Tinnitus Treatment Options
Not all tinnitus requires treatment. Often, informational counseling and specific sound-enrichment practices can reduce the perception of tinnitus. If treatment is recommended, the specific options will be presented in depth.
Because tinnitus is associated with auditory dysfunction, often in the form of hearing loss, correcting the hearing loss often reduces the perception of the tinnitus. There is substantial research evidence on the benefits of correcting hearing, sometimes through hearing aid use or with combination hearing aids.
Sometimes, however, tinnitus requires a structured management protocol, such as tinnitus-retraining therapy (TRT), Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM), tinnitus activities treatment (TAT), or, for persistent bothersome tinnitus, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Each of these approaches has been proven to lessen tinnitus perception. There are a number of emerging tinnitus interventions as well, with varying levels of substantiated benefit.