dollars to several thousand dollars. Hearing aids are good for patients who have tinnitus in the 4kHz and lower range. Conversely, if the same test subject is told to focus only on the tinnitus, hewill report hearing the sound even when a test noises to exceed 70 decibels, making the tinnituslouder than a ringing phone. Some audiologists run specialist tinnitus clinics to help you manageyour tinnitus, and they fit hearing aids and/or therapeutic noise generators if needed. Some Kind of Therapy Top Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)Aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate a tinnitusperception. "Treatment of tinnitus in the elderly: a controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy".One of the most effective forms of therapy for tinnitus patients is what's called sound therapy."Auditive stimulation therapy as an intervention in subacute and chronic tinnitus: a prospectiveobservational study". Relaxation therapy can help greatly if learnt and practiced daily. TopCognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)Effective in alleviating distress and producing adaptation totinnitus. Relaxation training therapy teaches the person to learn to relax while experiencing tinnitussymptoms, thereby reducing the effect of that stress. In cases where self-help techniques are notsufficient, other management options include: Stress reduction Relaxation techniques including massage and acupunctureTreatment for depression and anxietySleeping aidHearing aids to improve underlying hearing lossFamily support Professional support groups such as the American Tinnitus Association TinnitusRetraining TherapyGingko biloba. The electronic ear used in the recording of Sound Therapy challenges the ear with constantlyalternating sounds of high and low tone. Note: not exactly unbiased indicate that 96% of tinnitussufferers who persevered with the listening felt they benefited from the therapy. Unfortunately, attempts to identify and treat the underlying disorder causing tinnitus are oftenunsuccessful. Although there is no cure, some causes of tinnitus are treatable. Worldwideresearch continues but the actual mechanisms, or processes of tinnitus are not yet fullyunderstood. Around 20% of people with tinnitus are less able to successfully ignore it and requirespecial help to break the vicious cycle of attending to it, being bothered by it, spending more timeattending to it, becoming more irritated by it, etc. However, most people who report having tinnitusare not suffering from it, meaning that their tinnitus does not affect their day-to-day living. Patients with severe untreatable psychiatric disorders, those who do not share a commonlanguage and those involved in litigation over their tinnitus are the only exceptions in our practice.However, the people who are debilitated by their tinnitus are often found to be suffering from amajor depressive disorder. Doctors estimate that up to 31% percent of the patients they see thatare suffering from severe tinnitus are zinc-deficient. Experiences of tinnitus are very common in allage groups, especially following exposure to loud noise. However, it is unusual for it to be a majorproblem.