TinnitusA positive attitude goes a long way in preserving your mental and physical health. Relaxation techniques, sports and social activities can help you take better control of your life – even if you suffer from tinnitus.

What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a subjective experience where the sufferer hears sound when there’s no physical sound source present. People experience it as ear-ringing, which might sound like hissing, rushing, roaring or chirping.

It’s estimated that 50 million Americans have some degree of tinnitus. Of those sufferers, only 12 million seek auditory help.

How can I take control of tinnitus?

While there’s no cure for tinnitus, you can take simple steps to reduce its symptoms.

1. Relearn how to hear

Listen to the world around you. Enjoy your favorite music or the laughter of your grandchildren. Each noise that offers you varied sound impressions deflects attention away from tinnitus.

2. Stay active!
Socialize with friends and family, and get plenty of physical activity and social variety. Things that increase your well-being decrease tinnitus’ hold over you.

3. Relax effectively
Tinnitus sufferers know that the condition causes tension. That’s why it’s important to learn relaxation methods, like yoga and breathing exercises.

How can hearing aids help?
With positive thinking and an open mind, you can beat tinnitus! Hearing aids can further assist you on your path to wellness.

How?

Hearing aids might reduce or even eliminate tinnitus. If a sufferer has hearing loss and tinnitus falls in low or medium pitches, hearing aids often provides relief. Through amplification, hearing aids enable tinnitus sufferers to process ambient environmental noises instead of tinnitus’ ringing.

To learn more about tinnitus, contact Hearing Associates at 888-760-2032. You can also schedule an appointment at our main office in Mason City, or at one of our locations in Iowa and Albert Lea, Minnesota.