July 18, 2007

Ringing in The Ears

Ringing in The Ears

Tinnitus is not a pleasant clinical symptom. Tinnitus, common condition among Americans as reported by the American Tinnitus Association, is generally known as ringing in ears. Treatment is not that hard to find since there are lots of treatment options available. Generally the treatment will depend on what the cause is. In order to figure out the right treatment a proper diagnosis of the underlying medical condition that caused the tinnitus in the person.

Tinnitus is not a disease or illness but a symptom so when you treat the disease or illness itself that caused the tinnitus, you also eliminate its symptom. Tinnitus is usually caused by hearing problems or problems that have to do with the head. Temporary or permanent hearing loss causes tinnitus or ringing in ears. Treatment for this will be provision of hearing aids. But if the hearing loss is brought by impacted ear wax, removal of ear wax will also remove the tinnitus.

Ringing in the ears is a clinical symptom where a person hears some ticking, hissing, croaking, buzzing, ringing sound in the ears in the absence of external stimuli. This means it is heard only by the person who has the ringing in the ears or tinnitus. Ringing in the ears is commonly found among the older generation because they experience age-related hearing loss but these days the younger generation are also catching up because they constantly expose themselves to loud noises, thanks to the wonders of technology.

Tinnitus basically is a problem which arises when we abuse our ears. To avoid having tinnitus we must learn to love our ears and take good care of our sense of hearing. A lot of people have been bothered by tinnitus and their lives ultimately affected by it. It is not a joke to have tinnitus because some even have difficulty getting a good night sleep especially when their tinnitus noises are extremely loud.

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