Often a sufferer of tinnitus comes to the conclusion that his/her condition is not curable and will remain unchanged. There is a great deal that can be done to minimize both the symptoms and impact of tinnitus. To get the condition under control, thee are medical tests that may be necessary to perform to exclude that your tinnitus has an underlying cause that can e cured by medical intervention.
This disorder is characterized by the subjective sensations of ringing in the ears, buzzing, humming, chirping, or hissing without the presence of environmental noise. Tinnitus can be the symptom of almost any disorder. This condition affects 35 million Americans, with 12 million being severely affected. Tinnitus may disappear spontaneously, or after eradication of the cause.
- Ear infections
- Blocked ear canal
- Drugs such as aspirin
*This is not a complete list and if you are experiencing these symptoms it is not guaranteed you have Tinnitus.Back to Top
- Remove the cause (eliminate high blood pressure)
- If loud noises in occupation – musician, airport worker, hunter, construction worker, etc. wear ear plugs
- Avoid irritants such as nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, tonic water, or loud noises
- Reduce Stress (to reduce impact of tinnitus practice relaxation techniques)
- Avoid factors that cause build-up of fluid in the ear – swimming, salt, etc.
- Dietary Supplements â€“ very specified combination including Vitamins, Magnesium, Zinc, and others that can bring relief over time when taken on a regular basis.
Overall, Dr. Allibone uses a very individualized approach to find the root of the issue in each patient. By using this specialized method, the clinic can put each patient on the path to optimal health.
At Houston Wellness, we will get the necessary test ordered, and if no identifiable cause found, we will help you along a self-help program that makes tinnitus fade into lesser significance. There are several alternative therapies that have many people live more comfortably with tinnitus. Of significant importance is our goal not only to alleviate your symptoms but also to exclude a pathological manageable cause for the tinnitus.Back to Top