Tinnitus usually isn’t a sign of something serious. It can be cured by tinnitus treatment. Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing sound in the ears, not related to any psychiatric condition. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. The noise can be heard anywhere in the head or in one or both ears. Nobody else but patient can hear the noise because it does not come from any external source. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with tinnitus treatment.
What are the causes and risk factors of tinnitus?
The possible causes and risk factors of tinnitus are:
- Men are more likely prone to tinnitus.
- Smokers have a higher risk.
- Age-related hearing loss damage or loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear is the cause of tinnitus.
- Exposure to loud noises, such as those from heavy equipment, portable music devices is also the most common cause of tinnitus.
- Earwax blockage causes hearing loss or irritation of the eardrum.
- Stiffening of the bones in the middle ear
- Tinnitus may be early indicator of Meniere’s disease.
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Head injuries or neck injuries can cause tinnitus in only one ear.
- Acoustic neuroma a benign tumor can causes tinnitus in only one ear.
- In rare cases Cardiovascular diseases like Atherosclerosis, High blood pressure
- Some Medications also cause or worsen tinnitus like Antibiotics,Cancer medications, Diuretics, Quinine medications, certain antidepressants, Aspirin, Ibuprofen etc.
What are symptoms of tinnitus?
- Tinnitus is a non-auditory, internal sound in one or both ears, and either a low- or high-pitch squeal.
- The sound can be intermittent or continuous and in some cases, it can be so loud that interfere with the ability to hear actual sound.
- The sounds of tinnitus can be described as whistling, chirping, clicking, thumping, screeching, hissing, static, roaring, buzzing, pulsating, whooshing, or musical. The sound is most noticeable at night or during periods of quiet.
- Due to ringing in the ears, many people face psychological problems like anxiety, depression, irritability, fatigue, insomnia or even thoughts of suicide.
There are two types of tinnitus.
Subjective tinnitus is the most common type of tinnitus and can be hear only by the patient. It is caused by ear problems in outer, middle or inner ear or problems with the hearing (auditory) nerves.
Objective tinnitus is a rare type of tinnitus and can be hear by the doctor during an examination. It may be caused by a blood vessel problem, a middle ear bone condition or muscle contractions.
How to diagnose Tinnitus?
Tinnitus may be diagnosed by:
- Hearing examination in a soundproof room wearing earphones through which will be played specific sounds into one ear at a time, can help to rule out the possible causes of tinnitus.
- Depending on the suspected cause of tinnitus, patient may need imaging tests such as CT or MRI scans.
The sounds which patient hear can help to identify a possible underlying cause –
- Clicking sound due tomuscle contractions in and around the ear
- Rushing or humming sound is usually vascular in origin.
- Heartbeat sound hears in blood vessel problems, such as high blood pressure, an aneurysm or a tumor.
- Low-pitched ringing due to Meniere’s disease
- High-pitched ringing ear or buzzing sound in ear due to exposure of a very loud noise or a blow to the ear.
- Stiff inner ear bones can cause low-pitched tinnitus.
- Other sounds. Earwax, foreign bodies or hairs in the ear canal can rub against the eardrum, causing a variety of sounds.
How to cure the Tinnitus?
Treating any underlying cause of the tinnitus is the first step in tinnitus treatment.
– Sound therapy Low-level background music, white noise, or specialized ear tinnitus maskers can be very effective but it gives temporary relief in tinnitus treatment.
– Earwax removal can help in tinnitus treatment.
– White noise machines produce simulated environmental sounds such as falling rain or ocean waves, are often an effective but temporary for tinnitus treatment.
- Hearing aids can be helpful in tinnitus treatment.
Are lifestyle changes can be helpful in tinnitus?
Although healthy lifestyle will not give complete tinnitus treatment, but can limit the intensity and patient feel good by following-
- Eat a healthy, whole-foods diet low in added salt, sugar and saturated fats and increase the amounts of fruit and vegetables in the diet.
- Proper sleep
- Avoid smoking, Coffee, alcohol and nicotine.
- Avoid stress
- Avoid heavy noises places
- Avoid salty foods
- Don’t try to clean out earwax with the sharp instruments.
What are the complications of Tinnitus?
Tinnitus may cause:
- Lack of concentration
- Weak or lack of memory
- Anxiety and irritability
How Homeopathy is helpful in Tinnitus treatment?
Homeopathic treatment for tinnitus cure is very effective. Different patients of tinnitus hear different type of sounds, different frequency and for different time duration. Homeopathic treatment is based on the principle of individualization and constitution, that’s by tinnitus treatment in Homeopathy, is the best choice. There is a wide range of Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus treatment for all kinds of tinnitus. The character of noise and related causes are taken into consideration. A well selected Homeopathic medicine has the potential to provide considerable relief and tinnitus treatment.
Homeopathic medicines for Tinnitus treatment-
Tinnitus may be experienced alone or with vertigo. The person may have hearing problems or cracking and pulsating sensations in the ears. Patient is usually chilly, easily fatigued, crave sweets.
A humming, roaring and hissing sound in the ears, along with impairment of hearing sounds may also seem to echo in the ears.
Ringing sound in the ears occurs during flu or other conditions involving vertigo and nausea and worse in the evening and at night. The person may feel cold and faint, but has a craving for fresh and moving air.
Patient is weak, and nervous with sensitivity to noise and tinnitus. It is often indicated after the loss of vital fluids through vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, and blood loss.
Patient is very sensitive to noise, along with tinnitus. Patient is usually energetic, nervous, and talkative, but become depressed or fearful when not feeling well.