Tinnitus originates from the Latin word tinnier, or "to ring", to properly pronounce, refer: [ti-nahy-tuhs, tin-i-]. Tinnitus is an auditory hallucination, a noise abnormality that originates in the ear. This is not a disease but a symptom. Tinnitus cannot be genetically inherited unless a very rare disposition known as neurofibromatosis is omitted. The most common types of tinnitus are undergoing noise frequencies such as high pitched hissing (whistling, ringing or high pitched ringing) and roaring (low-pitched hissing). Other cases qualify, providing the individual is witnessing noises such as chirping, people talking, screeching, and even the sound of music.
How to do I seek treatment for my tinnitus?
Seeking treatment for individual situations varies, dependent on whether the patient is dealing with subjective or objective tinnitus. Visiting a neurologist or otologist whose expertise is in the area of ear diseases would be suggested. Based on the biopsies done by a neurologist or otologist, your tinnitus can then be properly classified into a category.
Are there remedies for Tinnitus?
CAN I MANAGE MY TINNITUS?
Remedies For Tinnitus
Healthy diet and body control:
Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to proper recovery, consumption of raw fruits and vegetables helps the body recover from inflammation, the sugars your body digests from fruits and vegetables will help stimulate the brain, auditory and nervous systems allowing a healthier blood flow to the head area. Receiving necessary vitamins and minerals are also a great way to make sure your body is receiving its necessary supplements. Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E are excellent compounds for fighting tinnitus and can be picked up at your local store. Minerals like Zinc, Magnesium, and Chlorine are a little bit more pricey but serve your body's immune system. It is very important that you make sure to watch your blood pressure, high blood pressure causes irritation and can set off tinnitus furthermore.
What foods can help suppress irritation and inflammation?
- Dry Fruits
- Pineapple (fresh)
- Vegetables Sea Vegetables
What Herbs help suppress tinnitus?
There are several herbs that can help you with your tinnitus but not all devise. Ginkgo Biloba is said to suppress tinnitus but there is little evidence of this. Although this herb has shown no negative affects in worsening tinnitus. Other herbs that are favored and proven to be more effective would be sesame seed. Chinese herbalists have used sesame to cure tinnitus for century and it is a great substitutes for Ginkgo Biloba. Mistletoe tea is another great herb that helps enhance blood circulation, in order to make this tea you mix three cups of water with three tbsp of the mistletoe herb, then let sit over night, drain in the morning, warm, and drink unsweetened. This is another good way to lower your blood pressure. Fenugreek Seed Tea is another great herb, this can eliminate the occurrence of ear noises, if taken on a regular basis. Castor Oil and Onion Oil are useful herbal ear drop solutions, take Castor oil as ear drops in groups of two or three. Onion Juice can easily be obtained by peeling an onion and straining for juice. Putting onion juice in the ears every other day is a great way to eliminate the symptoms of tinnitus. To prevent leaking when applying drops put cotton balls in the ears. Herbal extracts such as Plantain and Passion Flower are reputable as well. Passion Flower helps control your neurotransmitters and circulation, where Plantain serves as a great anti inflammatory plant, keeping the ears healthy.
Do I need Psychological help?
Putting in some hours with a therapist can be very beneficial, and in many situations essential to mental success even after tinnitus is gone. Dealing with anxiety and depression can be very difficult, learning how to ignore the problem correctly instead of indulge in it may be your best solution. I suggest getting a psychiatrist or psychologist whose expertise is with clients who suffer from tinnitus. Gaining mental control can build up tolerance to tinnitus as well as benefit you when dealing with other problems as well. Practicing yoga, deep breathing, and biofeedback offer you personal cures as well. Relaxing the body and mind can help you cope with pain or noise.
What about Masking the Sound?
Masking the noise that is in your head can provide you with a solution when trying to sleep, or rid heavy waves of noise being produced. Since it appears tinnitus gets louder when in a silent room, leaving on radio static can allow proper sleep. Getting a recording of waterfalls, a shower, or ocean surf can also help suppressing irritation when getting through your day. If purchasing a fitted tinnitus masker seems like a good idea, audiologists sell them, unfortunately masking does not serve any significant improvement to curing tinnitus.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an herb or an OTC drug of some sort to help with ringing in the ears???
I experience ringing in the ears. Sometimes it is very debilitating. Do you know of anything I can do to help stop it?
You need to check with your doctor or health expert. There are conditions known as tinnitus and also meuniere's disease which need professional treatment.
Anyway to reduce the ringing of tinnitus?
Ok, just a quick summary of my experience with tinnitus:
When I was 13 years old I got a MP3 player and blasted it on full volume every morning to school and after a couple years of that I got really loud ringing in my ears, kept me from sleep. I stopped using head phones period for 3 years and it started to kind of go away. Then, one weekend when I was 15 years old I went to a couple loud concerts and was a around a wood chipper... It came back and I still have it at age 16. When its moderately quiet any where, I hear ringing, which nearly drives me litterly insane.
Is there anything I can do to reduce the noise of the ringing? I've heard theres no cure for it yet... Diet? Herbs? anything I will be willing to try.
part of my story, criticize please?
The fresh smell of herbs blew around the soft wind caressing my skin, I lay in the tall soft grass, waiting. I clutched the small package to my chest my heart thrumming like a birds. He was coming, I just had to wait. Thin wispy clouds floated around in the sky a few stars dotting the velvet purple blanket.
I smiled to myself thinking of the first time Ezra took me stargazing. It was the most beautiful thing in the world. No words could describe it. And the time I showed him my art the picture I drew of him, was perfect.
A small sigh escaped my lips as a strong wind blew swirling around me and up into the sky blowing the wisps of clouds away showing me a full moon. Footsteps sounded nearby and I stood up my eyes darting around nostrils flaring, body tensed.
Someone was coming.
A tall dark shadow stepped out from the trees I automatically took two steps back finger digging into the box. No not tonight please . . . but my pleas were useless nothing could stop what was coming. My mind was so wrapped around Ezra that I didn’t think straight. Elaine was right,
“This love could only end in sorrow.”
I gasped at the sound of the all too familiar voice and wished with all my heart that it wouldn’t end like this but wishes only go so far. Ezra stood a foot from me his soft hair blowing in the wind a smile on his face teeth showing, his eyes glinted sharp his pupils so small a single dot in a pool of amber gold.
I didn’t like that smile it wasn’t his smile not the smile I learned to love so much.
It was the smile of a predator.
“Rosemary.” He breathed his voice too sweet and somehow feral a hard edge to it. I stared at him body tensed to run, run or fight.
“Yes.” I answered my voice hard and steady not at all how I felt inside. My body was screaming at me to run to hide anything but stand there, I couldn’t, I couldn’t leave him I promised.
“Oh rosemary so naïve, you couldn’t just wrap your small mind around the facts could you?”
I stood straighter chin high “No your right I couldn’t.”
He chuckled a cold emotionless sound “Ah, that’s my girl, always acting so strong aren’t you?”
My eyes narrowed tears brimming “Yes and I am strong.”
He raised an eyebrow, smile in place “Strong enough to fight me?”
My legs wobbled I willed them to stay straight keeping my face a blank mask the last word came out cracked
“How long did you think our love would last? An eternity? Forever?” He sighed “Sweet sweet rosemary.”
I waited for the next words to come, waited for him to stop talking. Just get this over with. “Answer this question for me. How much do you love me? Enough to kill me? Enough to die for me? How much rosemary? How much . . . do you love me?”
Tears silently rolled down my cheeks as I answered the one question that would end it all, the final words that would leave my lips. I said them with a smile
“So much Ezra, I love you so much my heart can barely stand it.”
“Good girl.” A howl ripped through the night sending shock waves as a large tearing sound ripped, howls of pain broke through my heart ringing in my ears, standing in front of me was no longer Ezra, standing in front of me was a large wolf eyes glowing teeth bared. A feral growl ripped through his muzzle as he sprang forward to kill me.
a part of my story tell me what you think
oh, very good. i love it! there is one part at the beginning though where she says she is laying in the grass and then a few lines later she is standing. there is no transition to show when she stands up. you use very good descriptive words and i can almost see the scene. make sure that your grammar is correct because i spotted a few run on sentences.
Hearing problem - can't read in the mind what people are saying but i can hear the voice.?
Hearing problem - can't read in the mind what people are saying but i can hear the voice.
This happens often, I can hear the voice of the person saying but I can't read perfectly in my mind what they are saying.
About 2 years ago, I had this ringing sound in my ear that lasted about 1-2 weeks, and I went to a doctor(which is a ear-nose-throat type of doctor). My doctor gave me a medicine, which was to drop it into my ear, but it wasn't resolved. I went to a doctor (which is someone who deals with herbs) and he told me that it might be my phlegm that is helping the problem. So he gave me some vitamin C's, and it went better and stopped thinking about the ringing sound.
Now, I don't know if the volume of what I hear is very normal, since I already forgot what's normal because that ringing sound lasted about 1-2 weeks. But now, I can hear the voices of the people but I don't understand what they are talking about.
My mother said that it might be just my thinking, but I don't think so.
actually, it's not all the time, and I hesitate to ask the person talking to me of what he said because I might be called deaf.
And for me, I can't just go to a neurologist....I don't want to....and I'm 13 yrs old. Here in my city, there aren't just as many expert doctors, and I am not that rich for anymore surgeries and any more serious problem. I'd rather die adding up another problem to my mom. hehe. And I can't believe that I'm not just like other kids....I also experienced surgery because of a hernia, and now a hearing problem? >___<
no, i mean, "i'd rather die other than adding up another problem to my mom."
I would see a neurologist.