If you’re bothered by a ringing in your ears, you are not alone. Some 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. For some it’s a constant distraction that disrupts everyday life, while others learn to deal with it. There’s no cure for tinnitus, but solutions do exist.
If you already wear hearing aids, turn up the volume! Doing so can help you tune out the background noise of tinnitus. Electronic devices called Maskers can help, as well. These fit inside your ear much like a hearing aid and emit low-level sounds that help distract you from the ringing sensation. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) relies on steady, low-level background sounds played over an electronic device. When coupled with counseling, you can learn to ignore your tinnitus. When all else fails, try running a fan or air conditioner. “White noise” can help mask your tinnitus, as well.
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