Tinnitus can be one of the most frustrating conditions but how can you stop that ringing noise in your ears?
Well, the bad news is that you can’t! There is currently no cure for tinnitus.
But just because there’s no cure doesn’t mean there’s no hope but the emphasis is on managing the condition rather than curing it.
There are some really effective Tinnitus treatment therapy programs that do just that. Exactly what form these programs should take depends on the causes of the problem and the individual. What works for one does not necessarily fork for the next patient. Often it’s a case of trial and error to find the one that works for you – or it may be a combination of several different therapies – read our section on tinnitus treatment reviews to consider your options.
How to Stop That Ringing Noise in Your Ears!
Tinnitus does not mean you’re going deaf but a hearing aid can help you pick up on sounds that you wouldn’t otherwise hear and hence help to mask the sounds of your tinnitus.
Again, this introduces additional sounds which help to mask the condition. A white noise generator is particularly popular – especially when it comes to sleeping.
Relaxation Therapy, Support and Counselling:
Tinnitus can cause frustration and stress which can actually make the condition worse. Finding ways to relax and reduce stress through psychological support, counselling and relaxation is therefore always beneficial
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT):
This is probably the most effective tinnitus therapy. It basically help to reprogram the brains natural reaction and negative thoughts in relation to tinnitus. This can really help you live in harmony with the condition.
Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT):
This form of therapy is a combination of sound therapy and psychological control.
There’s no wonder drug to treat tinnitus but anti-anxiety, anti-depressants and sleep aids can all help in certain circumstances
Don’t write these off! They are known to have a high efficiency rate depending on the individual: maskers, homeopathy, yoga, massage therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, herbal treatments and even hypnosis for tinnitus can be used.
When you can’t stop it…?
There are some very unpleasant situations when tinnitus results from hearing loss, either due to trauma or to old age. The recovery may be beyond repair and this is when tinnitus management helps, provided that you are open to try new things.
You also need to be aware of the fact that an aggravation in your condition could appear at any moment. Some emotional upheaval or a more stressful period could be enough to turn the noise in the ears into a debilitating condition.
Even though there is no clear treatment for your tinnitus, visit the doctor for regular check ups to make sure things don’t get worse. You may not be able to stop the ringing but you can control it!
Read our section on tinnitus treatment reviews to consider your options and find a treatment that works for you.