Tinnitus Treatment at Home

tinnitus treatment at home

Tinnitus Treatment at Home

Integrating some at-home treatments for tinnitus into your daily routine can help lessen its annoying noises in your ears and enable you to cope more effectively with this condition. Sleep is also key in dealing with tinnitus.

Try masking sounds such as white noise, fan, soft music or static radio to ease tinnitus symptoms. An anti-inflammatory diet with lots of vegetables and fruits may also provide relief.

1. Ear Wax Removal

Sounds such as ringing or buzzing are often caused by too much earwax build-up in one’s ear canal, leading to hearing impairment. Digging around in one’s ear with cotton swabs may cause its tip to “plow” earwax deeper into their ears, further blocking one’s hearing ability.

Health care professionals can remove excess earwax by applying warm olive oil, mineral oil, baby oil or glycerin drops directly to the ear canal using either an olive syringe, rubber syringe or rubber syringe, however these techniques should not be performed on those with perforated eardrums or surgically installed ear tubes as doing it wrong can cause serious infections in their ears.

Home treatment options for tinnitus may include using a white noise machine to produce low-volume static or environmental sounds like ocean waves and raindrops – this can help mask the sounds of tinnitus while making sleeping easier at night.

Tinnitus sufferers must make sure to get enough rest each night; fatigue can worsen symptoms and turn soft hums into loud roars, so 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted rest each night may help ease their symptoms.

Some people report that removing ear wax worsens their tinnitus initially, though this usually subsides over time. It may be more noticeable because external sounds weren’t reaching the ear drum before, so once removed it allowed more internal sounds through. On the upside though, most report their tinnitus becomes less bothersome once their blockage has been cleared; sometimes completely disappearing while for others tinnitus still remains but no longer distracts as much from daily life.

2. Garlic

Tinnitus affects many individuals worldwide, creating the sensation of ringing in either or both ears. It may take the form of a roar, squeal, whine, click hiss or buzz that persists over time and disrupts work, sleep and concentration – yet its treatment is readily available with various home remedies for tinnitus available to ease symptoms.

Garlic contains allicin, an antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial compound with remarkable medicinal properties. Allicin can also help neutralize free radicals in the body that exacerbate tinnitus symptoms while improving hearing and relieving earaches. Allicin can easily be found at any grocery store and used as an easy homemade remedy against tinnitus.

Make a mixture of comfrey, cinnamon and chamomile in equal parts and allow it to boil for approximately one minute before allowing it to cool and straining it before adding honey for flavor and consuming at least three times per day.

Sunflower seeds may provide another natural remedy for tinnitus relief by providing antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits which help alleviate its symptoms. They also elevate brain health thereby improving memory and focus.

Tinnitus patients must also refrain from smoking and other substances known to exacerbate the condition. Smoking harms your ears by blocking off the eustachian tube that connects middle and back ear, leading to congestion of nasal passages and throat, potentially leading to tinnitus symptoms, while acting as a stimulant that makes matters worse.

3. Onion Juice

Onions contain sulfur, vitamins A, B and C, flavonoids (quercetin) and phytoncides which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which make them great for curing tinnitus. Onions can help improve blood circulation to the scalp and ears which is vital in preventing it. At home you can make onion juice by grating two onions before blending; store this juice in a glass bottle to use daily until your symptoms subside.

Mustard oil can also be an effective tinnitus treatment option, acting as an excellent rubefacient that can open blocked passages and eliminate excess fluid from ears. Furthermore, mustard oil contains antifungal and antibacterial properties which help fight infections which could be contributing to tinnitus symptoms; you can apply mustard oil with cotton ball to ears for maximum effectiveness – often recommended by doctors for those suffering from blocked passages or buildup of earwax buildup.

Mix equal proportions of basil leaves, garlic and glycerin into a paste-like substance that can be applied with cotton balls for about a week to the affected ear(s). You could also take drops of fresh basil extract in each affected ear to help alleviate tinnitus symptoms. As another option try taking ginkgo biloba tincture which increases blood flow to both ears and head reducing tinnitus symptoms – available both online and at health food stores.

4. Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been used to treat various medical ailments, and can be particularly effective for people suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition in which one hears ringing or buzzing noises in one or both ears that ranges from barely audible tones up to loud roaring noises; for those living with this condition it can be extremely annoying. Acupuncture may provide much-needed relief.

Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in alleviating tinnitus; however, more high-quality research needs to be conducted to confirm these results. Furugard et al7 conducted one such investigation treating 22 disabling cases with either manual acupuncture or physiotherapy and had them rate their loudness, annoyance and awareness on a visual analog scale (VAS). After treatment they completed Nottingham Health Profile (NHP); those receiving acupuncture reported significantly reduced levels compared with those who didn’t.

Traditional Chinese medicine associates tinnitus with the kidney-bladder network, which controls hearing and ears. It is thought to be caused by progressive kidney weakness due to overstrain, stress, poor diet and improper sleep; negative emotions like anger, frustration resentment hatred can all block liver energy leading to further symptoms like tinnitus. Acupuncture has proven its efficacy against anxiety and stress as a treatment option as well as helping ease physical pain associated with tinnitus as another potential trigger of tinnitus trigger.

Apart from acupuncture, other strategies should also be employed to manage your tinnitus effectively such as hearing aids and maskers. Also consult an audiologist before trying new home remedies; they can provide more information regarding different tinnitus management techniques as well as suggest the most suitable methods for your individual case.

5. Yoga

Yoga is a holistic mind and body exercise proven to reduce tinnitus symptoms. Practice of yoga helps increase blood flow to relieve pressure on ears while improving mood and sleep quality. Yoga sessions can be conducted solo or with others in a class setting – longer sessions should gradually be added on for maximum benefit.

There are various poses you can perform to alleviate tinnitus. One such pose is the downward facing dog pose, which will stretch your spine and ease any related ear problems. Fish or cobra pose can help stretch neck muscles and relieve tinnitus symptoms; triangle pose is another effective choice that will increase blood circulation while simultaneously relieving tension.

Home treatments for tinnitus at home include eliminating known triggers, engaging in self-care practices and using white noise machines or hearing aids to manage stress levels and anxiety – which all increase tinnitus volume. If these approaches don’t help enough, it may be worth seeking professional assistance from an audiologist with experience treating tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a persistent sound heard only by its sufferer and often caused by hearing loss. There are various treatments available, but none always provide long-term relief and some even cause side effects; often natural and social methods of stress control are preferred by tinnitus sufferers as these methods tend not to worsen symptoms as much.