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What’s the best treatment for tinnitus? 

Tinnitus is a condition characterised by ringing, buzzing, or other noises in the ears that are not caused by an external sound source. It is a common condition that can be caused by various factors, including hearing loss, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, and head or neck injuries. 

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for tinnitus, as the best approach will depend on the individual’s specific symptoms and the underlying cause of their tinnitus. In some cases, tinnitus may resolve on its own over time, while in other cases, it may be a chronic condition that requires ongoing management. 

There is no cure for tinnitus, but it can be managed. Some treatment options for tinnitus may include: 

  • Sound therapy: This can involve using white noise or other soothing sounds to help mask the tinnitus and make it less noticeable. 
  • Hearing aids: If tinnitus is caused by hearing loss, hearing aids may be recommended to amplify sounds and help make the tinnitus less noticeable. 
  • Counselling: A counsellor or tinnitus specialist can help individuals with tinnitus learn coping strategies and techniques to manage their symptoms. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be effective in changing a person’s pattern of behaviour and/or thinking about their tinnitus to reduce distress and intrusiveness. 

Often a combination of Amplification, Sound Therapy and Counseling can be the best way to manage tinnitus.   

It is important to work with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs and preferences. 

This response has been drafted with the assistance of AI. It has then been checked, edited and approved by our BHA audiology team. 

Updated on February 22, 2023

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