Although there is currently no cure for tinnitus, there are several strategies that can be very helpful in learning to manage the condition. The British Tinnitus Association are on hand to support you if you’re living with tinnitus and help you manage the condition. Just some of the things that can help you manage your tinnitus include: -

Information

You will probably feel better when you find out more about the condition, that it is very common, and that you are not alone. Why not start with reading our page All about tinnitus.

Counselling

Techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be helpful, either as a standalone therapy or combined with sound therapy.

Correcting any hearing loss

If your tinnitus is accompanied by any hearing loss, then correcting this loss with hearing aids is often very helpful. Consult your GP who will refer you to an ear specialist, here you’ll be able to receive advice on how a hearing aid will help.

Sound therapy

If the noises seem louder at quiet times, particularly during the night, it may help to have some environmental or natural sound from a CD, a sound generator, or even a fan or ticking clock in the background. Some people use in-ear sound generators. For more information on using sound to manage tinnitus, read our information sheet on sound therapy.

Relaxation

Learning to relax is probably one of the most useful things you can do to help yourself. Those who practice relaxation techniques say they reduce the loud of their tinnitus and help them to become indifferent to it.

You might also want to check out our tinnitus management e-learning programme, Take on Tinnitus.