There are a lot of people that are questioning whether or not they have tinnitus. Tinnitus is a hearing symptom that has various things that affect your hearing from time to time. Everyone has different levels of severity that affect them in their every day lives, if you feel like tinnitus is plaguing you then this article may be able to help.
Reducing your stress levels can be all that it takes to get rid of tinnitus. High levels of stress can cause a variety of different medical conditions, with tinnitus being one of them. So, controlling your levels of stress can also reduce or get rid of chronic ringing in your ears.
Join a support group if you suffer from chronic tinnitus. Tinnitus can be extremely stressful for some people, and having someone to talk to about it can help you feel better. It also is beneficial to be around others that understand what you are going through. If you cannot find a group locally, you can join one online.
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.
To help you cope with tinnitus you should avoid stressful situations. Long periods of stress will make the tinnitus noises much louder than they would be if you are in relaxed state. So to help manage your tinnitus and not make it worse, you should try and live your life with the least amount of stress.
Buy a white noise machine, or put a fan in your room, to help you fall asleep while dealing with tinnitus. Try out many different “white” noises to find which one most relaxes you. Having white noise in the background can refocus your mind away from the tinnitus and let you get to sleep.
Acupuncture is becoming a widely accepted source of treatment for many symptoms such as pain, nausea and even tinnitus. No one is quite sure what the scientific evidence is for why it is effective against tinnitus, but many tinnitus sufferers get relief by using it, so it may be worth a try!
Look for a local or online support group with others who have tinnitus. No matter how much your friends and family try to be supportive, there is nothing to compare with someone who really understands what living with tinnitus is like because they have it, too. When you join a support group, you will find you can share tips and ideas with others who are living through the same experiences you are.
With all that you learned you should now have a clear idea of what you should be experiencing if you truly have tinnitus. Keep in mind that some ear infections can give you a temporary hearing that can make you feel like you have tinnitus, if you are serious and think you might have it then learn as much as you can about this hearing symptom and decide whether or not seeking professional help is a viable option for you.
Joan Holt is a writer and stylist with a passion for the intersection between biology, technology and design. Raised in Bali and of Swedish heritage, She travels across the world have encouraged and informed a global perspective regarding the future of fashion and its relationship to planetary health. She is currently working for a sustainable fashion label in Bali, Indonesia.