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can tinnitus be cured?

By Anonymous July 28, 2017 - 1:22pm
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Hello Anon

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Tinnitus is the perception of abnormal ear or head noises. Tinnitus is unpleasant enough itself, and is sometimes a symptom of other problems, including hearing loss , tumors, and narrowing of the blood vessels. Noises may be high pitched and “ringing,” or sound more like a clicking. Some tinnitus is pulsatile, which means it may be caused by the flow of blood that accompanies each heart beat, and this happens in cases of narrowing of the blood vessels.

Tinnitus treatment depends on what is causing the symptoms. This may mean, for example:

Wearing a specially made splint to help manage TMJ
Taking antibiotics for a sinus or ear infection
Removal of wax from the ear canal

Therapy aims to eliminate or reduce bothersome sensations. Treatment may include:

Antidepressants may be helpful in some patients. If Meniere's disease (a relatively common cause of tinnitus) is diagnosed, medications specific to that disorder may be prescribed.

Other mediations include valium .

Mechanical Devices
Devices include:

Hearing aid—sometimes relieves tinnitus and improves hearing in some people with hearing loss
Tinnitus masker—a device that emits a low level of white noise to help cover up the internal sensations and block out external noises
Lifestyle and Self-care Measures
Measures to discuss with your doctor if no cure or specific treatment is available include:

Learn and practice stress management and relaxation techniques.
Biofeedback may help. Biofeedback teaches people how to control body functions they normally do not think about.
Consider seeing a counselor to develop new coping skills and relaxation techniques.
Consider joining a support group .
Avoid anything that makes tinnitus sensations worse, such as:
Loud noises
Exercise regularly to improve circulation.
Make time to relax and get enough sleep .
Playing a radio or a white-noise machine for about 30 minutes at bedtime may help relieve the ringing sensations at night.
Surgery may help relieve certain causes of tinnitus if the cause of the tinnitus is treated.

Tinnitus caused by a tumor frequently subsides after the growth is removed.
If the tinnitus is due to wax build-up, it can be relieved by cleaning the ears.
Abnormalities in blood vessels which lead to tinnitus can sometimes be corrected with surgery.
Surgery may also be an option for patients with Meniere's disease, but is usually performed only for disabling dizziness.

As to a cure - some people find themselves with no symptoms after treatment. Others are not so lucky and have chronic tinnitus, meaning they have not been cured, despite treatment.

July 28, 2017 - 1:34pm
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