There are a number of treatments for Tinnitus on the marketplace and depending on the cause and the severity of the Tinnitus they are somewhat successful. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a ringing or the sound of air rushing through your ears. The traditional treatments for Tinnitus include antibiotics, maskers and Tinnitus retraining therapy which I will cover during this article.
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 - Maskers are a small portable device looking very similar to a hearing aid and worn the same way. The Masker job is to drown out the ringing in your ears with a more pleasant noise. How effective a Masker will be depends on the person and the severity of their Tinnitus. 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 Masker will not work for you.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy - A newer form of treatments for Tinnitus is the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy which has a lot of skeptics surrounding it. The purpose 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 is not a lot of long term research done on this approach to treating Tinnitus for me to completely buy in plus the cost is extremely 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 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.