Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a ringing or air rushing in your ear with no external source and there are a number of treatments available to stop your ears from ringing. The treatments range from taking antibiotics to maskers and to what is known as Tinnitus retraining therapy. Throughout this article, I will go through the most common treatments for Tinnitus.
Antibiotics – Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Tinnitus when it is believed that an ear infection may be at play. Once the doctor diagnosis the ear infection the medication is prescribed for around ten days. It is essential that you take the full course of the medication to ensure the infection does not return. As with any prescription medication, there are a number of side effects that come with the antibiotics.
Maskers – Maskers are small portable devices looking very similar to a hearing aid and worn the same way. The Masker job is to drown out the ringing in your ears with a more pleasant noise. How effective a Masker will depend on the person and the severity of their Tinnitus. To see if a Masker will work for you head over to the kitchen sink and turn on the faucet all of the ways. Now if you just hear the rushing water then a Masker may work for you but if the main noise is still ringing in your ears then chances are a Masker will not work for you.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy – A newer form of treatment for Tinnitus is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy which has a lot of skeptics surrounding it. The purpose of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy is to hit the hearing disorder from all angles using all available resources from Maskers to cognitive-behavioral therapists to audiologists. There is not a lot of long-term research done on this approach to treating Tinnitus for me to completely buy-in plus the cost is extremely high.
Tinnitus is a disorder that can have a massive impact on someone’s life especially after the disorder progresses so it is important to catch it early. Along with the described treatments for Tinnitus above, there have been a number of huge gains in alternative medicine that have seen a hell of a lot of people curing their Tinnitus for good and stopping the ringing in their ears once and for all. I would advise you to explore all available options and pick the one that is best suited for you.