In America, close to 36,000,000 people have tinnitus. Should you be among this number, the following advice should help you find some relief from this frustrating condition.
Bring up your tinnitus to your doctor at your next yearly physical exam and ask to be referred to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. An ENT can look into the cause of your tinnitus, which is vital, if you are going to find a way to treat it.
To get your mind off tinnitus, create an alternate noise to listen to. Recite poetry or mantras to yourself. Play a musical instrument. You can even chew gum. Singing and humming your favorite songs is always a pleasant way to get through your day and your mind off of the ringing.
When you are visiting your doctor for the first time, tell him if you have had a previous diagnosis of tinnitus. There are multitudes of medications that can make your tinnitus worse. If you experience new or increasing tinnitus symptoms soon after beginning a new medication, talk to your doctor about changing your prescription.
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.
The intensity of tinnitus can be reduced by simply learning relaxation and concentration techniques. These techniques will help to control the groups of muscles and circulation throughout your body, which in turn will cause the relaxation of the things that may be behind your tinnitus. Simply relaxing may be the key to relieving your symptoms.
Tell your friends and family about what you’re going through. It is important for you to surround yourself with people who are understanding and supportive; that can only happen if you share what is happening with your ears. Explain what tinnitus is, and how it affects your life, so that they are aware and can be there for you.
Try partial masking. This entails hiding the sound of your tinnitus by listening to sounds that are very similar. This can include nature sounds, computer sounds or even the sound of a fan. Gradually lower the other sounds until your tinnitus appear to be as inconsequential as the other sounds you hear every day.
If you suffer from pulsatile tinnitus (the sound in your ears keeps rhythm with your heart) ask your doctor if using tricyclic antidepressants may be beneficial for your condition. These medications have been proven to offer relief to numerous people who suffer from pulsatile tinnitus. Since this class of medication may cause side effects, your physician may prescribe these drugs only on a trial basis to see if they are effective.
Whether it’s you or a loved one who has to deal with the constant humming, buzzing and ringing symptoms of tinnitus, there is relief out there. Try some of the advice in this article to see if it helps you. With luck, you will find some that work for you.