stimulants. Caffeine - found in tea, coffee, chocolate & cola drinks.
Nicotine - smoking.
Consult your medical practitioner if you have increased tinnitus or tinnitus
as side effect of any prescription medications.
Learn distraction techniques to avoid focussing on the tinnitus. Further
details throughout this homepage.
is usually more noticeable at nightime eg. when quiet in bed. Use relaxation
techniques, music or an audiologic clock which provide masking for distraction.
See treatment CD on this homepage.
Low level noise generators, tinnitus maskers and/or hearing aids can usually
help significantly in tinnitus management. Low level noise generators
are not prescribed to "cover" the tinnitus rather to produce a low level
signal to help with alternative stimulation to the auditory system and
also in developing distraction . Tinnitus maskers produce "masking noise"
to cover the tinnitus providing "psychological space" for the person with
tinnitus. Most people who use tinnitus maskers get relief from listening
to the tinnitus others notice the additional benefit of suppression of
the tinnitus from minutes to hours after removing the tinnitus masker.
Not all clients obtain benefit from using "masking " as in some cases
the tinnitus competes with the masking noise; in such cases low level
noise generators are the best option. Consult an Audiologist for further
Directive counselling regarding the anatomy and physiology of the auditory
system is critical in developing a better understanding of the problem.
This also helps with demystification of tinnitus as in Tinnitus Retraining
Therapy (TRT). Any anxiety , depression or other emotional reactions must
be attended to by enlisting professional help. Further details throughout