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What Is Tinnitus, and How to Cure Ringing Ears From Home

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If you’re trying to cure ringing ears (otherwise known as tinnitus)… you’re probably experiencing hissing, buzzing, roaring, humming, clicking, or whistling.

These noises can be consistent or may come and go… can be in one ear or in both ears…

And can be high pitched, low pitched, loud, or quiet.

If you have these symptoms, they can lead to anxiety, irritability, or depression.

Luckily, treatment options do exist that can give you some relief.

First, You Need to Be Aware of the Causes…

Here Are 3 Simple Ways to Cure Ringing Ears From Home:

Ringing Ear Treatments

  • Ginkgo biloba extract – This natural supplement can improve blood circulation in the body, protect against cell damage, and can also help with memory and concentration. You can take this supplement in the form of a pill or as a powder.
  • Vitamins and minerals – The top supplements known to help with ringing ears are zinc, folic acid, melatonin, and vitamin B12.
  • Reduce caffeine and salt intake – Sodas, coffee, and tea can be reduced or eliminated from the diet to help reduce ringing in the ears. Decreasing consumption of salt can also help reduce symptoms by reducing your blood pressure. Again, improving blood circulation and blood flow can help. For more, see my comprehensive list of over 10 treatments. Additionally, check out these 6 meditation techniques that are effective in battling the stress and anxiety related to ringing ears.

Your Course of Treatment for Ringing in the Ears…

  1. Start your treatment course with the easiest, most convenient treatment option for you such as changing your diet or adding a natural supplement. Trial these for a couple of weeks and chart your improvement by taking daily notes in a notebook, calender, or planner.
  2. Try a sound masking machine that you can purchase at nearby store or online. There are a variety of machines that produce different types of sounds that may soothe your symptoms. Take notes on which machines work best for you if at all.
  3. Consider a more expensive program such as tinnitus retraining, hypnosis, acupuncture, or hearing aids. Continue taking daily notes to track your progress.
  4. See your doctor if none of the treatment options for ringing ears have worked for you. Also consider seeing a health professional if the severity of your symptoms worsens or your emotional reactions have increased (anxiety, depression, irritability).

What to Consider Before Going to the Doctor…

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Letting your symptoms go on too long can eventually lead to extreme psychological distress, so don’t underestimate the seriousness of the problem.

Get professional help if it gets unbearable or starts affecting your quality of life.

But before you go, consider these questions:

  • Are the noises in your ear(s) consistent or intermittent?
  • What kinds of noises do you hear? (buzzing, roaring, clicking)
  • Is it in one ear or both?
  • Is it loud or soft?
  • Is it high pitch or low pitch?
  • Are there different times of day that cause an increase or decrease in symptoms? (day, night)
  • Are there other situations that cause an increase or decrease in symptoms? (exercise, caffeine, alcohol, after a nap)
  • What kind of impact does it have on your school, work, sleep, family life? How would you rate the emotional impact your ear ringing has on your life?
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6 Responses to “What Is Tinnitus, and How to Cure Ringing Ears From Home”

  1. Raquelly says:

    Some say to reduce your salt and alocohl usage. Although it doesn’t seem to help very much. Some say anti-depressants may help. At night there are CD’s you can buy that have relaxing water sounds which mask the sounds somewhat. There are other therapies but I don’t think you can do them at home. It is important not to focus on it, because anxiety can increase the volume of the tinnitus. Any auditory distraction is good. Ginkgo biloba help reduce it for some people. St. Johns Wart may be helpful as well for some people. Regular exercise helps to sleep.

  2. I am 66 and I have had ringing in my ears for as long as I can remember. I can’t recall if I had it in my teen years. I do take meds for anxiety, but my ear ringing was before I started taking medication. Noise in general hurts my ears, but when I’m around loud music or a very noisy croud and then find a quiet place, it’s louder than usual. I have it every waking moment, and when I go to bed, it’s there, but I’ve learned to ignore it, but what a blessing it would be not to have it anymore!

    • Ada Berezina says:

      Thank you for sharing your experiences with tinnitus! I am sure it has helped somebody else feel that they are not alone suffering with this.

    • peter robert ryan says:

      Ime 68 mine arrived when i was aprox 65,,as a constant prob, firstly it was now and then,but it soon turned to constant,ime a very stressy person,and always have been,and think this makes it so much worse,not a big drinker ,but do love my coffee,and tea,if i try very hard to chill ,it does seem easier to deal with ,but its always there,of a night time ,the radio goes straight to radio 4 extra,and is on all night,to act as a distraction ,and that works for me,yes ime married and sleep alone every night and have done for many years now,she is happy with that arrangement,bless her cotton socks.

  3. Ada Berezina says:

    It sounds like you are really knowledgeable about your tinnitus and what can help! It’s good to hear that you are not drinking alcohol as research shows it not only has a negative impact on ringing in the ears but many other negative side effects. Have you tried a white noise machine or do you prefer the radio? Thank you for commenting and sharing your story!

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