What is the best treatment for tinnitus?
Not all audiologists have been trained to treat tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia, and this professional will have the biggest impact on a patient’s success. In most cases, sound therapy combined with tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) can effectively treat tinnitus. Counseling can also help with other issues that are commonly related to tinnitus, including anxiety and depression. A licensed mental health professional or psychologist can help you learn coping techniques to make tinnitus symptoms less bothersome.
For some, treatment with low doses of anxiety medications such as Valium or antidepressants such as Elavil helps reduce tinnitus.
Which sound compensates for tinnitus?
The basic idea behind noise suppression technology is that sound consists of “condensions and dilutions of matter (usually air) in a wave pattern that radiates outward from the source. Noise-canceling earphones are best if you want to temporarily relieve tinnitus, relax, or focus on a task such as studying or reading without interruption. Technically speaking, each headphone does a type of passive noise cancellation by physically blocking sound from entering the ear. The Bose noise canceling headphones for tinnitus feature 11 levels of noise cancellation, ranging from completely suppressive to completely transparent.