieve stress, like exercising, can ultimately help you cope with tinnitus.
Talk With Surgical Associates Northwest About Antidepressants
Certain anti-anxiety meds and antidepressants like Xanax can often help with tinnitus.
See Your Dentist
Your tinnitus could be a result of your temporomandibular joint or your jawbone. If not properly aligned, it can cause ringing in your ears. If this is the case, your dentist can realign your bite.
PTM Or Progressive Tinnitus Management
There is a therapeutic treatment offered by the US Department of Veteran Affairs for ringing ears and tinnitus. It is a common disability of veterans. Being in combat and training leads to noise induced hearing loss. Contact for more information.
Some other ways to reduce ringing ears and tinnitus include the following:
- Earwax removal
- Avoid loud noises, alcohol, and nicotine
- Use a fan or soft music at night
Contact Surgical Associates Northwest if you want to find relief from ringing ears and tinnitus or if you have questions about which treatment is best for you.
For further questions or to schedule an appointment, please call (253) 833-4050 or request an appointment online today.