Tinnitus is commonly described as the ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears that may be constant or come and go, often associated with hearing loss.
Ringing in ears can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include exposure to loud sounds, whiplash, head injuries, too much ear wax or medication side effects.
A person with tinnitus often hears “ringing in the ears,” but they may also hear hissing, clicking, or whistling sounds. It can be temporary, or it can be chronic.
Tinnitus is not a condition, it is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as a nervous system disorder, hearing loss, or an ear injury.
Home tinnitus treatments to try for ringing in the ears
1. Meditate regularly
Over time, the symptoms of tinnitus can cause and anxiety and incorporating regular meditation or sessions can help to keep stress to a minimum.
Stress is known to make tinnitus symptoms worse and while relaxation techniques or meditation aren’t cures, they can provide stress relief which in turn can improve your quality of life.
Again, stress-busting techniques such as yoga can help you to quieten a racing mind. A constant ringing in the ears can affect concentration and honing in on particular yoga postures can increase your focus and allow relief from racing thoughts.
3. Make a playlist
Music is known for its soothing properties and creating a playlist with relaxing tracks on it can help you to unwind and distract you from the ringing in your ears.
4. Remove built up ear wax
Tinnitus symptoms are often caused by a buildup of ear wax and if this is the cause of your issue, preventing the buildup of wax can provide natural, at home relief.
Use 1 or 2 drops of olive oil once or twice a week to prevent wax build-up and keep it moving naturally out of the ear. NEVER insert cotton buds, pens, knitting needles or other objects in the ear to try and remove ear wax.