Ever have a ringing or a weird noise in your ears? Chances are, you have Tinnitus.
Tinnitus is hearing a noise in your head or ears, when there is no physical noise occurring. That noise can be a ring, a tone, a buzz, hiss and can be experienced in many other ways and sounds depending on the individual.
Tinnitus can develop for a range of reasons including hearing loss, stress, excessive noise exposure and even some medication can result in a ringing in the ears.
The good news? You aren’t alone. In fact, the condition is very common, but there are ways to help you better manage your tinnitus and reduce that annoying sound.
Exercise and Wellbeing – exercising regularly and taking steps to de-stress can help people cope better with the condition and even forget about the ringing.
Diet – Alcohol and caffeine have been known to increase tinnitus for some.
Quit Smoking – Quitting smoking will help supply oxygen to the ears.
Protection – invest in earplugs and reduce exposure, especially if you happen to work in an industry with excessive noise or are a musician.
Hearing Aids – can distract the brain and offer relief.