Learn More About Hyperacusis Treatment
Medication/drugs, therapy, ear devices, and surgery are the usual ways to acquire hyperacusis treatment. This article will discuss about each of these methods in detail so continue reading this article.
Hyperacusis Treatment through Medications:
In some occasions, intake of medications can help lessen the hyperacusis symptoms. Nonetheless, it's not always advisable to take medications because of the unimpressive results and adverse side effects they are associated with. Anyhow, medications for anxiety and depression are often help patients deal with the psychological fallout of this condition. If you still opt to treat your hyperacusis with medications, you may choose from any of the following:
a Low doses of lorazepam or klonazepam
a antidepressants particularly those from SSRI family
a tricyclics, beta-blockers, verapamil, topiramate, and other anti-migraine drugs
a oxcarbazapine and other anti-seizure drugs
It is really helpful to take antidepressants and anti-anxiety as these are formulated to reduce anxiety, depression, or obsessive thinking due to the symptoms of hyperacusis. Migraine can also be a result of hyperacusis; thus, it helps to take some anti-migraine drugs. Anti-seizure medications on the other hand help deal with the irritable neural pathways while the brainstem hyperacusis responses can be dealt with Baclofen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any beta blockers that don't worsen tinnitus?
make an appointment to discuss this with your doctor.
Does anyone know alternative remedies for tinnitus?
Having had help for hiatus hernia and atrial fibrillation from these pages I now have another condition to deal with - I can't believe that this is all happening to me this year.
Ttwo weks ago my right ear became completely blocked so that I couldn't hear anything in it. My doctor said that the wax was solid and told me to use Otex until I came back from holiday and he would syringe it. The Otex gave me ringing in that ear . My ear has now been syringed (it was still completely blocked) but the ringing persists only much quieter. Although he said it must be tinnitus I think there is still some wax deep down in the ear but he says it is all out. Why did the tinnitus come on by using Otex? I would like to try alternative remedies but as I am on Warfarin and beta blockers there is not much I can have.
Any ideas, please, as the ringing is driving me mad.
As homeopathy is specific to every person, below is a sample of the many prescribed remedies.
Take one of the following 6C remedies three times daily for up to two weeks (or as prescribed) to control tinnitus.
If you have a roaring sound in your ears accompanied by giddiness and deafness or some hearing loss, try Salicylic acidum.
If you have roaring with a tingling sensation and your ears feel clogged up, he recommends Carbonium sulphuratum.
If the noise is a buzzing or hissing sound, Chininum sulphuricum.
If the noise is a ringing sound with no other symptoms, Kali iodatum.
In the case of infection, take 3X of Hydrastis, every four to six hours.
When hypertension, depression, or piercing pain is involved, take 3X - 30X of Aurum.
Calcarea carbonica: When this remedy is indicated, tinnitus may be experienced alone or with vertigo. You may have hearing problems, or cracking and pulsing sensations in the ears. Those who need this remedy are usually chilly, easily fatigued, crave sweets, and feel overwhelmed and anxious when unwell.
Carbo vegetabilis: Useful if ringing in the ears occurs during flu or other conditions involving vertigo and nausea. The symptoms may be worst in the evening and at night. You may feel cold and faint. You may have a craving for fresh and moving air.
China (also called Cinchona officinalis): Helpful if you feel touchy, weak, and nervous with sensitivity to noise and tinnitus. This remedy is often given after fluids have been lost through vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, and surgery or other conditions involving blood loss.
Chininum sulphuricum: Buzzing, ringing, and roaring sounds that are loud enough to impair the person's hearing suggest a need for this remedy. A tendency toward chills and vertigo, during which the tinnitus is often worse is another indication for this remedy.
Cimicifuga: This remedy is useful for people who are very sensitive to noise, along with tinnitus, and often have pain and muscle tension in the neck and back. They are usually energetic, nervous, and talkative, but become depressed or fearful when not feeling well. Other indications for this remedy are: headaches and problems during menstrual periods.
Coffea cruda: This remedy is indicated for an excitable, nervous person with tinnitus accompanied by extremely sensitive hearing and a buzzing feeling in the back of the head. They often have insomnia from mental overstimulation.
Graphites: Beneficial to a person who has tinnitus with associated deafness. Hissing and clicking sounds are often heard in the ears (or even louder sounds like gunshots). The person may also have a tendency toward constipation, poor concentration, and cracking skin eruptions.
Kali carbonicum: Useful for tinnitus with ringing or roaring, accompanied by cracking noises and itching in the ears. Vertigo is another indication. Persons who benefit most from this remedy are often quite conservative, with a rigid code of ethics. They tend to feel anxiety in the region of the stomach.
Lycopodium: This remedy is often prescribed when you have a humming and roaring in the ears, along with impairment of hearing. Sounds seem to echo in the ears. You have a tendency toward ear infections with discharge, as well as chronic digestive problems or urinary tract complaints.
Natrum salicylicum: Beneficial if ringing in the ears is like a low, dull hum. Loss of hearing related to bone conduction, as well as nerve interference and vertigo, may be involved. This is a useful remedy when tinnitus and tiredness occur after influenza or along with Meniere's disease.
Salicylicum acidum: This remedy is often indicated for tinnitus with very loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. Flu and Meniere's disease are other indications. This may also be helpful if tinnitus has been caused by too much aspirin.
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