What are treatments for tinnitus?
Tinnitus is treated by addressing any underlying conditions that could be causing the tinnitus. Often, once the underlying condition is treated, the tinnitus resolves itself. In some cases, tinnitus is not caused by another health condition, and patients may undergo therapy to slowly improve tinnitus.
Forms of tinnitus therapy include: Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), also known as tinnitus feedback retraining, is a technique used to attempt to train the auditory system to accept tinnitus noise as natural, rather than disruptive to the patient. This form of therapy can help patients cope with the noises they experience.
Sound therapy is a way to keep a patient from experiencing tinnitus as much, by using a more pleasant background noise either from speakers or
headphones. The noise should be chosen by the patient, and be pleasant for him/her, and can include ocean waves, music, or other low-level sounds.