Silence the Clamor: Finding Relief from Tinnitus
“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”
― Napolean Bonaparte
The phantom sounds of tinnitus in a person’s ears and deep in their head can be maddening! Tinnitus can literally push a person to the brink of desperation. We hear so many stories of people who spend a small fortune attempting to suppress their tinnitus by purchasing magical pills, planning cross-continental trips in search of a cure, and spending countless hours on the therapist’s couch. Some have even told us, ‘I can’t live this way anymore’.
If you or your loved one are suffering from any, several, or all the following early indicators of tinnitus and hearing loss, consider having them addressed by a hearing healthcare specialist sooner rather than later. Contact us at www.excellenceinaudiology.org to make an appointment today.
- Noises in Your Ears or Head: Tinnitus is your internal alarm letting you know something is wrong. If left untreated, it will get worse. Tinnitus can interrupt your sleep, cause headaches, and increase stress and frustration. At the first sign of tinnitus, talk to your doctor and seek a proper diagnosis and treatment plan from an Excellence In Audiology approved treatment center.
- Difficulty Hearing Others: The sounds of tinnitus often get in the way of hearing others, especially in noisy situations. And because tinnitus and hearing loss arise from the same underlying progressive degenerative condition, once you notice your hearing isn’t what it used to be – seek treatment ASAP!
- Memory Issues: As the nerves break down and cause tinnitus and hearing loss, your risk of cognitive decline and dementia significantly increases. Even those people with tinnitus who supposedly have “normal hearing” must be concerned, as even subclinical (hidden) hearing loss is tied to an increased risk of decreased mental capabilities and dementia. Early signs that hearing loss and tinnitus may be impacting your memory include:
- memory loss that disrupts daily life
- challenges in planning or problem-solving
- difficulty completing familiar tasks
- problems identifying words and names
- misplacing things
- withdrawal from others
- changes in mood and personality.
Once the underlying cause is identified, there are several treatment options available to help alleviate or stop the ringing in your ears:
- Hearing Aids
- Sound Therapy
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
- Lifestyle Changes
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Earwax Removal
Prevention is always better than treatment. Here are some things you to do to reduce the risk of developing tinnitus:
- Protect Your Ears
- Limit Exposure to Loud Noises
- Monitor Your Medications
- Manage Stress
Tinnitus can be a frustrating and disruptive condition, but there are effective strategies and treatments available to help stop the ringing in your ears. The key is to seek professional medical advice to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus and tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs. With the right approach, tinnitus can be managed, and its impact on your daily life can be minimized, allowing you to enjoy a quieter, more peaceful existence.
If you notice any of these signs in yourself or your loved one, do something about it today! The right-hearing healthcare provider understands the importance of early intervention. www.excellenceinaudiology.org can help.