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Traditional Treatments For Tinnitus

Posted Sep 18 2010 7:32am

There are a variety of ways to reach Tinnitus relief out on the market and depending on the cause and the severity of the Tinnitus they are somewhat successful. Tinnitus definition is the sensation of hearing a ringing or the sound of air rushing through your ears. The traditional treatments for Tinnitus include antibiotics , Tinnitus Maskers and Tinnitus retraining therapy all of which I will cover during this article .

Drug Therapy - Antibiotics are used for Tinnitus relief 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 book a doctors appointment right away . If the ear infection is diagnosed early a ten day course of drugs is normally enough to cure the infection but if the ear infection is left alone it can lead to Tinnitus, hearing loss and much more serious consequences .

Maskers - Tinnitus Maskers are a small portable device looking very similar to a hearing aid and worn the same way that may offer some Tinnitus relief. The Masker job is to drown out the ringing in your ears with a more pleasant noise. How efficient a Masker will be depends on the individual and the severity of their Tinnitus. A quick experiment to see if a Masker will work for you head over to the kitchen sink and turn on the faucet all of the way. Now if you just hear the rushing water than a Masker may work for you but if the main noise is still the ringing in your ears than chances are a different Tinnitus remedy will have to be sought out as it is unlikely a Masker will not work for you.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy - A newer form of Tinnitus treatment is the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy which has a lot of skeptics surrounding it. The reasoning of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy is to hit the hearing disorder from all angles using all available resources from Maskers to cognitive behavioral therapists to audiologist. There has not been a lot of long term research done on this approach to treating Tinnitus for me to completely buy in to it plus the cost tends to be high .

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 Tinnitus relief methods described above there has been a number of research breakthroughs that has seen the popularity of alternative medicine treatments explode in popularity and success. I would suggest that you enquiry all available options and see which one will best help you to overcome the ringing in your ears and provide quick Tinnitus relief .
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