Tips For Finding The Best Tinnitus Treatment Options
Tinnitus Treatment Tips – How To Stop Ringing In The Ears
If you’re having similar experiences as me, you’ve no doubt already discovered that finding an effective tinnitus treatment can be a bit of a lottery – especially if you’ve spoken to your doctor about it. It’s not that doctors don’t understand it – it’s just that there isn’t really a medical or drug based treatment for tinnitus that the doctor can offer you. There are things like sound maskers, but these only treat the symptoms, not the root cause, so you pretty much have to keep using them forever – hardly a viable solution.
There are however, plenty of natural tinnitus remedies available that do work, and which have been subjected to clinical trials to test and confirm their effectiveness. But in order to determine which tinnitus treatment would be best for your specific condition, it’s best if you first understand a little about the condition itself.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is a condition that causes the person who is hearing it to hear noise in their ears that other people can’t hear. This noise can be in the form of clicking, whining, buzzing, ringing or whooshing. Some people hear the noise all the time. For others it is an intermittent sound.
It can range from being a mere annoyance to being a very debilitating condition.
What Kind of Tinnitus Treatments Are Available?
Common Causes and Corresponding Tinnitus Treatment:
If you have ringing in your ears, it is important to get the most easily treated causes ruled out by a medical professional.
The first common cause is an ear infection. If you do have an ear infection then the easiest method to treat it is to take a course of antibiotics. Once the ear infection is cleared the tinnitus should go away. If it doesn’t then you need to consider other possible causes.
The next thing to rule out is ear wax build up. If you have this, then the doctor will remove the excess ear wax at the office, and this should relieve symptoms. Believe it or not, ear wax build up can cause symptoms very similar to those of tinnitus.
Other Traditional Tinnitus Remedies:
Many times, doctors cannot find a root cause for tinnitus and work on masking the symptoms so that the sufferer can live a fairly normal life. There are several traditional options available for treating tinnitus. However, you need to understand that the treatment options listed below (as well as moth other traditional medical treatments) usually only treat or mask the symptoms, and therefore require long term use.
One of the most popular of these is a white noise machine. These can be either environmental (placed on a desk or night table) or worn in ear. The basic premise of this is that these machines mask the tinnitus noise with a more pleasant noise making it easier to function.
Another treatment for tinnitus is through the use of low doses of anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium or Elavil. These have been shown to help reduce the symptoms in some people. It is not known exactly why they work, just that they do.
Tinnitus retraining therapy or TRT is a popular tinnitus treatment. This treatment involves learning to habituate the noise signal from ringing in ears. This basically means that with one on one training over the course of one to two years you can effectively learn to ignore the ear ringing.
Finally, ringing in the ears is sometimes treated with dental treatments. The muscles and nerves in the ears are closely connected to the ones in the jaw and some doctors believe that fixing jaw problems leads to relief from tinnitus symptoms.
Other than the jaw treatments, these traditional treatments only mask the symptoms of tinnitus and sometimes even make it worse. They simply don’t make it go away or treat the underlying causes.
Effective Alternative Treatments And Remedies
There is a fair amount of evidence that shows that alternative treatments for tinnitus can work as well or better than traditional treatments. When you take this approach you are looking to treat the underlying reasons for the condition rather than just masking or treating the symptoms.
This starts with taking the time to identify what is causing your tinnitus symptoms and then determining from there the best way to treat them. Because the symptoms can be caused by a multitude of factors, it is a good idea to be systematic in the way you look at the problem.
The best guide that I have seen on how to do this is the Tinnitus Miracle by Thomas Coleman. Mr. Coleman is a former tinnitus sufferer and medical researcher who found that every traditional medical tinnitus treatment he tried only masked his symptoms or made them worse. So he took it on himself to find out how he could treat his tinnitus naturally. Tinnitus Miracle is the report he created which describes exactly how he eliminated his own ringing in the ears.
Once you determine where the problem is actually coming from, it becomes much easier to treat the symptoms. In Tinnitus Miracle, Mr. Coleman tackles all of the myth and folklore that is attached to alternative therapies and separates fact from fiction – giving you only the tinnitus remedies that worked for him and taking the rest out.
Alternative therapies have been proven to work. Some people see a significant reduction in their symptoms in as little in a week and a large number of people report zero symptoms in two months. If you are open to alternative tinnitus remedies then the Tinnitus Miracle is a good place to get quality information.
How to Decide on the Best Tinnitus Treatment
The first thing you should do if you have tinnitus is see a doctor. If it happens to be a result of one of the easy to treat reasons for the condition (ear wax build up or ear infection) then you have an easy fix. Although rare, sometimes ringing in the ears can be cause by tumors, so it is important to get that ruled out as well.
However, if you have the type of tinnitus that does not show an obvious cause, then you should consider both traditional and alternative therapies, and decide which is best in your situation. Treating tinnitus can be challenging, but you should know that you are not alone. Many people suffer from this condition, and many people have found success and relief from using the natural tinnitus remedies detailed in the Tinnitus Miracle report.