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10.10.17

Can You Hear Me? Prevent & Treat Tinnitus

Can you hear a high-pitched ringing in your ears even when there isn’t an external cause of the noise? Or maybe you are pestered by more of a buzzing or a whirring noise? If so, it sounds like you might have tinnitus. This is a condition in the ear that causes people to hear sounds that are coming from inside the body. Over time, the condition can get a lot worse and people will constantly hear the noises in their ears.

If you haven’t already experienced tinnitus before, then there are some preventative methods you can take to ensure that you never do.

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Turn Down The Volume

Whenever you are listening to music or watching TV, you should turn down the volume levels so that they aren’t too loud. Being constantly exposed to loud noises is one of the main causes of tinnitus and damage to someone’s hearing. So, next time you do have some music on, make sure that the volume is at a sensible level. You should also visit kindsound.com and invest in some good quality headphones. These are a lot safer than earphones that are placed inside the ear.

Protect Your Ears

If you work in a loud environment or are often working with extremely loud machinery, you will need to take some steps to protect your hearing. Ideally, your employer should supply you with some ear protectors but, if not, you should source your own so that your hearing doesn’t become too damaged over time.

Don’t Drink Too Much

Some scientific studies have also shown that there is a link between alcohol consumption and an increase in the symptoms of tinnitus. So, if you are worried about certain noises and sounds that you have been hearing lately, it’s a good idea to cut down on your drinking for a while to ensure that they don’t develop into full-blown tinnitus.

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Unfortunately, there isn’t yet a cure for tinnitus. Once someone has it, they have to live with it. However, there are ways you can make it easier to cope with the constant ringing in your ears.

Get Checked Out

If you think you have tinnitus, it’s important that you book an appointment with your doctor. They can check out your ears and make sure that you aren’t suffering from an infection or buildup of earwax. Sometimes clearing a health condition such as this can completely remove all symptoms of tinnitus or reduce them.

Support Groups

There are lots of support groups where people who suffer from chronic tinnitus can meet other sufferers. Lots of people find that talking about the condition and discussing treatments can help them feel a lot less stressed and worried about the condition.

Counseling

If you find that you still have difficulty coping with tinnitus, there is also plenty of counseling available. You might want to look at opencounseling.com to see which counselors in your area can help you.

Over time, you will find that tinnitus becomes easier to manage. Hopefully, this blog post will help.

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