Treatment for Tinnitus
Treatment for Tinnitus depends on the underlying cause of the condition. In case of hearing damage, no treatment may be required. In case tinnitus proves to be very bothersome, a doctor may prescribe:
• Anti depressants or anti anxiety drugs.
• Maskers, which are small devices that help in reducing awareness of tinnitus by generating a competing sound.
• Fans, radios or white noise machines to be used at night if the person has trouble falling asleep.
Many people feel aggravated symptoms during periods of stress, so relaxation therapies can be helpful. Caffeine should be avoided as it may worsen symptoms. Sometimes, biofeedback can help in diminishing tinnitus. Whenever tinnitus is caused by other problems, treatment involves finding a solution for the primary problem. Control of blood pressure, adequate rest and exercise can help in treatment of tinnitus.