If you think that you are suffering from tinnitus and want to know what you can do, the first thing you should do is consult a doctor. To treat your tinnitus, your doctor will first try to identify any underlying, treatable condition that may be associated with your symptoms. If tinnitus is due to a health condition, your doctor may be able to take steps that could reduce the noise. Some common ways to treat tinnitus are:
– Ear wax removal
– Changing your medication
– Checking for underlying vascular conditions
Additional treatment methods are known as Sound Therapy. This includes devices that create white noise may help suppress the sound so that it’s less bothersome. This includes:
– Masking Devices – Worn in the ear and similar to hearing aids, these devices produce a continuous, low-level white noise that suppresses tinnitus symptoms.
– Hearing Aids – Can be especially helpful if you have hearing problems as well as tinnitus. The use of hearing technology is the only FDA approved treatment of tinnitus.