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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can I ease tinitus?

    How can ease the constant ringing in my left ear?
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    Kerry Read

    Physiotherapist

    Headline Physiotherapy for the Head Neck and Jaw deals specifically with TMJ Facial Pain Headache Migraine and other musculoskeletal issues involving the cranial area. All … View Profile

    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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    Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    It's important to understand that the complaint of tinnitus is that it is a symptom, and the cause needs to be investigated. An ENT in conjunction with a professional audiologist can work through this condition and management.

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    Dr. Elaine Saunders is an award-winning businesswoman, audiologist and academic. Her accolades include being awarded Asia’s Leading Woman in Healthcare in 2011, the Victorian Pearcey … View Profile

    I agree with both the othe answers, so please read them.  Tinnitus is commonly reflection of inner ear damage, and good quality hearing aids usually help.  So, get it checked out medically, and if no cause is founnd, get hearing aids

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    Raji Parangad

    Audiologist

    No referrals required. Cosmetic hearing aid specialist ( we have the latest, most discreet hearing aids in the market), Custom ear plugs, Assertive listening devices. … View Profile

    As advised by Dr McIntosh tinnitus is a symptom not  a disease. There is no cure for tinnitus however there are therapies and treatment options available which will ease the symptom of tinnitus nad help you cope and deal with it better..... Some Audiologists specialises in tinnitus treatment.. You will need to talk to an Audiologist for furthur guidance.... 

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