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Stopping Ringing in the Ears: Tinnitus Treatment

January 3, 2018

 

Every day we have patients contacting us and coming to see us because they are suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition where one experiences ringing in the ears or other noises when no such external physical noise is present. The condition can be debilitating, so there is much interest on the internet in therapies, cures, and remedies. Below is a concise list of best things you can do to cure your tinnitus. 

 

  1. Get a comprehensive hearing exam. This is the absolute best thing you can do. Tinnitus is usually caused by a problem in the hearing system; it is a symptom, not a disease.

  2. Earwax removal. This would be taken care of typically in a comprehensive hearing exam and often can relieve tinnitus symptoms in cases of impaction.

  3. Medical review. A review of your medications and other known underlying conditions should be performed. This also would be covered in a comprehensive hearing exam.

  4. Hearing Aids. In a large percentage of tinnitus cases, treating a hearing loss cures tinnitus altogether.

  5. Masking devices. Worn with or without hearing aids, masking devices produce a low level of noise to help cover or mask the symptoms of tinnitus.

  6. Tinnitus retraining typically consists of a two process approach of wearing sound therapy devices and receiving counseling.

  7. Medication. Medication such as anti-depressants have shown to be successful for some in the alleviation of tinnitus symptoms.

  8. Diet change. Certain foods, like those high in sodium for example, are good to eliminate from your diet if you are prone to tinnitus.

  9. Dietary supplements. Lipo Flavonoid for many years has been prescribed as a dietary supplement for sufferers of tinnitus.

  10. Lifestyle change. Eliminating stress in your daily life is shown to have a positive effect on relieving conditions of tinnitus.

 

If you are suffering from tinnitus and looking for relief, you need to take the first step and see your audiologist. He or she can evaluate your symptoms and test your hearing. Having your hearing health tested and your tinnitus evaluated will help determine what is the best therapy for you. Call Peachtree Hearing today and make an appointment and stop suffering with tinnitus.

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