The most effective treatments are focused on 2 areas; 1) reducing your response to the tinnitus, and, 2) interfering with your perception of the tinnitus.
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is often caused and usually worsened by stress. Most tinnitus sufferers report worse symptoms when physically tired, over-worked, emotionally spent, or mentally frustrated. This type of stress creates a physical reaction inside the inner ear or brain that can push the tinnitus into overdrive. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy uses a combination of sound exercises and desensitization training to reduce and ultimately eliminate your response to tinnitus. As your physical and emotional response is lowered the tinnitus is naturally quieted.
The second treatment option is facilitated by use of a device meant to interrupt your awareness of the tinnitus. By exposing your ears to specific sounds and music that is attuned to your particular tinnitus frequencies, your awareness of and reaction to the tinnitus is lessened over a period of months. This therapy has shown to be effective in 70-85% of cases.
There is no Magic Treatment. Achieving relief from ringing in the ears is a process that often involves a combination of strategies to find the right solution for you.