This is How You Can Manage the Effects of Tinnitus

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 well-being.

Difficulty Concentrating

The challenge for people who suffer from tinnitus is how to stay focused despite the unwelcomed sounds in their heads. Because it can happen anytime, anywhere, and can’t seem to be turned off when needed, people who doesn’t have the ability to ignore background noises will have a huge trouble concentrating, especially during work, meetings, and conversations.

Interrupted Sleep

Same goes for sleeping. For people who suffer from tinnitus, the more the environment is quiet, the more the ringing sounds are apparent to their ears. And again, the problem is that it happens anytime without the person’s ability to turn it off. Because of this, tinnitus patients often experience difficulty in sleeping. It also causes sufferers to have a hard time going back to sleep if he or she happens to wake up in the middle of the night. Being sleep deprived is not exactly something that is good for your health.

Irritability and Frustration

Constantly having to deal with unwelcomed sound in your head can be a source of frustration. Because of difficulty in focusing at work and personal life, tinnitus may possibly result to mood swings or even depression.


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.


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 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 noise 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 many people’s lives as we can by 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.

About The Listening Lab

Listening Lab is a home-grown company whose mission is to help our clients restore their hearing to enjoy the life that they desire. Experiencing hearing loss can be detrimental to one’s quality of life. Hence we commit to providing high-quality hearing solutions.

Our hearing solutions include hearing tests and treatment and prescribing hearing aids. Clients may come to get their hearing checked, and we will assess whether hearing aids are required.

If hearing aids are required, clients can choose from a variety of the best hearing aid brands we provide. Each of the products offers unique features that complement daily use and perform well in helping our clients enjoy the life that they desire.

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