I have no hearing left in left ear and about 10% left in right ear. Have suffered from permanent Tinnitus in both ears for as long as I care to remember. Can get pretty loud at times but have just got so used to it being present. It consists of many different humming and ringing sounds....if you listen hard enough sounds like some sort of bad orchestra going on up there
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There are many different things which you can do to assist with tinnitus. In most cases, tinnitus improves slowly over time by a process known as ‘habituation’. This is where you reach a state of mind where you no longer find your tinnitus bothersome and are no longer overly aware of it. Habituation is the main aim of tinnitus therapies.
There are different therapies available to help manage tinnitus and reduce the impact that it has on your life. With the right guidance, individuals should be able to find a therapy, or combination of therapies, that works for you. The following can help:
To find a therapy which is suitable for this individual, we would encourage them to contact their GP who can refer them to a Hearing Therapist who specialises in tinnitus and will be able to offer the best guidance and support.
For further information please see our tinnitus factsheets here.