Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that relieves tinnitus. Obviously, reducing stress, alcohol and caffeine consumption, keeping blood pressure under control and reducing exposure to loud noise will all be beneficial. Tinnitus can be a very troublesome symptom. It should be investigated, evaluated and treated.
First, rule out a medical problem. If there is a medical cause, treatment of the underlining problem may resolve the tinnitus. In many cases, those who have tinnitus also have some degree of hearing loss possibly even a mild loss of hearing. An Audiological Evaluation can identify the nature and degree of hearing loss, as well as evaluate the frequency and intensity of the tinnitus. If hearing aids are appropriate, use of hearing aids often “cover up” or “mask” the tinnitus, making it less distracting. Sometimes a noise generator called a tinnitus masker is used. This creates a noise to cover up the tinnitus. If these solutions are not successful, behavior modification and relaxation techniques may be recommended.
Start with a hearing evaluation and medical examination. Call today to schedule an appointment.