The Most Common Myths About Tinnitus

September 18, 2019    Ask the Audiologist, Audiology, Health and Hearing loss, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tips, Tinnitus

The Most Common Myths About Tinnitus

MYTH: There is nothing I can do about my tinnitus.

FACT: Many people complain to health care professionals about ringing or buzz-ing in their ears and are told that there is little they can do about it. “Tinnitus is just something you will have to deal with,” they say. “Try to ignore it.” But the fact is that there is a LOT you can do to lessen the effects of tinnitus.

MYTH: Tinnitus is temporary. It will go away soon.

FACT: Tinnitus can be temporary or long-lasting. It can last for seconds or for years. Regardless, it can be treated based on the affect or annoyance level it has on the person’s life.

MYTH: There are pills that will provide a tinnitus cure.

FACT: Some companies will try to point you to pills that provide a miraculous tin-nitus cure. While much research has been done around the effects of medications and vitamin supplements on tinnitus, there is currently no proven tinnitus cure in the form of a pill. Tinnitus masking devices, sound therapy, and counseling have been proven to decrease the negative effects of tinnitus.

MYTH: Hearing aids do not help tinnitus and may make it worse.

FACT: Hearing aids are one of the most effective ways to reduce the annoyance of tinnitus.

At Tustin Hearing Center, our goal is to help people with tinnitus gain control over their lives by removing the hold that tinnitus has on them.  We strive to help them get back into enjoying quietly reading a book, working on the computer, or talking with a loved one without the distraction and annoyance of tinnitus.  We do this through compassion, skill, and expert care. To schedule an appointment with one of our Doctors of Audiology, call us at (714) 731-6549. We look forward to seeing you!