Dealing With Tinnitus
A 'cure' for tinnitus is yet to be developed, and many report that it may appear and disappear in relation to other underlying conditions. Relief from tinnitus is not an exact science, but here are the three of the more popular tips that have helped some of our clients in the past. We hope they are of use to you, too, and if they are, please feel free to share them with other tinnitus sufferers.
1. Try To Relax
Easy to say and not so simple to do, there is evidence that stress and high levels of anxiety can worsen, or even bring on, symptoms of tinnitus. While it can be difficult to determine why you might be suffering from additional stress, a tinnitus counsellor will be able to offer more in-depth advice on this method.
A more relaxed lifestyle has certainly helped some of our clients relieve the symptoms of tinnitus and we are hopeful that you too would benefit from reducing the amount of stress in your life.
2. Seek Out Tinnitus Counselling
While tinnitus might not be something that is completely "curable", it is important not to discount the benefits of seeking help from a suitably qualified hearing therapist. The British Tinnitus Association will be able to recommend individuals in your area and if you are finding that your tinnitus is becoming worse, this could help you out considerably.
3. Sound Therapy
The use of sound therapy to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus is becoming more and more popular, and depending on the individual, it can be implemented in several different ways. Essentially, it works by giving you something else to listen to, and in the process of doing so, it distracts you from the noise of the tinnitus.
Many different studies have been performed on the effects of sound therapy and tinnitus and it has found that amplification can help. By undergoing sound therapy, it's important that your hearing is not affected any more and your local Hearing Aid Dispenser will be able to judge whether you have any degree of hearing loss, and recommend an appropriate course of action.
There are off-the-shelf options available to help sufferers relieve the symptoms of tinnitus. We recommend that if you are dealing with tinnitus, that you try each of them to see if it can help. If it does, please let us know in the comments. We also offer a range of tinnitus accessories within our accessories shop.