Any person who experiences tinnitus will want to know if there is a cure for it. Why wouldn’t you want to get rid of ringing in your ears, along with hissing, buzzing and roaring sounds?
You may have seen ads on TV, the internet or in newspapers promising a 'cure' for tinnitus. Perhaps you’ve been offered herbal remedies or hypnosis. It's understandable why you may consider trying some of these 'cures'.
Studies have found that 92% of people with tinnitus have hearing loss.
No two people will experience the same type of tinnitus symptoms. Some people have it one ear, others in both. Some experience only one type of sound and others experience more than one.
Some people are able to tune out the noise, yet others can be driven to distraction by it. Everyone’s response to tinnitus is unique and many people seek out a permanent end to the ringing in their ears.
Physicians and scientists agree that despite advances in medial science and on going funded research, there is unfortunately no medical or natural cure for tinnitus or treatment that prevents tinnitus.
It is proving very difficult for medical professionals and scientists to understand exactly where in the ear tinnitus is and for them to subsequently find a cure.
Despite this bad news, 16 million people seek treatment for tinnitus. The good news is that there are treatments and therapies for tinnitus or ringing in the ears.
Although it’s possible for physicians and hearing specialists to explain:
funded research into a cure continues in the hope of one day finding a cure.
Tinnitus can affect your quality of life and if you are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with it, then there are steps that you can take to make life a little easier for yourself.
Common tinnitus coping strategies include:
Although none of the above strategies offer a cure for tinnitus, a combination of one or more can offer you some temporary relief.
If you have tinnitus, it’s a good idea to have a hearing test to check whether or not you have associated hearing loss that can be treated with hearing aids. Anyone with tinnitus should have their hearing tested.
If you are experiencing tinnitus and feel that it is having a negative impact upon your daily work and leisure activities, then there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms.
As a first step, take a look at our detailed guide to tinnitus to give yourself a better understanding of your type of tinnitus and what you can do to help alleviate your symptoms. Understanding the type of tinnitus you have can help you take the first steps to actively coping with it.
If you would like to talk to a trained hearing professional about your tinnitus, then arrange a consultation and have a proper diagnosis as the next step of your journey towards managing your tinnitus and improving your quality of life.
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