Treatments For Tinnitus

By Terry Rusty

Over the years a number of treatments for Tinnitus have been proven to work to a certain degree. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a ringing or the sound of air rushing through your ear with no external source to explain the noise. Treatments for Tinnitus range from antibiotics to maskers to what is being called as Tinnitus retraining therapy. Through out this article I will cover these particular treatments for Tinnitus.

Antibiotics - Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Tinnitus when an ear infection has been diagnosed. Due to ear infections being so common it is highly recommended that if your ear starts ringing out of the blue to head straight to your doctors office. If the ear infection is diagnosed early a ten day course of prescription medication is enough to cure it but if the ear infection is left untouched it can lead to Tinnitus, hearing loss and much more serious consequences.

Maskers - A masker in terms of ringing in your ears or Tinnitus is a device that is worn that basically drowns out the actual ringing with another noise a little more pleasant on the ears. Maskers work to a variety of success depending on the person and where they are on the Tinnitus severity scale. A number of company carry maskers which are worn similar to that of a hearing aid. A test to see if a masker would be appropriate from you stand by a tap faucet with the water turned on all of the way and if you only hear the water and not the ringing in your ear chances are a masker would benefit you. Some people swear by maskers saying that with the portable device they actually do not hear the ringing in their ears.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy - Tinnitus Retraining Therapy hits on all sorts of levels with the combination of personal therapy and maskers. The counselors will try to help you to learn how to avoid the Tinnitus sounds with the use of cognitive therapy techniques. Maskers are commonly used in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy during the beginning of the therapy and in the end some people will no longer require the use of a masker.

Tinnitus is a hearing disorder that can lead to permanent hearing loss and can affect a person's day to day life. Along with the traditional treatments for Tinnitus there has been a number of breakthroughs that has seen the popularity of alternative medicine treatments explode in popularity and success. I would explore all available options and see which one will best help you to overcome and cure Tinnitus. - 30540

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