That horrible ringing in the ear! It is enough to really drive someone batty. At times it is fine and you do not quite hear it, but at other times that ringing is just deafening. Fortunately there are things that you can do to help yourself live with tinnitus. The paragraphs that follow will give you a few good pointers on it.
Talk about your tinnitus to your family, friends, and co-workers. Let them know what environments are especially hard for you or if there are certain foods that trigger an attack. Most people are willing to help if they know what you need. Talking about tinnitus also helps it to be less of a burden.
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.
Reflexology is an amazing tool to treat the symptoms of tinnitus. Find yourself an accredited practitioner in your area and ask for references. Then choose the person who you trust and feel understands your problems the best. In only a few treatments you’ll notice that your symptoms will be reduced!
If you suffer from tinnitus work to relieve any sinus congestion you may have. The pressure from congestion can increase your tinnitus symptoms. Try sleeping with your head elevated and if you have allergies treat them the best that you can. Keeping a warm humidifier can also help to open up the congestion, which will relieve your tinnitus symptoms.
Use a properly fitted medical device to help relieve tinnitus. A hearing aid alleviates symptoms in about half of tinnitus patients who also have hearing loss. A “tinnitus masker,” a device worn in the ear which produces a low-level noise that helps cover the unpleasant ringing sensation, can also benefit patients without hearing loss.
See a doctor immediately if you experience any tinnitus warning signs. Tinnitus occurring in only one ear or accompanied by difficulty swallowing or speaking, severe dizziness, or severe headaches can be a sign of a serious medical problem. Getting prompt diagnosis and treatment in such cases might save your hearing from permanent damage.
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.
Hopefully the information that was presented to you in this article will be able to make a big difference in your life. Living with a constant noise can be quite annoying and distracting. So anything that can minimize it should make it a bit more bearable for you.