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What treatments are there for tinnitus?

Tinnitus treatments

At Amplifon, we help many people manage their tinnitus, providing information about the treatments available.

If your tinnitus is particularly loud, which may cause you to experience sleeping difficulties or make you feel anxious and stressed, it is worth consulting your GP or booking an appointment with your local Amplifon audiologist or audiometrist.

Tension can make your tinnitus worse. Our recommendation would be to stay as relaxed as possible. There are plenty of simple explanations that once addressed, may alleviate or even provide a tinnitus cure.

Underlying conditions, such as ear infections or wax blockages can normally be remedied by a short course of antibiotics, ear drops or an ear irrigation. If none of these methods prove to cure the condition, you may be suffering from a more severe form. Long term cases of tinnitus unfortunately don't tend to have a complete cure, but one of the following treatments may be suggested:

Sound therapy

Sound therapy can be an effective tinnitus treatment as it may make the tinnitus less noticeable, masking the tinnitus or fading the sounds heard. Hearing aids are included as a critical component of a sound therapy program. Modern hearing aids come with special tinnitus managing sounds, along with digital amplification. They are much more advanced when compared to older technology. Different products work in different ways, although most hearing aids can alleviate tinnitus, certain hearing aids have built-in technology specifically for tinnitus relief.

Ear acupuncture

Although its effectiveness in reducing symptoms varies across individuals and additional research is required to demonstrate its usefulness, acupuncture is occasionally used as a supplemental therapy for the treatment of tinnitus.

Hearing aids

Most people with tinnitus also have hearing loss. Hence, hearing aids can be an effective part of tinnitus treatment. Hearing aids alone can provide partial or total relief from tinnitus. If you’re experiencing challenges with your hearing, as well as tinnitus, a combination of a hearing solution with built-in sound generators can often be prescribed. You can expect improved levels of hearing which also helps to minimise the effects of the condition in the same way that sound therapy might.

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