Do you hear a constant ringing in your ears? Or maybe a whooshing, roaring or hissing? This is known as tinnitus, and it affects millions of Americans. There is no known cure for tinnitus, but that doesn’t mean there are no ways to minimize the discomfort. Take a look at some tips for living with tinnitus.
Adding more noise may seem counterintuitive, but being in a quite environment means you’re likely to focus on your tinnitus sounds. Adding in some background noise like soft music or nature sounds will help distract you from the ringing.
Stress can make your tinnitus worse. Use relaxation techniques like meditation or breathing exercises. You may also find that a walk outside can help alleviate the stress and tension caused by your tinnitus. As mentioned previously, soft music can also provide relief.
It’s been found that both caffeine and alcohol can have a negative effect on your tinnitus. Avoid these substances and be sure to eat a healthy diet.
Exercise is known to reduce stress as well as increase blood circulation This is beneficial since some cases of tinnitus are associated with low blood supply to the inner ear.
It’s very common for those with hearing loss to also experience tinnitus. To prevent this, it’s important to protect your hearing against harmful noise. Avoid loud environments or use hearing protection, like earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones.
While there is currently no cure for tinnitus, hearing aids can offer treatment in the form of tinnitus control features. Tinnitus relief can be found in a wide range of Miracle-Ear solutions and hearing aid styles – even in our most discreet options. As an added convenience, you can also use our free MEcontrol app to remotely and discreetly control your tinnitus program.
If you experience tinnitus, don’t hesitate to speak with your doctor or hearing instrument specialist about how you can best manage the symptoms.