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What Treatments are Available for Tinnitus?
Tinnitus can range from mild to severe and from temporary to permanent, the type of tinnitus you have depends on the noise level you were exposed to and the frequency of exposure. Your tinnitus condition also depends on the extent to which your cochlea hairs have been damaged. But regardless of your tinnitus type, effective treatment and potential cures are available. Read on for more information.
Is there a cure for tinnitus?
Tinnitus occurs when the tiny hair cells of the cochlea in the inner ear are damaged by loud noise – above the level of 80 decibels. The damaged hair cells then send faulty signals to the brain, interpreting them as noise instead of sound. There is no cure for tinnitus, but symptoms can be managed. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, the effects of it range from very mild to very severe. Most tinnitus is temporary, but it can occur later in life as a long-term condition. If the background noise is intense enough you can use a device to reduce the intensity of tinnitus or medication to help alleviate its symptoms.
What’s the most effective treatment?
The best treatment for tinnitus is the prevention of it; this is a preferred method and can be achieved by wearing ear protection and being mindful of any exposure to high decibel noise. Try not to expose yourself to high decibel noise frequency as it can contribute to long-term tinnitus.
What’s the latest treatment?
For years it has been generally accepted that there is no cure for tinnitus and that symptoms must simply be managed by a device used to reduce the effect of tinnitus in your hearing. But advances in medicine have been made in relation to tinnitus treatments. Tinnitus is caused by the brain interpreting faulty signals sent to it by the inner ear cochlea hairs. These hairs will be damaged beyond repair if you have tinnitus. But new modulation technology has been developed that trains the brain to interpret a range of sounds that will reduce the overall background noise and help you to concentrate.
Is there a natural cure for tinnitus?
If you have a level of tinnitus that interferes with your everyday life and prevents you from contracting you will be interested in an effective treatment. In the absence of a complete cure, you could try a hearing device or anti-anxiety medication that will reduce the effects of background noise.