What in the world is tinnitus anyway?

Discover What is Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? If you or someone you know suffers from constant ringing or clicking in the ears then it is likely you have a condition known as tinnitus. Surprisingly, this is a condition that afflicts 20% of the population. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying problem and once you understand the cause of the condition then you will better understand how to cure tinnitus.


Is Tinnitus Serious?

The condition is not in any way life-threatening and for that reason it is not considered to be serious. Even so, some who have this condition find it extremely troublesome. Typically tinnitus will worsen as the person ages but there are things that can be done to improve the condition.

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Tinnitus causes the individual to hear sounds in their ears when there is no external sound present. Each person can have a somewhat different experience and among these include a roaring sound, constant buzzing, clicking, hissing, and ringing. These sounds can be low or they can be very loud depending on the individual. The sounds may occur in only one ear or they may occur simultaneously in both ears.

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One of the biggest issues with this condition is that it is annoying and can lead to feelings of depression, anger, and in some cases, the individual loses their ability to concentrate. When someone has the sounds in their ears all day it can lead to a disruption in their normal routines. For this reason, it is important that anyone who is experiencing these types of symptoms should find ways to alleviate it.

Two Types Of Tinnitus

1. Objective Tinnitus

This is the rarest of the 2 types and it is something that not only you can hear but your doctor can hear when they examine you. This is usually caused by a bone in the middle part of the ear or by a problem with a blood vessel.

2. Subjective Tinnitus

This is by far the most common type of this condition. It represents a noise that only you can hear. There are a variety of causes of this condition and it can be related to the inner part of the ear as well as the middle and the outer part of the ear.

The first and best way to cure tinnitus is by preventing it in the first place. A person can do this by using ear protection when they’re around loud noises and by turning down the volume of things like TVs and radios that can over time lead to this condition. It’s also important that you take care of your cardiovascular health through exercise which will help keep your blood vessels healthy.

Once you have the condition some of the things you can do in order to improve it is to go to your doctor and have your ears cleaned of earwax. If a damaged blood vessel is causing the problem there are treatments that can help remedy the condition. If it’s a problem at night when you’re trying to sleep you can turn on the fan or low volume music to mask the sounds. You will need to manage your stress and to reduce alcohol consumption.

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