Causes Of Tinnitus, Symptoms & Treatment
What Is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a common problem that gives the sufferer the perception of noise or ringing in the ears, when in fact, there is non. The causes of tinnitus are well known and it affects about 15 to 20 percent of the populous.
Tinnitus is not a condition in itself, more over, it is a symptom of a much deeper underlying condition, such as; age-related hearing loss, ear injury or maybe even a circulatory system disorder.
Although tinnitus can be very annoying for many, it isn’t usually a sign of anything serious. It can worsen with age, but in general, tinnitus can and does improve with treatment.
Symptoms Of Tinnitus
As stated earlier, tinnitus gives the sufferer the perception of noise or ringing in the ears, when in fact, there is non. The symptoms of tinnitus might include any of the following ‘phantom’ noises that sufferers commonly state they hear in their ears:
These phantom noises vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal. It might happen in one ear or both. For some, the sound can be so loud that it interferes with their ability to concentrate or hear external sound. Tinnitus is a condition that can be present all of the time, or it may simply come and go.
Tinnitus manifests in two types:
- Subjective tinnitus – This is when only you can hear the ‘phantom’ noises and sounds. This is the most common type of tinnitus.
- Objective tinnitus – This form of tinnitus is when your doctor can hear the noises and sounds when he or she does an examination on you. This is a very rare condition.
Common Causes Of Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be caused or worsened by a number of health conditions. In many cases, however, the exact cause is often never found.
A common cause of tinnitus is when there is damage to the inner ear hair cell. Delicate and tiny hairs in your inner ear move in relation to the pressure of sound waves.
An electrical signal is then released through an auditory nerve from your ear to your brain, interpreting the signal as sound.
If the hairs inside your inner ear are damaged by bending or are broken, they can begin to ‘leak’ random electrical impulses to your brain, causing the perception of sound, tinnitus.
Other causes of tinnitus will include; other ear problems, chronic health conditions, injuries or conditions that affect the nerves in your ear.
Further Causes Of Tinnitus
For many, tinnitus is commonly caused by one of these conditions:
- Age-related hearing loss – Hearing for many people worsens with age. It usually begins around the age of 60. The effect of hearing loss can cause tinnitus, often referred to medically as, presbycusis.
- Exposure to loud noise – Tinnitus caused by short-term exposure, such as a loud night club environment or concert, usually goes away, but long term exposure can cause permanent damage. Loud noises, from heavy equipment and firearms, are common sources of noise-related hearing loss as too are portable music devices or any device where you wear headphones.
- Earwax blockage – Earwax, it may surprise you is extremely useful. It protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. When too much earwax accumulates however, it can cause hearing loss or irritation, which can lead to tinnitus.
- Ear bone changes. Stiffening of the bones in your middle ear (otosclerosis) may affect your hearing and cause tinnitus.
Secondary causes of tinnitus
Some causes of tinnitus are less common, these would include:
- Head injuries or neck injuries
- Meniere’s disease
- Acoustic neuroma
- TMJ disorders
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Muscle spasms in the inner ear
Medicinal Causes Of Tinnitus
There are a number of medications that can contribute to the oncoming of tinnitus, or worsen a condition a sufferer may already have.
When these drugs are stopped from being taken, often the ‘phantom’ noises go away. Medications that are known to cause or worsen tinnitus include:
- Cancer medications – Methotrexate (Trexall) and Cisplatin
- Antibiotics – Polymyxin B, Erythromycin, Vancomycin (Vancocin HCL, Firvanq) and Neomycin
- Water pills (diuretics) – Bumetanide (Bumex), Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) or Furosemide (Lasix)
- Certain antidepressants which may worsen tinnitus
- Quinine medications – Used most notably for fighting Malaria
- Aspirin – If taken in unusually high doses (12 or more a day)
In addition, nicotine from smoking and caffeine can also cause tinnitus, as can some herbal supplements.
Tinnitus is often the result of something that cannot be prevented. That said, there are precautions you can take to prevent certain kinds of tinnitus.
- Use hearing protection – It seems obvious but until recently, people often refused to wear hearing protection at work when in a loud noise environment, such as; When using loud equipment and machinery. You should always wear over-the-ear hearing protection.
- Turn down the volume – Long-term exposure to amplified music (night clubs, bars and concerts) or listening to music at very high volume through headphones will eventually cause hearing loss and tinnitus.
Standard Tinnitus Treatments
If your tinnitus is due to a health condition, you will probably be able to take steps that could reduce the noise:
- Earwax removal – Tinnitus symptoms can be reduced by the removing of earwax.
- Changing your medication – If your tinnitus appears to be medically induced from the drugs you are taking, your doctor may recommend stopping or reducing the drug dosage, or switching to a different medication altogether.
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A hand-held homeopathic spray is used to deliver the powerful all-natural ingredients that are absorbed quickly through the mucosal lining in your mouth.
The dietary supplement that is included in your Tinnitus Control pack supports the overall health of your ears and the homeopathic spray helps reduce the symptoms of your tinnitus.
The ingredients within Tinnitus Control have long been used by homeopathic practitioners to treat symptoms associated with Tinnitus.
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How To Use Tinnitus Control
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- Two capsules of the dietary supplement should be taken twice daily.
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