Could You at Any Point Stop the Ringing in Your Ears by Relinquishing Chocolate and Coffee?
You can find a lot of advice and recommendations for dealing with tinnitus on the Internet. The question is, which should you pick? And, more importantly, do any of them actually work?
Dr. Pawel Jastreboff understands the perplexity. According to him, the Internet is overflowing with information - and misinformation. "There are a lot of myths on the internet, and a lot of people who claim to have a cure for tinnitus," he says. So, what are your options?
Learning coping skills
There are several approaches. Dr. Jastreboff developed one approach that has yielded positive results. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) is a process that teaches you how to cope with your tinnitus on both a conscious and subconscious level.
He compares it to the sound of raindrops on a roof. You notice it at first. After a while, your focus shifts to something else, and you forget about it. He refers to this as habituation.
How it all begins
Tinnitus is usually caused by exposure to loud noise. From then on, it's difficult to understand and even more difficult to treat. "The brain does have a strategy for dealing with loud noises and music. However, for some unfortunate individuals, these mechanisms do not function. "They become chronic tinnitus patients," explains Dr. Jastreboff. "Transient tinnitus is ringing that comes and goes. We need to go deep into the brain to understand it."
Pay attention to Listen up!
Tinnitus affects millions of people around the world. Listen to the Widex podcast Listen up! to learn more about the condition and how to treat it.