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What do I need to know about caring for someone with tinnitus?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you are caring for someone with tinnitus, you need to understand how the disorder might be affecting that person. People with tinnitus can become easily frustrated because of the constant ringing, buzzing, or other noises they hear in their ears. Help that person find a method of dealing with this noise that works for them. If the person you are caring for is suffering from extreme stress due to the disorder, point that person in the direction of some of the many resources that exist for sufferers of tinnitus. For instance, a support group or therapist can help sufferers of this disorder learn to cope.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.