A normal, challenging day, like dealing with family, work, or school, can quickly turn frustrating when tinnitus--buzzing in the ears--becomes too much to bear. Tinnitus may be constant, distracting, and irritating. It heightens anxiety, stress, and nervousness. While it may seem singular and hopeless, it is more common than you think, and there are proper solutions to ease it. To reduce your tinnitus symptoms, try one or more of the methods explained below.
1. Do exercises in breathing
Although breathing is a vital, natural process, we often fail to realize the positive benefits it can engender, besides being life-sustaining. Performing techniques in breathing will help you concentrate on your body’s natural rhythm and can effectively calm you. The good news is that the exercises can be done anywhere, don’t take much time, and are easy to do. Here are two ways to ease tinnitus, control your breathing, and relax you:
2. Use guided meditation
You will achieve a relaxed state by using guided meditation as a tool. Personal meditation may be too silent for tinnitus sufferers. Guided meditation is best. Listening to another person’s voice with your eyes closed, as your guide gives you breathing exercises to do, will lessen tinnitus. Ambient noise in the background can be played during this process to create a calming soundscape. Because there will be pauses between your guide’s words, such a distraction may be necessary.
3. Use sound therapy
Avoid situations of absolute silence. Absolute silence allows you to focus on the distracting, phantom buzzing of tinnitus. Gentle, soothing sounds, like white noise or ocean waves, even if it is just a recording, help to calm you and ease tinnitus. The disorder will be less noticeable. By using sound therapy, you will train your brain to focus less on the disorder and more on external sounds.
There are tinnitus therapy features now available in hearing aids. This new technology allows wearers to hear environmental sounds more successfully, often reducing tinnitus. There are different sound therapy signals that exist for your comfort needs. You can choose from two different types--static noise or nature-inspired sounds.
For Signia hearing aid wearers, there is Notch Therapy, a unique therapeutic approach, available to combat a certain, common type of tinnitus. It works unnoticed in the background and offers long-term relief over time. Rather than using sound therapy, where a sound is audible in the background, Notch Therapy operates imperceptibly in the background.
Remember, it is best to practice relaxation techniques even when you are not stressed to promote your overall well-being. You will have more success over tinnitus in no time at all. For more help, contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.