Tinnitus is caused by various different health problems and the treatment also depends on its underlying cause. Most cases of this doesn’t have cure and the treatment is only focused to manage only the symptom on a daily basis. Here are some of the treatments that are recommended and can be applied to relieve the symptom.
Sound Therapy – This treatment is focused on filling the silence with pleasant sounds which can help in distracting from the tinnitus sound. People who experience this prefer to have a television or radio background. And some may prefer relaxing sounds like the waves of the sea. Sound operator is also advisable to those who do not have any loss of hearing. It’s because this generator produces mild and constant sound also known as the white sound which helps in teaching the brain to ignore the symptom. And this should be positioned lower than the tinnitus level.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) – This is a technique which is a combination of counseling and sound therapy in order to assist people in coping up better with this symptom. It also involves teaching the way your brain responds to the sound of tinnitus in order to get use of it and develop into less awareness. This is conducted by a trained retraining therapist and it has a number of sessions depending on the treatment response of the patient.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – This therapy is developed to assist in treating the problems such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is based on the thought of a person which affects their behavior. The aim of this treatment is to retrain the person’s way of thinking in order to have a behavior change.
Counseling Therapy – It is important to have knowledge and understand how to manage this symptom more effectively. This is a talking therapy which assists you to learn more regarding this symptom and find different ways in coping up with it. This therapy is conducted by a counselor which is trained to talk with your problems and listen in order to develop probable solutions. Talking about how the symptom is affecting your life can assist you in understanding the condition better and help minimize its effects.
These are the available treatments for this condition. There are also other treatments that can help such as relaxation, hearing aids, listening to music, support groups, and other medications like antidepressants.
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