Advice That Can Make Living With Tinnitus Bearable
by Elaine Horner | on March 30, 2012
If you’re one of the many people living with tinnitus this article is for you. This is a strange condition that can really throw you off track. Use the information that is provided in this article to see if your symptoms match those of tinnitus.
Avoid Loud Sounds
Avoid instances where you are exposed to loud sounds. If you cannot, then try using earplugs. Repeated exposure to loud sounds may lead to tinnitus. In order to prevent your tinnitus from getting worse, stay away from anything that could cause even more ear damage. This will also help to prevent any further flare-ups.
Those who are exposed to a single loud noise, or continuous high-decibel sounds, may experience tinnitus for two or even three days afterward. Soldiers in combat, rock fans at concerts, and motor sport enthusiasts are all likely to be exposed to such sounds. Unless your eardrum was permanently damaged by the exposure to the loud noise, your tinnitus should be temporary.
It is a known fact that caffeine and salt can worsen your symptoms, but you should not forget to avoid artificial sweeteners. All of these food additives can increase the severity and frequency when you are living with tinnitus.
Consult With Your Physcian
Be sure to call your doctor if you suffer from tinnitus. It is natural to be scared when tinnitus symptoms first appear, so talking to your doctor as soon as possible is very important. They will suggest some tips to help you manage your daily life when you are living with tinnitus. Tests can also be run to see if there are any health issues that could be responsible for the tinnitus.
Stay calm if you are experiencing ringing in the ears. It is usually not serious, and it may not really mean much at all. Although it is not something to worry about, if it does not go away by itself, it may be a good idea to go consult with a doctor.
Hypnotherapy May Be Beneficial
Hypnotherapy has proven beneficial for many tinnitus sufferers. Apparently it works best for patients who get tinnitus at night. Many are indicating that there are great benefits to helping deal with their tinnitus overall as well. Hypnotherapy, performed by a qualified professional, will help you to better deal with the symptoms of your tinnitus.
Living with tinnitus is difficult, but not impossible. Some people experience tinnitus for just a short time, and others have to learn to handle it daily. Whichever group you may fall into, know that you can cope with it and keep living a life you enjoy.
Consult With Your Dentist
Certain dental problems can cause or worsen tinnitus. It would be beneficial to get a diagnosis from a dental professional. The way you bite (overbite, teeth grinding, etc) may be causing your tinnitus. Obviously, a dentist can give you a retainer or fix any other problem that is contributing to tinnitus.
Sleep Tips While Living With Tinnitus
If you find it difficult to fall asleep because of the tinnitus you are experiencing, visualize lying in a wheat field. Think of the relaxing sound as wheat swishing in the wind. You can also visualize birds or fluffy clouds in the sky. Float up into the sky and fly around, admiring the wonder of nature around you. That should promote interesting dreams when you do fall asleep.
Allow yourself only 15 minutes to fall asleep. If you still have not fallen asleep, get out of bed. Don’t participate in stressful or strenuous activities. Simply find a relaxing activity to pursue. If you go to bed only when you are ready to sleep, you can avoid tossing and turning.
A sound generator installed close to your bed might be a good investment. These generators are high quality, and provide white noise that will help you focus on other sounds rather than the tinnitus. Being able to override the persistent noise in your ears will allow you get a good night’s sleep.
Consult With a Psychotherapist
If you are having trouble dealing with and living with tinnitus, consider psychotherapy. Therapy will assist you in sorting out stress in your daily life, and you will also learn coping skills to deal with the stress of the tinnitus you have. This is especially helpful if you’re having emotional disturbance, due to the lack of sleep caused by the constant noise.
Hopefully, you can use the information you went over in this article to have a better understanding of tinnitus. Just apply the information you just learned to the best of your ability, and your decision should be a good one when you are living with tinnitus.
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