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.
Research some relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or meditation. For many people, being stressed can make the tinnitus worse, and the tinnitus itself causes you stress. This positive feedback loop can be broken through the use of relaxation techniques, which can help reduce the incidents of tinnitus in your life.
Reduce the amount of sodium in your diet. Some doctors claim that a diet that is high in salt can make tinnitus worse. Even if this isn’t true, a low-sodium diet is beneficial for your heart and your health in general. Therefore, there’s no harm in trying it out and seeing if your tinnitus is lessened.
It is important to be as involved as possible with your own treatment when you have tinnitus. Nobody knows your body like you do, so you need to be an active part of your healthcare team. Communicate your feelings, symptoms and ideas openly and clearly to your doctor to give him all the information he needs to help you the best he can.
Make sure there are people in your life who know and understand that you are dealing with tinnitus. Since it is an invisible condition, it can be difficult for people in general to comprehend why life can be such a challenge for you at times. Having people close to you who “get it”ï¿½ can make all the difference in helping you to cope day to day.
If you begin to suffer from tinnitus, it is important that you remain calm and avoid panic. Remember that tinnitus is almost never a sign of a serious medical condition. Millions of people throughout the world have experienced some form of tinnitus. You are not alone, so stay relaxed and don’t be afraid.
Something nontraditional that you can do to help with tinnitus is hypnosis. It is not your typical idea, however, is has been proven to help patients in the past. After you are hypnotized by a professional, you can also learn tips and tricks to do self-hypnosis at home.
Beware of quick-fix products. There are many products out there that promise to cure tinnitus, but don’t deliver. Don’t waste your money on every CD, book and program that promises to cure you. Investigate each claim thoroughly before you buy. If you decide to make a purchase, make sure you can contact a person (not a machine) at the company and that there is a refund policy in place.
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.