We provide expert solutions to ease ringing in the ears.
WHAT IS TINNITUS?
Tinnitus is commonly known as “ringing in the ears.” It is when you hear sounds when there is no other external noise present. If you hear a buzzing, humming, ringing, whooshing, or whistling sound in your ears or head then you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus itself is not a disease, but rather a symptom of something else. It can be the result of hearing loss, however many who don’t have hearing loss experience tinnitus. The symptoms can range from mildly annoying to debilitating.
Those who have tinnitus can experience it differently. There can be a variation in the pitch and tone you hear. Those with hearing loss may experience their symptoms of tinnitus more frequently and it may seem louder because the hearing loss makes it hard to ignore the tinnitus. Those who don’t have hearing loss may only experience their symptoms of tinnitus at night when their world is quiet. This is because there is no other noises present to distract the ringing in your ears.
Unfortunately, tinnitus is not curable, however it can be successfully managed. At Best Life Hearing Center, we can help you manage your tinnitus so you don’t notice the ringing in your ears and can feel at peace again. There are a variety of management techniques and solutions to help you, including:
- Relaxation exercises: Tinnitus can be caused by stress, and subsequently can lead to stress. This is an unfortunate cycle as stress can cause the tinnitus to seem louder and more frequent and then the tinnitus can cause you to feel more stressed. This cycle can be broken with relaxation exercises. Try to find the best method of relaxation that works for you and you should experience more peace of mind.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a method of talking therapy. You will learn about what makes your tinnitus worse, such as stress or worrying, and then you will learn effective ways to manage those triggers.
- Hearing aids: Hearing aids can help mask the sounds of tinnitus by amplifying other sounds. Even if you don’t have hearing loss, some hearing aids have a tinnitus masking feature that will play soothing sounds to distract your brain from the tinnitus.
Don’t let tinnitus control your life. Contact us today to schedule a tinnitus test and discover how we can help you hear peacefully again.
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