December 17, 2008

Ears Humming

Having to hear occasional sounds like a slight ringing in your ears isn’t an unusual thing to happen. However, if you experience your ears humming with the ringing sound constantly for an extended period of time, you might have a hearing disorder known as tinnitus.

Doctors have advised that tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom typically associated with nerve damage to the inner ear. Factors that cause such hearing disorder are mainly due to exposure of the auditory nerves to high degree of noises coming from external sources.

If a person has tinnitus, the ear ringing noises may be heard in one ear, both ears, or in the middle of the head, or sometimes it may be difficult to locate the exact origin of the sound. The noise from tinnitus varies in pitch or frequency of the sound. Sometimes, the noise may be low, medium, or high pitched.

People who have tinnitus often hear these different kinds of sounds in their ears. To some it may be normal or can still be tolerable. However, there are also some people who have a different reaction to such sounds and noises. Stress, fatigue and pain are just a few of the effects tinnitus has on its sufferers.

Although there is no known cure for tinnitus as of today, there have been many research and studies aimed at treating or giving off remedies to tinnitus patients to help relax and soothe the pain or do away with the stress. Studies have shown that tinnitus patients who have undergone such remedies and treatments have gotten used to hearing the sounds in their ears and eventually have lived their lives ignoring the tinnitus.

Tinnitus maskers are just one of the few techniques to do away with the ringing sounds in your ear. These are small electronic devices that give off white noise to make tinnitus less noticeable. This white noise is not really a disturbing kind of sound. Rather, it is a soothing and relaxing one that drowns out the irritating ringing sound in the ear.

Many other tinnitus remedies and treatments are available for use. Even though there is no absolute way of getting rid of it, people can still try to increase the quality of their life by seeking the appropriate treatment, therapy or remedy.

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