Tinnitus - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your tinnitus?

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What is the treatment of tinnitus?

After a careful evaluation, your doctor may find an identifiable cause and be able to treat or make recommendations to treat the tinnitus. Once you have had a thorough evaluation, an essential part of treatment is your own understanding of the tinnitus (what has caused it, the person's specific symptoms, and options for treatment).

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Comment from: GareauRA, 25-34 (Patient) Published: September 18

I was in the military and worked on aircrafts. At the time, using hearing protection just seemed silly. Now, I regret it. I have had tinnitus for about five years now. When I first was introduced to it, I let it consume my life, losing sleep, having anxiety attacks, and becoming depressed over it. It was because it was all I thought about for months on end. I will say this, thinking about it and dwelling on it does in some strange way seem to intensify it. After my first encounter, I struggled to cope with it. Then, one day, I came across an article where the author provided helpful tips to live with tinnitus. He said, If you're concerned with the volume of your tinnitus, then try a simple test. Go to your bathroom or kitchen and turn on the faucet. If when the water is running you can't hear the ringing, your condition is weak in regard to someone who experiences dangerous volumes of tinnitus. So I tried it. Much to my amazement, the water masked the ringing. That was my light at the end of the tunnel. I knew then that it wasn't something that would control my life. After that, it only got easier for me to live with it. And much to my surprise, for years after that, I noticed my self-awareness of it was minimal. I only heard it if I stopped and listened for it, and even then, sometimes I did not hear anything. But four years later, I have picked it back up and find myself lost in its trance. I'll get past this again because it's what we victims of tinnitus have to do to live. If you're new to the condition and find yourself lost, try the water test to see if it works for you. The water test won't cure your tinnitus, but it might just be what you need to get past the shock and learn to live with it.

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Comment from: Carl, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 07

I tried a hundred different remedies for tinnitus and just about gave up hope. Here's my rundown of some of the better known treatments: Quietus is useless! It provided no relief and made me nauseous. Lipo-Flavonoid did seem to provide some relief but wasn't enough to justify the purchase. Tinniticil works well and makes my tinnitus very manageable. Arches works well enough but it requires you take too many pills.

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