Patients suffering from tinnitus experience a wide variety of symptoms. They hear different types of noises, some
louder than others, that affect their concentration or sleep. Some hear them constantly, others only from time to
time. The problem is not easily cured but there are things that can be done to produce tinnitus relief.
At night, try using a fan or something else that produces white noise. This helps cover up the noises produced by
tinnitus and may allow you to sleep better. Take a similar approach when you are in any quiet environment. Tinnitus
often bothers patients most when everything is quiet so this can be an effective way of combating the symptoms of
Try to figure out what things make your symptoms worse. For example, cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, and stress are
all things that might worsen your symptoms. Reducing these irritants may be an easy way to experience tinnitus
Talk to your doctor about medications or treatments available for tinnitus. Your doctor can help you find the option
that fits you best. Some are very effective. For example, tinnitus often accompanies hearing loss. Hearing aids not
only treat the tinnitus symptoms, but also help the patient to hear better. There are also devices that can be worn in
the ear that produce low-level white noise to suppress the noise caused by tinnitus.
Although complete tinnitus relief might not be possible for all, much can be done to make the condition more
bearable. Tinnitus retraining involves wearing a device that helps you to get used to the sound and learn to not
focus on it. This retraining is usually accompanied by counseling that helps you learn to deal with the symptoms.
Since a cure is not always possible, this may be the best way to approach the situation.