Finding Relief with Tinnitus Therapy and Hearing Aids[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On May 9, 2011 Under Tinnitus Relief
Millions of people all over the world have been affected by an ear condition called tinnitus or more commonly referred to as ringing in the ears. In fact, about 50 million people have this ear condition in America and 12 million of which have very severe cases of tinnitus that serious kinds of medical attention have to be administered to them. It does not choose its victims, thus, old or young, male or female; we are all vulnerable to ringing ears. There is no definitive cure for tinnitus. This means that the effectiveness of tinnitus cures vary from person to person. Tinnitus therapy and hearing aids are some of the remedies that those who have tinnitus may be able to try.
Before you decide on any kind of treatment or remedy, you must be aware that tinnitus is not exactly a disease. It is rather a sign of an underlying health problem. Thus, it is very important to make sure to identify what caused your tinnitus. Otherwise, all your efforts may become futile. Getting the proper diagnosis of the health condition that triggered the ringing in your ears is the first step that you should take to be able to get rid of it. You will have to go through medical tests like CT and MRI scans, X-rays and audiometry. Some of the diseases that can result in tinnitus are ear tumor, otosclerosis, head and neck injuries, earwax blockage, ear infections, hypertension, irregularity in the blood circulation, stress, hearing loss, Meniere’s Disease and TMJ disorder.
Although what triggered your tinnitus must be treated, there are also various remedies that can help you lessen the intensity of the noise in your ear and manage ear pain. Tinnitus therapy and hearing aids are just among those that have given many tinnitus sufferers the kind of relief that they have dreamt of. This kind of therapy does not only mask the noise but will help your brain adjust to it. This is called auditory habituation.
Tinnitus therapy can be divided into two groups. One is the use of counseling which may involve getting a better understanding of the disease thus eliminating the distraction that it makes especially psychologically and managing stress which will not only diminish tinnitus itself but all the other health problems that come with getting too stressed. Another group involves the use of devices or sound generators such as noise maskers and hearing aids that can create sounds that is far more desirable than the noise produced by ringing in the ears. The idea of a tinnitus masking treatment is to teach your brain to focus on these desirable sounds rather than on the ringing or buzzing in your ears.
Remember that even reliefs that are as effective or as promising as tinnitus therapy and hearing aids may not work for you if you don’t help yourself. There are various factors that can worsen an existing tinnitus. Some of them are substances like nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. Thus, avoid the excessive intake of these substances. A good diet and a right amount of exercise can also help you combat tinnitus not only by keeping your immune system strong and your body fit but also by helping clear your mind from the stressors in your environment.