How to Treat Tinnitus

While there is not yet a direct cure for tinnitus, it is possible to treat its underlying causes. Because this condition can be caused by so many different factors, the treatment options vary significantly from person to person.

  • Hearing Aids:  Some people have been fortunate enough to have hearing aids completely eliminate their tinnitus symptoms. If hearing loss is causing the problem, a hearing device may provide a solution.
  • Therapeutic Noise Generators:  These devices are often recommended for people with tinnitus who have not experienced hearing loss. They look like hearing aids, but are used to produce a blend of sounds that stimulate the hearing nerve, deviating attention away from the tinnitus.
  • Surgical Treatment:  If your tinnitus is caused by otosclerosis, middle ear effusion, or other ear problems that can be addressed using surgery, these procedures may also alleviate the ringing in your ears.
  • Herbal Remedies:  Depending upon the cause of your tinnitus, there are some specialists who believe vitamin B12 and herbal remedies can reduce the symptoms. We recommend that you work with a qualified specialist before trying these methods.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:  Clinical psychologists help their patients adapt to tinnitus. CBT exercises teach people how to change the way they perceive the condition, focus their attention away from the problem and control their stress levels.
  • Meniere’s Disease Treatment:  The diagnosis and treatment of Meniere’s disease can reduce or eliminate tinnitus.
  • Jaw Alignment:  If your condition is related to pressure building within the jaw joint and muscles, a dentist or orthodontic surgeon may be able to provide relief.

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