When you are looking to stop ringing in ears, life can become a little desperate, especially if the tinnitus is keeping you up at night. Here are some first steps to help you get the ringing to stop.
#1 Step. If you haven’t already, you need to go visit your doctor. Your doctor can rule out any easily treatable causes of the ringing. Tinnitus is usually caused by hearing damage, but there are other reasons for developing it. Some of the things that your doctor will look for are head and neck injuries, medication (particularly aspirin), inner ear infection, and wax build up.
If your ringing is caused by any of these things treatment will get it cleared up quickly and easily for you.
#2 Step. If the doctor determines that the ringing is caused by hearing damage, there are several things that you can do at home that are helpful. One of the most helpful things that you can do is use “white noise therapy” to mask the noise in your head. This works very well for most people.
There are many white noise machines out today that produce soothing background sounds of sea sounds, or tropical sounds, and many others. Many people however find a simple table top electric fan does the trick really well. It depends on your personality.
One word of warning about using white noise to stop ringing in ears. Be careful about the volume, because if the ringing is caused by hearing damage, you don’t want to aggravate it by causing more hearing damage from the use of loud noises.
#3 Step. Get educated. When it comes to ringing in your ears, it is important to educate yourself so that you can reduce or eliminate the symptoms. Your doctor may tell you that nothing can be done, but there are many steps that you can take that will help.