Tinnitus can be hard to describe because the standard terminology for it hasn’t been established. The description of it depends on the person. Most commonly it is referred to as a buzzing, ringing or humming noise in your ears that can range from slightly annoying to downright disturbing. Hopefully, the following tips can provide a respite from the constant noise level.
Remain calm. Tinnitus is only rarely a symptom of a serious brain condition or hearing problem. You don’t need to stress about suddenly having developed a brain tumor or puncturing an eardrum. Generally, tinnitus is a condition all on its own, without an underlying medical explanation that could lead to other problems.
Get a white-noise machine. While you obviously can’t carry this around with you wherever you go, using it when you can, will help reduce the amount of ringing that you hear. One ideal time to use the machine is when you are sleeping; it can have the added benefit of canceling out other noises in your home that might wake you up.
Running is a great exercise for those who suffer from Tinnitus! Staying active, in general, helps to reduce the symptoms of Tinnitus. But, running helps to keep your mind off of the uncomfortable feelings you have from Tinnitus. Plus, the fresh air you feel when you run can be beneficial!
Chewing gum is one of the best remedies for Tinnitus. Medical research has shown that chewing gum can relieve the pressure and sounds that are associated with Tinnitus. However, be careful to stop chewing if you start feeling more symptoms or if you develop pain in your jaw or elsewhere.
To help treat your tinnitus naturally, try taking supplements. Some people report that zinc or magnesium have brought them relief, while others have found ginko biloba to be very helpful. While these methods won’t work for everybody, they’re certainly worth a try. In some cases, taking these supplements yields very positive results.
Having gentle white noise can help you fall asleep when you have tinnitus, but loud noise can sometimes make your situation worse. Keeping earplugs with you when you travel can help you fall asleep without being kept awake by the parties in the next room or other noisy annoyances.
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.
It is true that tinnitus can be hard to explain to others who have not experienced it. Descriptions of the noises heard vary from person to person as does the intensity level of the noise. Modern medicine has yet to find a completely effective cure but many people report relief by using the tips from this article.