Tinnitus Remedies That Work
Simple tinnitus remedies that can help with temporary tinnitus relief. Most could be classed as tinnitus home remedies as you don’t need any prescription drugs
Sound enrichment is a fairly new tinnitus remedy and involves covering tinnitus noises with a bland, easily ignored sound of some kind – a sound that can be likened to ‘acoustic wallpaper’. However, using these kinds of tinnitus remedies for covering sounds in this way will not lead to habituation. Its purpose is only to block out tinnitus for a length of time.
Heightened Tinnitus Perception In Quiet Surroundings
The sounds typical of tinnitus will be reported by almost anyone who is placed in a quiet environment (such as a sound-proofed room) and told to pay attention to any sounds that they might hear. Similarly, people who suffer from tinnitus will concentrate more on their head noises when they are in a quiet room, such as their bedroom at night or their home office during the day. Spending time in a quiet environment can cause the gain (volume) in the central auditory pathway to increase, heightening the perception of tinnitus for those affected. This comes about because our senses respond to the difference between the stimulus (tinnitus) and the background instead of the absolute value of the stimulus. Clearly, then, if it is surrounded by another sound, the tinnitus will not stand out as sharply as it does otherwise. This is the basis for many tinnitus home remedies that we’ll look at briefly here, and that are covered in great detail in Tinnitus Miracle.
Adding A Neutral Sound
Sound enrichment is one of these tinnitus remedies where you purposefully add sound to your environment. When surrounded with a neutral sound that is easily ignored, the tinnitus noises blend into it and are also then ignored.
People who experience intermittent awareness of their tinnitus can use a sound enrichment tinnitus remedy when required, whereas those who have constant tinnitus may want to use it round the clock. By making sure that there is always a mundane sound present or that it is available when you need it, you are taking control of the situation and reducing the feelings of helplessness so often reported by those with tinnitus.
When selecting the sound or sounds you will use with the sound enrichment based tinnitus remedies, remember that you won’t want to be constantly stimulated by a noise. You may wish, for some of the time, to be distracted by the radio, TV or music, but for the most part you may prefer to use less intrusive sounds. Sound enrichment should only be seen as a temporary or emergency measure. I repeat that it can do nothing to habituate you to your tinnitus. For a plan to permanently cure you tinnitus for good, I recommend you take a look at Tinnitus Miracle – a holistic approach with over 45,000 hours of medical research into how to cure tinnitus.
Getting To Sleep At Night
While you are lying in bed at night, there are several tinnitus remedies known as masking, that can offer temporary tinnitus relief – although you may find that one type works better than another (I’ll cover more masking techniques in a future article). Tinnitus that causes stress and anxiety can wake you, particularly during the two or three periods of light sleep we all have. However, in the presence of another sound, you are less likely to be disturbed.
When you are waiting to fall asleep, try not to focus on your chosen sound, but let it move into the background of your consciousness. Reading for a while can be a good distraction and relaxes you ready for sleep.
Following a relaxation routine once or twice during the day can be a helpful tinnitus remedy and can also be useful in helping you to get to sleep more easily at night. Yoga, t’ai chi, hypnotherapy and meditation are other things that you can do to help yourself achieve a better night’s sleep.
There’s also a video review of Tinnitus Miracle on my site home page that talks about holistic and natural tinnitus remedies that have been shown to help with tinnitus relief.