Recommended tips for tinnitus relief
Although there is no known cure for tinnitus, some tinnitus health organizations and individuals with this condition have reported mild to moderate benefits from trying many of the suggested tips presented below.
There are many theories on the cause of this condition (see Supplements for Tinnitus for a quick list at the bottom of the page).
Some known causes include chronic exposure to loud music or noise and long-term use of certain medications.
Read on to find out many techniques you can try for relief from tinnitus symptoms...
Avoid loud noises. Use appropriate hearing protection when working with power tools and using a gas lawn mower.
When travelling by air or in a car, use ear plugs to lower the noise levels. A noise-cancelling headphone (expensive at around $100) can significantly reduce noise levels during travel by an airplane.
During a situation when you don't have access to ear plugs, just use your hands to cover your ears.
Although stress does not cause tinnitus, it may make the symptoms worse. See Stress Management Tips to get some ideas on how to cut down your stress levels.
Sometimes, chewing gum can reduce tinnitus symptoms and give your some relief.
Alternating between hot and cold showers have been suggested to be helpful in some tinnitus sufferers.
Singing or humming your favorite tune can reduce tinnitus symptoms in some people.
Listening to background type sounds (e.g. ocean waves, meditation music or tropical rainforest sounds) can help mask the tinnitus symptoms.
If you don't have access to background music, just listen to your favorite relaxing tunes.
Physical activities such as walking, running can be helpful. Go for a walk by the sea. The sound of the ocean waves can reduce the ringing in the ears and give you some relief.
Take classes in yoga or Tai-Chi. They can help you maintain your health and reduce tinnitus symptoms.
Try alternative medicine for treatment for tinnitus. Consider massage, acupressure or acupuncture treatments. Hypnosis may be helpful in some people as well.
See your dentist to ensure there are no issues with your tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ) problems. If you use dentures, ensure that they fit comfortably.
These tips are easy to do and worth your efforts in trying out.
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