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Drugs and Treatments for Tinnitus

Jun 29th 2015 at 12:29 AM

Removal of cerumen. Extraction of impacted cerumen can reduce the symptoms of tinnitus.

Treatment of a condition of the blood vessels. Underlying vascular conditions may require medications, surgery or other treatment to solve the problem.

Change your medication. If a medication is taken it seems to be the cause of your tinnitus, your doctor may recommend stopping or reducing medications or switch to a different drug.

Noise Suppression

In some cases the white noise can help suppress the sound to make it less annoying. Your doctor may suggest the use of an electronic device to suppress the noise. The devices include:

White noise machines. These devices, which produces sounds environmental such as they simulated rain or the waves of the ocean, are often an effective treatment for tinnitus. You may want to try a pillow speaker white noise machine to help him sleep. Fans, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air conditioning in the bedroom, can also help to cover the internal noise in the night.

Hearing aids. These can be especially useful if you have hearing loss and tinnitus.
Masking devices. Worn in ear and similar hearing aids, these devices produce a continuous white noise, low level that suppress the symptoms of tinnitus.

Tinnitus retraining. A portable device provides programmed music individually mask tonal frequencies of specific tinnitus that you are experiencing. Over time, this technique can be used for tinnitus, thus helping you focus not on all the often of a component of the tinnitus retraining advice.


Medicines can cure tinnitus, but in some cases it can help reduce the severity of symptoms or complications. Possible medications include:

Tricyclics such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline, have been used successfully. However, these medications are generally used for only severe tinnitus because it can cause unpleasant side effects, including dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, heart problems.

Alprazolam (Niravam, Xanax) may help reduce the symptoms of tinnitus, but side effects can include drowsiness and nausea. She also can become habit.

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