Tinnitus sufferers can describe their symptoms as a ringing, hissing, rushing, buzzing, or chirping. The only thing they have in common is a constant, annoying sound in one or both ears that has no external cause. Medicine hasn’t yet found a cure for tinnitus, although many over-the-counter preparations make claims that they have. Below are a wide range of therapies that allow you to cope with your tinnitus more easily, making it seem less obvious and present in your life.
For many patients, the perceived volume or pitch from their tinnitus lowers when they are feeling at the peak of their health. Eating a nutritional diet, taking vitamin supplements, drinking enough water, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can all combine to help lower the effect tinnitus has on your day to day life.
Specialized Hearing Aids
For almost all people, tinnitus is connected with at least some level of hearing loss. Using hearing aids to increase the sound from external sources can, in effect, drown out the perceived internal sound of the tinnitus. In addition, recent technology has developed specialized hearing aids made specifically to soothe tinnitus sounds and make them easier to deal with.
There are no FDA approved chemical treatments for tinnitus at this time. However, the condition can get so bad that some people react with anger or depression. Certain drug therapies can help you to cope with the very real stresses of dealing with the worst cases of tinnitus.
It’s rare, but some cases of tinnitus have physical causes related to certain jaw disorders. For some patients, getting treatments or a cure for their TMJ and other jaw problems can lessen or eliminate their tinnitus problems.
Tinnitus is a complicated problem, affecting millions of people in a variety of ways. If you or a loved one is suffering from this condition, contact the experts at U.S. Hearing Solutions. We can offer you many different treatment options for helping to cope with this constant annoyance in your life.