Doctors at NYU Langone understand that tinnitus can be a persistent annoyance and may affect how you participate in the activities of everyday life. Our experts are here to help you manage tinnitus, now and for the long term.
If you pursue treatment using a retraining device or a hearing aid, your audiologist works closely with you to ensure that it’s calibrated to manage your symptoms most effectively. If the quality of the tinnitus changes during treatment, your audiologist can adjust the device accordingly.
Stress can contribute to tinnitus, just as tinnitus can elevate levels of stress. NYU Langone’s Integrative Health Services, including acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, and massage therapy, are designed to help your body and mind release tension and relax.
Increased relaxation often leads to decreased stress, anxiety, or depression, which in turn may help you sleep. The reverse is often true, too: Deep, restorative sleep may reduce levels of stress, anxiety, or depression.
Some people find it helpful to talk about the effects tinnitus has on their everyday lives, including their ability to concentrate, relax, work, and interact socially. NYU Langone psychotherapists can listen as well as offer advice on how to manage your emotional response to tinnitus. If you think therapy may help you, your doctor can refer you to an NYU Langone provider.
NYU Langone doctors and researchers are continually investigating methods to improve the diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus. The causes of tinnitus can be very complex, and research may provide new information that leads to innovative treatments.
For example, NYU Langone scientists are studying ways that a new technology called magnetoencephalography, or MEG, can help doctors better understand the role of the brain in tinnitus. MEG measures the faint magnetic fields that emanate from the head as a result of brain activity.
Your audiologist can provide more information about the possibility of participating in research studies.
Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.