Tinnitus is a hearing loss condition that is often misunderstood, which can make it harder for those who experience it to get the help they need. Tinnitus is characterised by a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears, which may be intermittent or may always be there. It can be very upsetting and frustrating, and most people with Tinnitus also have another hearing loss to cope with, as well.
Hearing aids are often used with success to distract the brain from the tinnitus, and many people find that their condition is eased a great deal by techniques such as meditation and sound therapy. Here at Hidden Hearing, we will be happy to talk to you about your options for treating tinnitus, and we will help you to find the best solution for you.
Tips For Living With Tinnitus
1. Be careful to avoid triggers. If your tinnitus is triggered by certain sounds, it will be helpful to try to avoid these wherever possible in your daily life. For example, some films and television programmes feature background noises that can be reminiscent of tinnitus, and one client told us that a film about tinnitus, which included an intermittent ringing noise, left her struggling with her own tinnitus, triggered by this sound. If you have captioned television, this may be a good way to enjoy films and programmes without worrying that your hearing will be affected.
2. Try to focus on the positives. It is, of course, very difficult to ignore a constant sound in your ears. However, many studies show that those who cope best with tinnitus manage to train their brains to ‘tune it out’ using various techniques. You may be offered sound therapy, which can focus on distracting the brain, or meditation may be a very helpful way to deal with this on a daily basis.
3. Explain it to others. The more that people with tinnitus speak out, the more the condition will be understood by others. Try to explain what the condition is like for you, and what helps you, whenever you are able to do so, as this will help to improve your quality of life as well as that of other tinnitus sufferers around you.
Book A Free Hearing Test at Hidden Hearing
Do you think that you may have hearing loss? Booking a free hearing test is the best way to find out more about the problems you are experiencing, and to look for a solution that suits you. Some hearing loss is temporary, such as that caused by an earwax blockage, which can also cause tinnitus, so it is important to find out whether your problem could be easily resolved.
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