Tinnitus can be a frustrating problem. This chronic medical condition can leave you feeling powerless or even depressed. However, there is no need to give up. While you may not be able to cure tinnitus, you can take steps to control the burden of your symptoms. The following advice has been written with people just like you in mind.
Try turning on a fan, radio or something that generates background noise when you feel like your tinnitus is becoming bothersome. The noise helps mask the tinnitus so that it does not bother you as much. So often, when you hear noise in your ears, you become focused on it, which can cause excess stress and anxiety.
If you have that constant ringing in your ear that is caused by tinnitus, it is important to see a physician to get a proper diagnosis. Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of sources such as head injuries, ear infections, loud noises, stress, vascular problems, and the side effects of medication. The treatment prescribed for tinnitus will be dependent upon what is causing the condition.
Many people who have tinnitus find relief from their condition by utilizing sound therapy. There is a simple experiment that you can try to see if sound therapy will help you cope with your tinnitus. Tune your radio between two stations. You should hear a static sound when you have tuned it between stations. If the static sound from the radio masks your tinnitus or makes it less noticeable (partially masks it), then sound therapy will probably help your condition.
If your tinnitus is excruciating and your doctors are unable to help you, try Eastern and alternative techniques. The human body is not fully understood by Western medicine, despite its many wonderful advances. Hypnosis, Yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture and even Reiki all have relieved tinnitus for some sufferers over the years.
Acupuncture is becoming a widely accepted source of treatment for many symptoms such as pain, nausea and even tinnitus. No one is quite sure what the scientific evidence is for why it is effective against tinnitus, but many tinnitus sufferers get relief by using it, so it may be worth a try!
There are studies that indicate that tinnitus is a condition that is inflammatory. This being said, it makes a great deal of sense to start an anti-inflammatory diet to try to gain some control over your symptoms. A dietary regimen such as this would include plentiful servings of both fruits and vegetables, but also known anti-inflammatories like flax seed oils and salmon.
Stay busy. Instead of focusing on your tinnitus, fill your life with activities you like and goals that you want to reach. When you stop paying attention to your tinnitus, you might be able to forget about it because you’re simply too busy enjoying life. Take up a sport or go out with friends and have fun; anything you like to spend time doing will help you.
As you can see, you can stop tinnitus from affecting your emotional state and social life. If you maintain a sense of self awareness and reach out to appropriate support networks, you can triumph over your condition, and live well despite tinnitus. The above suggestions should be an excellent starting point for your journey.