How can Tinnitus Management Help you Get Rid of Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a medical complication in which one may experience noises and ringing either in the ears or in the head when no external noise is happening in reality. In most of the cases, it is caused by complications in the hearing system. In this context, it is important to state that Tinnitus is not a disease, rather it’s a symptom. Since it’s the symptom of a problem, first of all, you should identify what has caused this symptom. You should go through a thorough medical examination to find out the reasons. Tinnitus can be related to the certain conditions that can happen at any level of the hearing system. These conditions include:
- Impacted wax
- Ear infection
- Middle ear tumors
- Vascular problems
- Ototoxic medications
- Noise-induced hearing loss
How to Measure the Tinnitus?
Tinnitus cannot be measured but can be monitored. The audiologists try to gather the information from you that can help them determine the issue. They will be asking:
- Which ear is problematic- right or left?
- Is the noise or ringing continuous?
- Can you describe the noise you are facing?
- Is there any pitch in the sound wave? If yes, how is the pitch- high or low?
- Does the pitch keep fluctuating?
- Are you lacking concentration?
- Can be tried to match with external source of sound through an audiometer.
Whenever you will answer these questions, the audiologist will analyze the answer to draw a conclusion. Once the reasons have been detected, your stress level will be reduced and you will be able to manage and prevent Tinnitus.
The main aim of tinnitus treatment is to eliminate the reason which is causing the trouble. In most of the cases, medical and surgical treatments are used to manage tinnitus. Tinnitus management includes:
- Electrical Stimulation
- Relaxation Therapy
- Habituation Therapy
- Tinnitus Maskers
- Hearing Aids
A Final Takeaway
If you fail to detect the reason behind Tinnitus, then it would not be possible for you to get rid of it. Therefore, you should consult an audiologist, first of all, to identify the reason and treat accordingly.