Tinnitus is a fairly a common problem and it affects about 1 out of every 5 people. This condition causes someone to hear sounds such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, and hissing that are not triggered by external sources. Because of some damage in a person’s auditory pathways, a sound tends to be produced from inside the head.
The effects of tinnitus differs from one person to another, but generally sufferers complain of having troubles in concentrating and interrupted sleep, which can possibly result to emotional issues in the long run.
Let’s discuss a little bit deeper about the possible consequences of tinnitus and why finding relief is important to maintain a person’s wellbeing.
THINGS TO AVOID THAT WILL HELP YOU MANAGE TINNITUS
There are two things that you should avoid if you want to be able to continue a normal life while dealing with tinnitus. First thing is stress. Studies show that stress can further worsen tinnitus. While it is inevitable in life, do your best to avoid it as much as possible. Avoid stressful situations, stay calm as much as you can, and practice relaxation techniques. Another thing that you should be avoided is loud noises. So always be reminded to refrain from being exposed to unnecessary loud sounds.
WHEN TO SEE YOUR HEARING CARE PROFESSIONAL?
Ask for help from a hearing health professional if your condition is starting to impede you from being productive. Although there aren’t any clinically proven cures yet for treating tinnitus, there are ways that your hearing experts can do to help you manage tinnitus. One option is to get a Tinnitus Control Instrument. Most often, tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, so the amplification function of TCIs can help alleviate symptoms of tinnitus. TCIs also have a noiser function. When sounds get a little bit harder to ignore, these specialised hearing aids can help relieve it.
The Listening Lab is your friendly hearing care centre. With our access to advanced technology, our mission is to uplift as much people’s lives as we can be giving them the opportunity to restore their hearing. If you yourself or you know someone who has been suffering from tinnitus, feel free to set an appointment with us. Together with our hearing care specialists, we will help you manage your situation. For patients in Singapore, call +65 6817 5100. And for patients in Malaysia, call +603 7725 9334.