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      Managing tinnitus

      There’s not yet a cure for tinnitus caused by permanent damage to the inner ear. But there’s plenty of support available to help you manage tinnitus so that it doesn’t interfere with your daily life.

      This section tells you about the tinnitus therapies and self-help techniques that can help. Most people find that their tinnitus improves over time.

      If you’re struggling with tinnitus, speak to your GP or audiologist (hearing specialist). The support and therapies that are recommended for you will depend on the nature of your tinnitus and how it affects you, and whether you have any other hearing problems.  

      For more information and support, visit our Tinnitus forum, download our free tinnitus factsheets or contact our Tinnitus Helpline.  

       

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      Tinnitus can be distressing, especially at first, and may make you feel stressed or anxious. There are different types of counselling that can help you to manage tinnitus and any related stress or anxiety.

      Listening to soft, soothing sounds can distract your brain from listening to your tinnitus sounds so you sleep better and notice our condition less.

      If you have hearing loss as well as tinnitus, hearing aids or combination devices can help you to hear better and help to mask tinnitus.

      If tinnitus is making you feel stressed or anxious, or if you notice your tinnitus more when you are stressed, relaxation exercises may help.

      Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation that can help you to be aware of what you’re experiencing without judging or fighting it. It may help you to manage your tinnitus.

      There are many simple things that may help you to manage tinnitus – from listening to soothing sounds to chatting to others in the same position.

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