The field of hearing is incredibly specific, and one of these intricacies is Tinnitus. Tinnitus is something that can easily confuse the average person. With this confusion comes inaccuracy. There are plenty of misconception revolving around tinnitus, simply due to the public’s lack of knowledge on the subject. Don’t be stuck in the group think that sides with these tinnitus misconceptions.
“It Can’t Be Treated”
If you’re told that tinnitus can’t be treated, that’s just false. There is definitely treatment that can counteract the condition. It cannot be completely removed or entirely cured, but there are measures you can take to make life better. Therapy is the ideal method to improve your daily life with tinnitus. White noise is a great way to disrupt the effects of tinnitus, and there are some noise generators that can create this effect. Another simple tactic is to take care of your overall health. Hydration isn’t just something that’s needed before exercise. It’s a constant cycle that needs to be taken care of, and it’ll lower the impact of tinnitus. The same can be said for your stress levels, which will undoubtedly rise because of the condition, but they can be amplified if you become extremely stressed.
“It Doesn’t Stick Around Forever.”
There are moments where tinnitus can fade, especially if the ringing has been constant for a couple days. But it won’t permanently go away, unfortunately. In fact, it only leads to more damage and hearing loss. This is why it’s imperative that you protect your ears. If you don’t do enough to protect them, you could end up with chronic tinnitus, which would be the worst case scenario.
“Don’t Bother With Hearing Aids.”
This is totally wrong, as hearing aids are probably the best course of action. Not only will they minimize how much you notice the tinnitus, but hearing aids will actually amplify the sounds in the surrounding setting. It’s with this type of assistance that the impact of tinnitus will be mitigated, and meeting with your audiologist to discuss the situation is a logical starting point.
Contact Bay Area Audiology Today!
If you are concerned about hearing loss or seeking hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, or hearing aid assistance, our doctors are ready to help. We are passionate about helping all of our patients improve their quality of life through better hearing. We also believe that patient education is critical, so you won’t be lead through endless sales pitches at our office. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you hear even better, contact us at (410) 838-4327 or online. For more hearing tips and articles, follow Bay Area Audiology on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Don’t hesitate–we can help.