Tinnitus or Hearing Loss Can Occur - Otoxic Medications

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Tinnitus or Hearing Loss Can Occur

The treatment of tinnitus depends on its cause. People whose tinnitus is a side effect of a medication will improve when the medication is stopped or the dosage is decreased. Removing a wax blockage may improve ringing in the ear. When tinnitus is caused by Meniere's disease, the tinnitus usually remains even when the disease is treated.

Many medications have been tried to treat tinnitus. Some people respond to antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications. Other therapies that may be considered are:

Biofeedback, a form of therapy that teaches you to control bodily functions such as heart rate, breathing and perspiration

A tinnitus masker, which is an instrument worn like a hearing aid that makes a sound that cancels out the sound of the tinnitus

Tinnitus training therapy, small devices that generate "white noise" are worn behind or inside the ear canal to help the person learn to ignore the tinnitus

The treatment of tinnitus depends on its cause. People whose tinnitus is a side effect of a medication will improve when the medication is stopped or the dosage is decreased. Removing a wax blockage may improve ringing in the ear. When tinnitus is caused by Meniere's disease, the tinnitus usually remains even when the disease is treated.

Many medications have been tried to treat tinnitus. Some people respond to antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications. Other therapies that may be considered are:

Biofeedback, a form of therapy that teaches you to control bodily functions such as heart rate, breathing and perspiration

A tinnitus masker, which is an instrument worn like a hearing aid that makes a sound that cancels out the sound of the tinnitus

Tinnitus training therapy, small devices that generate "white noise" are worn behind or inside the ear canal to help the person learn to ignore the tinnitus