What is Tinnitus and how can you live with it?

Tinnitus is defined according to Hear-it.org as "a ringing or buzzing in the ears and that does not disappear at any time". The person who suffers it has to live with it 24 hours a day because it gives no a minute to relax. At the moment, there is no scientifically proven treatment to cure it, but to follow a healthy lifestyle habits and an adequate habituation treatment through Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) help to coexist with Tinnitus. 

The exact number of people affected by Tinnitus is not known. Almost everyone has experienced it temporarily, for example, for a few hours after having attended a concert or at any other time when our ears have been exposed to noise. Depending on its intensity and duration, Tinnitus can cause anxiety and insomnia problems, so it is convenient to look for remedies to minimize these effects.

Of all the existing therapies to combat it, the one that is giving the most results is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), which has proven efficacy in 85% of cases. In fact, those affected recover the quality of life they had before in a period of between 9 and 18 months.

This therapy, developed by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff, focuses on habituation. This treatment has been applied for 25 years with the aim that the patient gets used to that sound until he stops being aware that he hears it. 

Healthy habits that help fight tinnitus

To the realization of this habituation therapy, we must also add a balanced diet and physical exercise and subtract coffee and tobacco. It is also important to avoid exposures to loud noise, either at work or free time, because they can get worse Tinnitus.

Sleeping with your head reclined in an elevated position, that is, using one or two extra pillows, is another good advice. In this way we avoid cervical congestion and can make tinnitus less noticeable.