Are you noticing ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sounds in your ears? Do you hear these sounds often or all the time. And do these loathsome sounds interfere with your daily life’s activities?
You may be experiencing tinnitus.
Tinnitusis a symptom associated with many forms of hearing loss or other health issues. People with severe cases of tinnitus may find it difficult to hear, work, or even sleep.
What may be causing your ear ringing tinnitus is:
- over 200 medications
- different types of hearing loss
- problems in your heart, blood vessels, jaws, neck
- too much exposure to loud noise causing noise-induced tinnitus
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, several forms of treatment may offer you some relief. Not every treatment works for everyone, so you may need to try several to find the one(s) that is right for your.
Some conventional and alternative/complementary tinnitus treatments and relief include:
- Hearing aids for the many with associated hearing loss helps increase your ability to hear environmental noise, thus lessening your notice of tinnitus produced sound.
- Maskers are electronic devices that use sound to soften the ringing or roaring of tinnitus to achieve the “less notice” effect. Sometimes maskers hide tinnitus so well that you will barely hear it.
- Some medicines or homeopathic remedies may ease your tinnitus.
- Some study results have found ginkgo may help, research is ongoing. Gingko does have some potential side effects.
- Tinnitus retraining therapy uses a combination of counseling and maskers. After a while, some learn how to avoid thinking about their tinnitus. It takes time for this treatment to work, but it can be very helpful.
- Learning how to relax is very helpful, especially if the noise in your ears frustrates you. Stress makes tinnitus seem worse, and relaxing gives you an opportunity to rest and better deal with the sound.Natural Relief from Tinnitus (Paperback (Trade Paper))
The most important thought you can have to help you cope is “think about” other things. This is why listening to music is a very helpful natural relief treatment. You forget about or mask your ear ringing tinnitus for a while.
Try listening to recorded nature sounds maskers, like ocean waves, the wind, birds singing or even crickets. This method has been used by many with nature produced success.
Avoid anything that can make your tinnitus worse, especially loud noises. Wearing ear plugs or special earmuffs to assist with an unavoidable loud environment.
Another important thing you can do is trying to determine what is causing your tinnitus. Consulting with your physician about your ear ringing will help narrow the field of causes. For example, they will check to see if it is related to or refer you to:
- blood pressure
- kidney function
- medications you take
- refer you to otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist)
- refer you to an audiologist to measure your hearing in case of hearing loss
Acceptance that you will “just have to live” with this loathsome annoyance is not a healthy lifestyle way to handle your tinnitus noise issue. The stress of its constant ear ringing alone may cause other health related outcomes.