Tinnitus: How to Manage the Ringing in Your Ears
Are you hearing a ringing sound, white noise, or clicking in your ears? You may be among the 50 million Americans each year suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus can even sound like wind or crackling. Because it’s constant, tinnitus can be extremely distracting and may keep you awake at night. Despite all the hype you may have heard on social media, there is no cure for tinnitus. However, there are many ways to manage it successfully so you can sleep better and go back to enjoying quiet moments.
Management often depends on what’s causing your tinnitus
Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss or can occur after concerts or other extended loud noise. However, tinnitus can also be a side effect of medication, allergies, high blood pressure or other health conditions. Uncovering the root cause of your tinnitus will help you find the best way to manage your tinnitus.
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Make an appointment and we’ll go through your medical history and do a full ear exam including a hearing evaluation. Understanding what caused the ringing in your ears and what makes it worse will help us determine how to manage your tinnitus.
How do I stop the constant ringing in my ears?
Until we identify a way to manage your tinnitus, avoid things that appear to make your tinnitus worse. If you are regularly exposed to loud noise through your work or home environment, make sure you have adequate hearing protection. If you’re taking medications, check the side effects and if they are known to cause tinnitus consult your doctor to see if an alternative treatment would be a better option for you.
Common Ways to Manage Tinnitus
Managing tinnitus can be as easy as removing impacted earwax, changing medications, or taking measures to lower your blood pressure. If those are not the cause of your tinnitus, you may need to manage your tinnitus in other ways such as special hearing aids, maskers, allergy treatments, meditation or cognitive behavioral therapy.