The best treatments for tinnitus are prevention. This is true not only for tinnitus but also for most medical conditions. So what is tinnitus? Tinnitus is characterized by hissing, noises, and ringing in the ears without outside sources.
Some ways to prevent or minimize tinnitus are to avoid total silence, reduce exposure to very loud noise, monitor blood pressure regularly, decrease intake of salt, exercise, stay away from stimulants like nicotine and caffeine, manage stress, educate yourself, and reduce fatigue. While tinnitus cannot be totally cured, management options are Silencil available and sufferers can find relief in some of them.
Acoustic Therapy is useful for some tinnitus sufferers. An externally produced sound is used to inhibit, cover up, or alter production of tinnitus. Some methods of acoustic therapy are a sound generator (tinnitus masker), which is an electronic device housed in a hearing aid case that produces white noise.
A combination sound generator or hearing aid also helps. Hearing aids amplify environmental noise and speech and thus stimulate the brain’s and ear’s areas that may not be getting adequate stimulation because of the hearing loss. A portable or tabletop sound generator may be bought at certain electronic suppliers. You may also mask some home devices like television sets, radios, or electric fans.
Another way to treat tinnitus is by Auditory Habituation or Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, which has two main components: low level sound generators and directive counseling. Directive counseling gives individualized and intensive education on the causes and effects of tinnitus on the brain, ear, and coping mechanism. Low-level sound generators make broadband noise through hearing aid-type devices at a soft level so that the brain sees both the tinnitus and the noise.
Music therapy also helps. Music, especially classical music, can soothe the limbic system and stimulates the auditory cortex. If hearing loss is present, it could be necessary to change the spectrum of the music.
Another way to treat tinnitus is through Counseling or Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Psychological intervention aimed to reduce stress associated with tinnitus can be productive and produces attainable goals. Last but not the least; one way to treat tinnitus is by Stress Management.
Stress management techniques include self-hypnosis, relaxation, and guided imagery. These methods combat the anxiety, stress and sleep disorders associated with tinnitus.