Tinnitus is an often irritating condition that forces sufferers to hear ringing, humming or even “whooshing” sounds in their ears. It isn’t something that anybody wants to deal with so it makes sense that you’re trying to find a way to ease your symptoms. The problem here is that tinnitus isn’t your easy to cure kind of condition. The good news is that there are some treatments that can be very effective and we will share some of them with you in this article.
If your doctor recommends a hearing aid to help your hearing, this can sometimes be helpful for tinnitus as well.
Although this isn’t the main purpose of a hearing aid, it may help to relieve symptoms of tinnitus in addition to addressing your hearing problem. One of the secondary benefits of a hearing aid can be to make you less aware of the noise in your ears as your ability to hear external sounds improves. This may or may not be the only treatment you require for tinnitus, but at the very least it can make you less focused on the ringing in your ears. While there’s nothing wrong with trying various folk remedies for tinnitus, if you want something with more scientific clout, a new approach called Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment has been developed. The actual method is very simple, at least for the patient, as it only entails listening to a soundtrack through headphones. These are not generic soundtracks, but made to match the hearing and brain frequencies of every person who uses them. This is a sophisticated system where your brain actually learns a new and less troublesome (to your ears) way of interpreting sound. This treatment must be administered by someone trained in this method, so if you’re interested, do a search online and find out how you can participate in this. While this method is not yet well known, there’s clinical proof that it’s effective at giving people long term relief from tinnitus.
One unorthodox tinnitus treatment is using essential oils, which are used for a variety of purposes. Essential oils may be diffused throughout a room, or you can apply some of them to your body (but check if it’s safe first). Since there are hundreds, if not thousands of essential oils and tinnitus is a condition that has many causes, there’s no simple formula for which essential oil to use; some, however, such as lavender, are relaxing for almost everyone. Any oils can be enjoyed by taking in their fragrance; if you’ve ascertained that it’s safe, you can place certain oils on the outside areas of your ears. Read the precautions on the bottle and do your research before using any particular oil.
One of the most promising new scientific breakthroughs for tinnitus is sound wave therapy that has been shown to help people reduce the ringing in their ears. Although science has provided some solutions, there are many more available that are holistic and that have come down through the ages that may help us even more. The key is to become self-aware and to continue trying new things that are safe that may help you eliminate tinnitus from your life.
It can be tough dealing with health concerns like this one if you don’t have adequate insurance coverage. To make sure you have more than enough, check with your medical care provider whenever you can.