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Management and Treatment

It can be disheartening to hear that unfortunately, there is currently no surgical procedure or drug that can cure tinnitus. However, the good news is, you can manage your symptoms to become more aware of your sound surroundings and learn to focus your mind elsewhere so it will no longer affect your everyday lifestyle.
Your doctor may refer you to an ENT specialist (Ear, Nose & Throat) who will investigate whether you have any underlying medical conditions. Occasionally, tinnitus may be associated with a disorder of the middle ear. Your ENT specialist will usually refer you to an audiologist who will help manage your tinnitus – and that’s where we step in.
We understand this may be a very frustrating time for you, and will be on hand to encourage, educate and offer support by advising on how best to treat your symptoms. Sometimes psychological intervention may be needed at this stage in the form of counselling or we may also suggest a hearing device to relieve symptoms.

Self-Help Ways to Manage Your Tinnitus

  • Enriched Sound Environment - the use of subtle background noise can be very helpful in certain situations, such as going to bed at night time. A fan, calming music or a water feature are budget-friendly ways to enrich the sound environment.
  • Adopt a Positive Attitude & Get Active - taking up a hobby or sport will aid relaxation and focus the mind away from the symptoms of tinnitus.
  • Habituation – learning gradually over time to become less aware of the symptoms. Habituation results in less attention being paid to the noise, reducing your fear and anxiety levels.
  • Stress Management
  • Dietary Changes