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Other coping strategies

There is no cure for tinnitus, but a variety of therapies and coping strategies may ease your life with tinnitus.

Other coping strategies

Tinnitus varies from one person to the next and finding an effective treatment, therapy or coping strategy is often a hit-or-miss process supported by few, if any, scientific certainties.

Relaxation exercises

In recent years, researchers have identified a number of factors influencing the treatment of tinnitus, such as the patient's general well-being, autonomic reaction patterns and how the patient handles stress. Specifically, they have found a connection between stress and increased symptoms of tinnitus.

Learning how to relax and how to handle stress in your every day life may be of great help in alleviating symptoms.

Group therapy and counseling

Group therapy and counseling may ease the daily suffering of people with tinnitus.

As psychology plays a major part, therapy can help you accept your tinnitus and reduce the emotional impact. Often the therapy includes thought control, instructions in relaxation techniques and stress management.

Sound therapy

Listening to comforting sounds may make tinnitus less noticeable.

Sound therapy is used to de-stress, increase energy, focus and performance and may offer better relief from the constant ringing and buzzing in your ears.

Alternative therapies

Acupuncture, chiropractic and hypnosis are some of the alternative therapies offered to treat you holistically in trying to ease the effects of tinnitus. The effects are not scientifically documented.

Consult your ear specialist before deciding on any course of treatment.

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