The fact that tinnitus is upsetting to many people in the world is indisputable. It is experienced as a ring, whoosh or hum and can disrupt sleep and waking life. The only way to go is to get some coping mechanisms to help you get through it. Here are some things to do.
- Meditation. This involves focusing your attention on one thing for a few minutes to the exclusion of all other things. This sounds simple and it is but to get good at it is no mean feat and can take some time. It cultivates calm and acceptance leading to a less stressful experience of tinnitus for the individual. It can also help to combat depression and anxiety which can develop as a result of the problem.
- Counselling. Talking to a counsellor experienced in tinnitus and how to make the best of the situation may really help you with learning to cope. They will help you by assisting you with the development of new behaviours to get you through.
- Masking. The best way to cover up the noise is to use a masking device like a white noise machine. This generates sound with a range of frequencies which has the ability to mask many noises. Some machines give you the option to change the frequency of the sound to tailor it to your tinnitus. This is the best way to mask it effectively.