Tinnitus is not an easy condition to deal with. Whether it is chronic or intermittent, tinnitus, that ringing in the ears, can cause quite a bit of consternation. Various studies indicate that one has a higher likelihood of depression and anxiety with tinnitus. At the same time, there are limited ways of knowing how to deal with it. The best ways on how to cope with tinnitus are listed below.
The first step is to rest well and get adequate sleep. Everything is worse when you have not had a good night’s rest. A rested brain and body can also help you be recharged to handle your tinnitus without wearing out. Another tip is to sleep with your head propped up by an extra pillow.
Tinnitus usually seems to be more noticeable at night than during the day, usually because one is focusing on resting and all is quiet. One can mitigate the relative loudness of the ringing noise by playing white noise or ambient noise to mask the sounds.
Avoid getting stressed out. This may seem easier said than done, but it is possible to help oneself stay calmer throughout the day. Meditate on what keeps you from anxiety, fear, stress, and other harsh emotions. Keeping your mental and emotional state in check is just as important as keeping up with your overall health, especially in light of ongoing tinnitus.
Avoiding Loud Noises
Maintain your hearing health as well. Wear ear protection in noisy circumstances such as when mowing the lawn or attending a concert. If you can avoid loud noise exposure, it is best to do so. As the weather gets colder, be sure to wear earmuffs or another form of protection for warmth. Cold weather can actually affect one’s hearing health!
Hearing aids are one of the most substantial solutions to tinnitus. They help to highlight exterior sounds to put your tinnitus in the background. In many cases, hearing loss and tinnitus go hand in hand, so taking care of any hearing loss is of the utmost importance.
Your local audiologist may be aware of alternative treatments to help lessen your tinnitus. A professional consultation is the best way to get the most accurate evaluation and treatment. Clarity Audiology is happy to help you cope with tinnitus!
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