Managing Tinnitus in Daily Life
If you’ve encountered chronic ringing or buzzing in the years, you probably found it distracting and worrying. Tinnitus is the term for ringing in the ears, and help is available. Many patients simply live with their condition and become frustrated. Sometimes a general practitioner will tell them that there is no treatment. They leave their patient feeling that there is no solution. This is not true. Medical treatment may be possible.
Tinnitus: Is There Anything You Can Do?
Tinnitus is a common condition. Many different issues can cause it. Your general practitioner can eliminate some possible causes. These include a buildup of wax or an environmental cause. After you’ve consulted with your doctor, it’s time to visit with a specialist who knows about tinnitus. At Associates of Otolaryngology (AOO), we have six board-certified specialists who can help. Each physician offers his or her unique studies and clinical experience to provide solutions for patients with ENT issues. We’ve been serving the Denver area for forty years. See us, and find the treatment that can help you.
You Can Take Steps To Treat The Issue Yourself
You don’t need to live with tinnitus. Take these steps to treat your symptoms. You may want to experiment to see which tips work best for you.
- Don’t use ear swabs to try and stop the sensation of tinnitus.
- Do practice breathing and relaxation. This relaxes the muscles around the ears and may reduce symptoms.
- Wear ear protection in loud environments.
- Avoid silence. Use gentle white noise to distract yourself.
- Stay active in life. This provides healthy aspects of living, and it distracts from tinnitus.
- Protect your health. Stay as healthy as possible so you can be strong despite the condition. This also reduces possible causes.
- Observe if foods or drinks seem to aggravate your tinnitus. Report this to your doctor.
- Experiment with warm or cool compresses to see which may help reduce symptoms.
Find The Help You Need
Your general practitioner will know of some methods to examine, diagnose, and treat tinnitus. Ultimately, you may need to see a specialist who can thoroughly review your condition. We at Associates of Otolaryngology (AOO) have the insight, experience, and treatment solutions that will ease or end your tinnitus. Who are we? Let us introduce ourselves:
- Alan Lipkin, MD
- Nicollete Picerno, MD
- Christopher Cote, MD
- Jeffrey L. Cutler, MD
- Keith Swartz, MD
- Allison Rasband, MD
- Anne Cosgriff, MD
- Monica Rosco, PA-C
Don’t Let Tinnitus Ruin Your Day
You can treat some symptoms of tinnitus yourself. Your physician can help eliminate possible causes. Our ear, nose, and throat specialists can guide you further as you seek solutions. Tinnitus does not have to ruin your day. It doesn’t have to become a serious concern for you. Find professional insights and advice, and gain the treatment methods that will work for you. Contact us by phone at 720-897-7160. You can also use the convenient scheduling tool on our website. We’re honored to have provided four decades of ENT services to the Denver, Lone Tree, and Castle Rock areas. We’d be honored to help you, too. Relief is available.