Dealing With Tinnitus
The following advice can help you while dealing with tinnitus and its effects:
- Make use of sound. The amplified sound from your hearing aid, for example, is often enough to make tinnitus less irritating.
- Avoid silence. For example, turn on the radio on when you’re home alone or listen to some music.
- Try to avoid the excessive use of alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and some types of painkillers.
- Be aware of food containing a lot of salt; it can worsen the effects of tinnitus.
- Try to be physically active or allow yourself some breaks during the day to reduce stress.
In at least 4 out of 5 cases, tinnitus will fade into the background. The noise may not necessarily go away, and, if you listen out for it, you will be able to hear it. But it won’t continue in the forefront of your attention. Like an air conditioner sound that you hear when you first enter a room, it will be noticeable for a while but then disappears into the background, especially if something else occupies your attention. Similarly, Tinnitus will also fade into the background if you will ignore it. One of the best ways to deal with tinnitus is to occupy the brain with some other sounds. The sounds should be acoustically complex, and pleasant to listen to. Suitable sounds include:
Use A Hearing Aid
If tinnitus is due to loss of hearing, a hearing aid can sometimes help. It is important to use an aid that does not block the ear canal. Modern fine tubing, open fit behind the ear aids are unobtrusive and more comfortable to wear than in-the-canal aids. Sometimes, correcting the loss of hearing with a hearing aid can relieve tinnitus. It is important to use an open fit mold, as blocking the ear canal will probably make tinnitus worse.
At Rehabilitation Center, We can assist with the selection, fitting, and purchase of the most appropriate aid for Tinnitus. Moreover, the Rehabilitation Center staff will also help to train you to use the aid effectively.