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Tinnitus is the term given to a noise in the ears, usually a buzzing or ringing, that is heard constantly or at certain times. This condition often develops alongside other forms of hearing loss, and usually causes frustration and discomfort to sufferers, for whom there is currently no complete cure.
However, many people with tinnitus find that their hearing experience is much improved using meditation, which can effectively ‘tune out’ the noise of tinnitus. Here at Hidden Hearing, we will be happy to talk to you about your tinnitus and about the options you may have to treat the condition or make it easier to live with.
Try Meditation To Relieve Tinnitus:
Meditation can be a very effective way to relieve the discomfort of hearing loss, and you can try the following if you are new to the practice:
- Sit still. Sitting still brings your body into a calm state in which you can focus on your practice.
- Breathe. Many people who have not meditated before find that it helps to focus on their breathing throughout their practice, especially in the beginning. Begin to notice your breath as it enters and leaves your body, and observe the patterns of your breathing as your focus deepens.
- Observe your thoughts. Meditating is not about stopping yourself from thinking, as trying to do this will result in resistance and stress. Rather, try to simply notice your thoughts as they come into your head, acknowledge them and let them go. Focusing on the breath can help you to keep focused, and you can acknowledge any feelings of discomfort and then let them pass without disrupting your state of mind.
Many people find that meditating is very helpful in reducing the noises of tinnitus and making it easier to manage. Different people experience different results, but the stillness and calming effects of the practice appear very effective in many cases. You can try meditation using an app or online course, or by taking classes, attending drop in sessions or going on a retreat. Meditating has multiple health benefits as well as being a recognised solution to stress and anxiety, so you’ll be improving your health as well as your hearing!
Book A Free Hearing Test At Hidden Hearing
If you think you may be developing any kind of hearing loss, including tinnitus, it is important to consult an Audiologist as soon as possible. You can book a free hearing test and find out more about treatment options that may be available to you.
Hidden Hearing is the leading private provider of hearing care solutions in Ireland, with a national network that includes over sixty-five branches and clinics. Pop into your local branch today, or contact Hidden Hearing online.