Hidden Hearing Issue Advice on Tinnitus for Tinnitus Awareness Week

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Specialists in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to Tinnitus Awareness Week by updating their website with tinnitus advice.

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Stress is known to make symptoms of Tinnitus worse, so if someone with Tinnitus is particularly stressed it is worth finding ways to ease this stress.

Tinnitus Awareness Week is running from February 4-10 and this year is focusing on the importance of tinnitus support groups.

In response to the week, Hidden Hearing has published new information and content on their website to draw attention to Tinnitus and ways to ease the symptoms.

Tinnitus is a medical term that describes the noise people hear with one of both ears in their head and can include buzzing, ringing or whistling. Some people even report hearing singing or music and this is described as a musical hallucination.

Tinnitus is experienced differently by different people and may be continuous or inconsistent. Some people may only notice it when it’s quiet or it may be intrusive and affect their everyday life.
While there is no cure for Tinnitus yet, there are some tips to help ease symptoms. Hidden Hearing advises:

  •     Many people with Tinnitus will find it hard to sleep. This can be helped by completing relaxation exercises before bed time as well as avoiding caffeine in the evening. It is also useful for many people to distract themselves from their Tinnitus with other sounds, so it may be worth investing in a white noise generator or sleeping with the radio or television on low volume.
  •     Stress is known to make symptoms of Tinnitus worse, so if someone with Tinnitus is particularly stressed it is worth finding ways to ease this stress. This could be from taking time to relax or seeking counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy to find what’s making them stressed and ways to combat it.
  •     Some people will also find that complimentary therapies can be useful, such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and hypnotherapy.
  •     To prevent or ease the symptoms of Tinnitus, it is important to protect the ears from damage. Cotton buds should not be used to clean ears, as the ear naturally cleans itself. It is also important to protect your ears from loud noises by listening to music at reduced safe levels as well as wearing ear plugs if you expect to be in a loud environment.

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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