Lifestyle and home remedies
- Avoid possible irritants. Reduce your exposure to things that may make your tinnitus worse.
- Cover up the noise. In a quiet setting, a fan, soft music or low-volume radio static may help mask the noise from tinnitus.
- Manage stress.
- Reduce your alcohol consumption.
Can ringing in the ears be cured?
There is no cure for tinnitus. However, it can be temporary or persistant, mild or severe, gradual or instant. The goal of treatment is to help you manage your perception of the sound in your head. There are many treatments available that can help reduce the perceived intensity of tinnitus, as well as its omnipresence.
What causes ringing in the ears?
Causes. The most common cause of tinnitus is damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. This tends to happen as people age, and it can also result from prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. Hearing loss may coincide with tinnitus.
What is the most effective treatment for tinnitus?
Medications for Tinnitus
For some, treatment with low doses of anti-anxiety drugs — such as Valium or antidepressants such as Elavil — help reduce tinnitus. The use of a steroid placed into the middle ear along with an anti-anxiety medicine called alprazolam has been shown to be effective for some people.
How can I heal tinnitus naturally?
- Ginkgo biloba. An herb said to stimulate circulation, ginkgo biloba may have an impact on a subset of people with tinnitus.
- Acupuncture. A popular therapy for tinnitus, acupuncture (either manual or electroacupuncture) is sometimes said to help manage symptoms.
- Other Remedies.