If you have previously been diagnosed with tinnitus, you must remember to inform your doctor during your first visit. The number of medications known to exacerbate tinnitus is over 200, and that covers both over-the-counter drugs, as well as prescription products. By gently providing reminders to your physician about your affliction, you can prevent them from mistakenly prescribing a medicine known to have tinnitus as a side effect.
Use your music or television as a constant background noise to mask out the sounds that you are hearing. If you have other noises going on around you, you will not notice the tinnitus as much, and will be able to function well even when things are getting bad for you.
Visit a hearing specialist. Your primary doctor should be able to refer you to a doctor who specializes in the ear and hearing. This medical professional will give you more information about what is physically happening and how you might be able to treat the tinnitus. It might be as simple as removing wax buildup, for example.
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