I presume you have already had this checked out by an ENT specialist to rule out and/or address any of the things which may have caused the ringing?
Sometimes there can also be involvement from the joints, muscles and other soft tissues of the neck or jaw. It is well worth checking this out with an experienced healthcare professional. Treatment can be very effective and there may be simple things you can do to help yourself.
It is important to establish that the ringing is not a sign that something is wrong and needs attention. Once you know there is nothing to worry about, reducing the ringing will be easier.
In the meantime, the very best thing you can do to turn down the volume dial, is to totally ignore the noise! Easy to say, hard to do! However, the more you analyse it, tune in to it, or worry about it, the more it cements a pathway in your brain.Tinnitus can be a firing of the nervous system, where there is no cause, sometimes in response to deafness or a change in hearing, or from structures adjacent to the ear.
Try using background noise or music in an earpiece when you are in a quiet environment. Some people find the noise of trickling water helps. You can purchase little battery operated water features to place on the bedside table, as they tend to be easier for partner's to tolerate than sleeping with the radio on!
Pay attention to your posture, especially when sitting, keeping the neck long and avoiding a chin-poke forward position. Use a supportive pillow when sleeping. Exercise and move frequently during your day.
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