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Eliminating Tinnitus

Unfortunately there is no known scientific "cure" for tinnitus. However, there are preventative measures that can be taken, and often tinnitus is caused by an underlying issue that if found and dealt with, can possibly minimize the noise.

Before we talk about products to help reduce or minimize tinnitus, there are some great prevention tips that are worth noting that can help individuals steer clear of tinnitus all together. Some types of tinnitus may be avoided by following preventive measures. Tinnitus can be prevented by wearing ear plugs at work (if there is excessive noise), at sporting events, at rock concerts, while hunting, and using a lawnmower. Also, it is not recommended to use cotton swabs to clean the ears (it pushes wax against the ear drum). Exercising regularly and maintaining good cardiovascular health may reduce the chances of developing tinnitus linked to blood vessel disorders.

If a cause can be found, an Audiologist or ENT (Ear Nose Throat) doctor is often the one who will be the best help in identifying the cause of tinnitus. If an underlying cause of the tinnitus is found, a doctor will relieve that condition and the tinnitus usually subsides. This may include removing earwax, relieving blood vessel conditions, or changing medication regimens. Unfortunately, in many cases, the underlying cause cannot be identified therefore tinnitus remains as a nuisance.

There is no specific solution for tinnitus, but there are different options that have helped individuals manage it. Sometimes a combination of products is more effective than a single one. Simple options like white noise machines, hearing aids, and masking devices, may be offered because of their ability to suppress sounds, making the tinnitus less annoying.

In some people making dietary changes can reduce the loudness of the sound people hear. Most diets for tinnitus include reducing alcohol and coffee consumption. If tinnitus has been linked to excess fluid, taking diuretics to reduce the amount of fluid in a person's system can help as well.

Some alternative methods can possibly help. There is no guarantee, but since they are not harmful, they might be worth the try. A few options are taking minerals such as magnesium or zinc, herbal preparations such as Ginkgo biloba, homeopathic remedies, or B vitamins. Others have experienced tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis. There are companies that make specific non-prescription formulas to address the symptoms of tinnitus; many people have found tinnitus relief with these products as well.

Few other options include, Drug Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Sound Therapy, Biofeedback, and Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation. Remember there is no "cure", but there are many different options that can definitely help reduce the ear-ringing and other symptoms of tinnitus.

Tinnitus and the Deafening Silence

When you're on the subway, at the gym, or walking down the street, do you always have headphones hooked to your ear The flood of new media content and the rise of personal audio devices have made it impossibly easy to always be tuned in. But the cost to ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:39:00 GMT



The Organ of the Universe: On Living with Tinnitus

WHAT CAN YOU HEAR, right now, as you read these words Chances are you're not paying attention to what you're hearing, because you're focused on what you're reading. But you are hearing something. It's a trick of the mind, a mind that is ...

Published:  Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:40:00 GMT



Bilateral tinnitus in men may be hereditary

European researchers have discovered that genetic factors play a role in some cases of tinnitus, particularly in men who have the condition in both ears. Tinnitus has traditionally been linked to environmental factors, but a revolutionary study, conducted ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT



Employees Who Allegedly Take an Employer's Stuff Without Authorization Don't Win Discrimination Cases but Might Win Defamation Cases

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Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:52:00 GMT



Check Your Health: Ringing in the ears or tinnitus

(KUTV) Over 50-million Americans suffer from occasional ringing in the ears. This condition is called tinnitus and for most of these people, comes and goes. However, for 20-million tinnitus patients, it's a chronic problem that can be debilitating.

Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:51:00 GMT



Audiologist: "There's a huge connection" between Lyme disease and profound hearing loss.

I explained my personal experience, beginning with moderate fluctuating hearing loss in my left ear shortly after I was treated for Lyme disease at age 19, and its progression to profound, total loss of hearing, often accompanied by loud tinnitus and ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:59:00 GMT



Tinnitus Drives Sufferers to Distraction, Desperation

The unrelenting screeching sounds from tinnitus sometimes left actor William Shatner unsure "whether I would survive," while jazz guitarist Al Di Meola said tinnitus has meant living with "this screaming, and you can't shut it off." Little wonder the ...

Published:  Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:00:00 GMT



Is Loud Music in Workout Classes Bad for Your Ears

RELATED: Got Ringing in Your Ears Here's How to Cope With Tinnitus That probably won't tear you away from your favorite class, which is likely only an hour or less. But next time, see if you notice any ringing or buzzing in your ears (a.k.a. tinnitus ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:02:00 GMT



Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound (for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming) in the absence of any external sound source. Tinnitus can be constant or intermittent, steady or pulsating. It might be perceived in one ear or both, or in the middle ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:02:25 GMT



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