Tinnitus Christmas Top Tips

For people suffering from tinnitus there is nothing you want more than to enjoy yourself over the holiday.

Here are some top tips to stop the bells ringing in your ears for the festive season.

Tinnitus is the constant sound of whistling or ceaseless ringing in the ears, from damage. There is no cure and the problem is on the increase.

It is estimated that over five million people in Britain suffer from tinnitus and many sufferers report that it has a negative effect on their personal relationships and working life.

For those of you who plan on hitting the nightlife this Christmas, good quality earplugs will protect your hearing. You will still be able to hear the music but the plugs will cut out the more dangerous noise levels. And many earplugs are discreet and un-noticeable, so no-one even has to know.

TOP TIPS

–          Invest in some re-usable ear plugs- it will save you money than disposable ones. Make sure you wash them though with soap and water to keep them in good condition and reduce risk of infection.

–          Put the earplugs in correctly: about a third of the way down your ear, if you gently pull upwards and outwards before you insert the earplug, it helps to straighten the ear canal as the earplug goes in.

–          Enough of the plug should overhang out of the ear so you can gently twist and remove it after use.
Earplugs do not totally protect you against hearing damage so remember to allow your ears to fully recover with time after the exposure of excessive noise.

Earplugs do not totally protect you against hearing damage so remember to allow your ears to fully recover with time after the exposure of excessive noise.

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