Best types of treatments for tinnitus

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Best types of treatments for tinnitus

  1. 1. Best Types of Treatments for Tinnitus
  2. 2. <ul><li>Tinnitus is usually left untreated by most people with this condition. </li></ul><ul><li>People who go to a general practitioner for help for with tinnitus and require medical intervention are usually the ones who experience severe cases of tinnitus in which their daily activities are greatly affected. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There is a wide variety of treatments for tinnitus, ranging from simple remedies to medical management. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle changes that work with treatments for tinnitus generally involve behavioral techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mytinnitusrelief.net </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Diversion techniques and other relaxation techniques are most commonly used by people with tinnitus to provide temporary relief from the ringing noise. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress management is also an effective way to deal with tinnitus since stressed out people have a greater tendency to notice the ringing sound. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If the case of tinnitus becomes unmanageable by simple home remedies, medical and psychological treatment is required. </li></ul><ul><li>These include use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, drug therapies, treatment of temporomandibular joint problem, sound therapy or tinnitus retraining therapy, counseling, and cognitive therapy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The main purpose of hearing aids, cognitive therapy and sound therapy or tinnitus retraining therapy is noise suppression. </li></ul><ul><li>White noise machines are also used as one of the treatments for tinnitus. </li></ul><ul><li>These devices produce stimulated sounds and are used to help people with tinnitus have a good sleep. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Masking devices are worn in the ear producing a low-frequency noise to suppress the noise of tinnitus. </li></ul><ul><li>There are drugs that can decrease the ringing in the ears, but are not used often in treatments for tinnitus. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mytinnitusrelief.net </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>TCAs or tricyclic antidepressants such as n ortriptyline are known to be successful in the management of severe tinnitus. </li></ul><ul><li>Although they may be good for tinnitus, TCAs have other unpleasant and annoying side effects such as constipation, blurring of vision and mouth dryness. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Another drug known to reduce tinnitus is Alprazolam. </li></ul><ul><li>These drugs may only suppress tinnitus but these will not cure it completely. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the first things a doctor will need to do before applying treatments for tinnitus, is to find the underlying cause. </li></ul><ul><li>Earwax removal is usually carried out when the cause of the tinnitus is blockage from earwax or cerumen impaction. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Other medical or surgical conditions causing the tinnitus such as a head or neck injury, head or neck tumors, and anemia are treated where the relief from tinnitus follows afterwards. </li></ul><ul><li>Medications also cause tinnitus and if this is the case, doctors may suggest reducing the drug or discontinuing its use. </li></ul><ul><li>More often, doctors will just change the medication so that it doesn’t cause tinnitus. </li></ul>
  11. 11. To find out more about the treatments that can help with tinnitus relief, then visit:

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