Tinnitus affects countless people around the world and in order to figure out the treatment we need to look at the causes of Tinnitus. Thankfully there has been a ton of research and advancement when it comes to Tinnitus relief but first we need to start at the very beginning. In this particular article I will explore the causes of Tinnitus and what can be done fore each situation.
Ear Infections Could Be The Cause Of Tinnitus - When your ears begin to ring it is important to seek out medical help so the doctor can rule out infection and other serious health problems. If the doctor does find an infection he or she will prescribe a course of antibiotics that will hopefully clean up your ears and cure your Tinnitus. A secondary note is that with all antibiotics it needs to be taken for the entire time the medication or prescribed as the last thing that you want is an ear infection to come back stronger and making your Tinnitus symptoms permanent.
Loud Noises Main Tinnitus Cause - Chances are if you went to a loud concert last night and sat way too close to the speaker and now your ears are ringing it will go away on its own in a couple of days. However if your working days were spent around loud machinery there is a possibility that your Tinnitus was caused by microscopic nerve damage in your ears. For treatment in this case it is going to depend on the severity of the damage but thankfully there are still a number of Tinnitus treatments that will help at least lower the volume of the annoying ringing.
Tinnitus Can Be Caused By Meniere's Disease - Is a rare disorder that causes the person trouble with balance, vertigo and Tinnitus. Meniere's Disease is caused by an abnormal pressure increase in your ear which causes an increase of fluid buildup. In terms of treatment it will depend on what stage Meniere's disease was discovered in and will all disorders the earlier the better. For some people a simple solution is to greatly reduce the sodium that is in their diet which goes a long way. Unfortunately Meniere's Disease if not treated can lead to the permanent loss of hearing in one or both ears. Again another great reason to start your quest to stop your ears from ringing at the doctors office.
By figuring out the Tinnitus causes we can figure out what the best course of treatment to take and the good news is that there are a lot of effective treatments for Tinnitus out there. From the use of antibiotics to Tinnitus retraining therapy to the use of maskers and the new holistic approaches that are blowing traditional Tinnitus treatments out of the water. If you want to stop your ears from ringing and cure your Tinnitus help is just a step away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tinnitus cause and relief?
A few years back, when I was a teenager, I went to my doctor because I had a loud clicking sound in my ears every time I swallowed. He said it was from clogged eustachian tubes and had me stand over a running tea kettle every night for a while. That didn't do anything other than make me look silly, so I went back and he sent me to an ENT specialist, who prescribed Nasacort spray. I sprayed this up my nose for several months but it never helped at all so I stopped getting it and got used to the clicking. The doctors suggested it was from the shape of my eustachian tubes, not allowing proper drainage, and nothing could be done about it.
About a year ago, when I was 21, my ears began to have a low constant ring. Also when I get sick, they get sore. I went back to my doctor and he said it was the same problem I had a few years back... my lack of proper drainage. He just had me try the tea kettle thing again and prescribed me something, but the Rite-Aid pharmacist said that the stuff he prescribed was available in over-the-counter cough medicine and I should just buy that (which I was kind of skeptical of, does that sound right?), and told me to come back if it didn't work (I never did, I'm not really happy with him).
The ringing is still here, and it is especially intense now because I am sick. I don't notice it most of the time even though it is constant, but it is worse when I lie down, and makes it kind of hard for me to fall sleep at times.
What should I do about this? Is my doctor probably correct about the cause (he didn't really check me out, just looked at my record)? I'm also worried because I have the clicking and now the ringing, and I don't know what could happen next if anything.
Sorry to hear about your problem - I have something that is partly caused by a eustachian tube problem. My doctor is insistent that it's because of a broken nose - thing is I've never had a broken nose!
I've looked into it a bit more, because I have permanent white noise in my left ear. Sometimes it drives me mad, sometimes I don't notice it. I have found ways to reduce so that it's almost never there, (I've put a link below) although there isn't an actual cure.
Important thing to understand is that tinnitus itself isn't a condition, it's a symptom of something else. And the good news is it's very rarely anything serious. When you're sick, it probably will get worse - I use a spray called nanonex when mine gets worse, but I'm based in the UK so it's probably called something different.
Like I say, there are things you can do to reduce the noises. It sounds like your doctor is being much help.
Good luck, and I hope it improves.
What can be done about the ringing in my ears?
I've been told I have a mild for of tinnitus and nothing that I've tried with the doctor has provided any relief. Can anyone recommend any products that have worked for them?
I suffered with mild tinnitus for most of my life so I can honestly sympathize with your situation. I know how distracting it can be to have endure a constant ringing sound so I am thrilled to be able to recommend a product that truly worked wonders for me. The No More Tinnitus package is available from ( http://www.nomoretinnitus.info ). Their unique method treats the root cause of tinnitus. I was surprised to learn that this root cause is shared by 93.7% of sufferers and unless both sinus and anxiety issues are treated first, the nerves inside the inner ear will continue to send loud ringing signals, regardless of any surgery. Their 3, natural steps are specifically designed to fix the all the factors that bring about tinnitus and completely silence it in the process. I noticed remarkable relief within the first 2 days, and by the end of the week the ringing was gone, and has yet to come back! It's like a I got a new lease on life and I couldn't be happier. I really hope this works as well for you, feel free to message me if you have any more questions.
Can't sleep, nose blocked...?
Are these problems related or is something else causing these?
It first started with a slight headache, then my eyes and nose were affected.
My nose is blocked but i have NO symptoms of allergies or sinusitis, none. It's simply blocked and hard to breath out of. My eyes feel very drained and droopy.
A few months ago, i started having headaches in the back and top, it felt like a tension headaches and very tight. i was eventually sent to the Emergency room. Recently my ears have been ringing 24/7 (tinnitus). It seems to get worse at night. I'm also having symptoms of TMJ.
I went to a chiropractor and he said it's because of the knots on my shoulders and lack of exercise. The knots are caused because of bad computer posture (which i corrected... the table was too high) I noticed i have a HUGE knot on my shoulder, it's hard as a rock. I've been exercising more lately and massaging my shoulder and the headache seems to be getting much better but my "other" symptoms are still there.
Does anyone know why the domino effect? The doctor said something about one problem leading to another problem because my body is weak. He said my body will "borrow" strength from every part like my eyes,nose,ear,jaw, etc...
I also have trouble sleeping..... super insomnia. Even if my body is worn out, my mind just won't shut down. Can a sinus problem or allergy problem cause massive insomnia at all? Or is it more likely the tension headache/shoulders causing it?
Are these problems all related? Does that mean if i relief the headache, all these should go away!? Or are these problems actually caused by separate issues? Is there a link to this?
I've done blood tests, spinal tap, cat scans, MRI, x rays.... all came out negative
20 Year old male. I've been suffering from this for 4 years, I'm worried that this might not work because i've tried so many things and this is the last straw, I'm out of ideas. Seeing a doctor is not possible right now. I won't be able to have insurance for atleast 6 more months so i need some personal advice
Try getting rid of dairy products made from cow's milk, especially cutting down on cheese/cream, and change to goat or soya milk.
I suffered from similar problems from childhood. It was only when I ran a B&B that one of my guests (an opera singer) said he never drank anything other than goat's milk because it gave him catarrh, that I put together the cow's milk with the sinusitis/colds/catarrh, sore throats, headaches, sleeplessness, etc. The older I got, the worse the problems got. Colds lasted for months.
I have avoided most products made from cow's milk and used goat products instead, for many years now. It took about 2 months after giving up all products made from cow's milk before all the problems stopped, but now, I'm fine - I can even eat cheese and yoghurts made from cow's miilk occasionally; but if I have cow's milk to drink, then I know I will wake up in the night with a blocked nose and nightmares.
80% of Western Europeans (including US) have the enzyme which is necessary to digest cow's milk. 20% of us don't, and drinking cow's milk causes many and varied problems. Maybe you're one of those who don't have this enzyme?
NB: Ignore the Chiropractor - most of them are charlatans and some can even cause damage to healthy tissue/joints.