5 Tips to Stop Ringing in the Ears[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On March 22, 2010 Under Tinnitus Cure
Tinnitus, as the incessant ringing in the ears is known in medical circles, affects tens of millions of people in the United States alone. A great number of these people are suffering from this condition to such an extent that it interferes with their lives in an adverse way and can lead one to despair and depression. If you are one of the millions suffering from tinnitus, here are five tips to stop ringing in the ears
1. Get treatment. Tinnitus is considered a symptom of some underlying medical condition. In a lot of cases, the resolution or treatment of the identified medical condition which triggered tinnitus will result in the disappearance of the ringing in the ears. Your medical specialist will also be able to provide you with tinnitus treatment options which will give you relief.
2. Avoid quiet environments. Tinnitus is most noticeable when there is little to no noises in the environment around you to distract you from the noise tinnitus makes. Devices such as white noise generators, devices used in tinnitus masking treatment and even recordings of soothing nature sounds can help mask the sound of tinnitus making it inaudible to one suffering from tinnitus.
3. Avoid stress. Stress has long been known to trigger ringing in the ears. It can also make already existing tinnitus worse. Learn and use relaxation techniques and engage in healthy ways to cope with stress. Indulging in an enjoyable hobby can also help you relax and keep stress to a minimum.
4. Adopt a healthy lifestyle. As earlier discussed, tinnitus is often caused by some medical malady. Thus it is important to take care of our health in order to avoid making existing medical conditions worse, which will also result in increasing the intensity of tinnitus. Exercise, eating right, and the avoidance of substances detrimental to health such as tobacco and alcohol will help stop ringing in the ears. Some medication have also been known to have ototoxic effects or side effects which are harmful to the ears. Check with your doctor to see if any existing medication you are taking is ototoxic and ask if there are other alternatives to the medication you are taking.
5. Avoid exposure to hazardous levels of noise. Constant exposure to dangerous levels of noise such as loud concerts or listening to your personal audio device at extremely high volumes can get your ears ringing and cause noise induced hearing loss. Wear adequate ear protection when going into an extremely noisy environment and keep the volume down on your iPod or MP3 player to safe levels.
Following these 5 tinnitus treatment remedies is not difficult at all and will provide you with much needed relief from tinnitus.