November 06, 2008

Ear Wax Causes Drum Whooshing

More than a million people are suffering from tinnitus and it keeps on growing everyday. According to the American Tinnitus Society, an estimated 12 million American are suffering from the condition.

Tinnitus is a perception in the ear without the presence of the external source. It is often describe as noise in the ear while other tinnitus sufferers describe it as whining, buzzing, hissing, beeping or whooshing sound like the wind or waves. The sound of tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head. Although some severe tinnitus are sickening and debilitating, it is not a disease by itself but an indication of several reasons such exposure to loud noise, ear infection, head injury and earwax buildup.

The build up ear wax causes drum whooshing in the ear associated with dull hearing, ear ache and tinnitus. Earwax is normal and healthy though some people look at it as dirt in the ear that needs to be taken out. Earwax in the ear is important because it traps the dust, foreign particles and water to penetrate the ear protecting the eardrum from infection. The ear has self-cleaning ability; therefore there is no need to clean your ears every now and then. When you feel that there is a need to remove wax in the ear, never use your finger, cotton swab or any pointed object into the ear canal as there is a tendency that you can puncture the eardrum, push the wax deeper and impacted or a cochlear damage.

To remove the earwax in the ear, be sure that you know how to do it safely. Natural method such as ear irrigation in removing excess wax can greatly provide tinnitus relief. You can start by heating clean water in a body temperature. Apply few drops in the ear, let it stay for minutes and tilt your head to drain.

There are also natural treatments for tinnitus at You can also check out the video on safe earwax removal here.

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