December 15, 2008

Inner Ear Damage

There are various causes of inner ear damage. If treated on time, the inner ear damage will not cause permanent damage to a persons hearing. But leaving the symptoms it manifested, the inner ear damage will eventually lead to deafness.

Damage to hearing also occurs when a person is exposed to extreme loud sounds for a long period of time. One example is prolonged listening to music through an iPod on high volume using earphones can increase the risk of hearing loss ant tinnitus. Listening to music should be set on nominal volumes is very significant to prevent having noise –induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

Another cause of inner ear damage is the extended and lengthy use of cell phone which can lead to high frequency hearing loss. In this case, the ability to hear consonants such as s, f, t, and z, as sometimes less or out of the hearing. The person suffering from such cannot comprehensively identify the words since the high frequencies are lost giving less detail to sound.

Prolonged medication to certain drugs causes ear damage as symptom. It is strongly advised that before taking medications; both prescription and over the counter medicines, should be taken with precaution. Thus, a doctor’s advice should always be put into consideration before talking remedies as it may also has high ototoxicity level which can also trigger tinnitus.

Tinnitus or the ringing in the ears is the perception of sound without an external source. It may be heard as ringing, buzzing, clicking or roaring in ears or noise. It can be a temporary or permanent condition that you have to live for life. Sometime the sound of tinnitus is low and tolerable but sometimes it’s totally unacceptable and debilitating. Such condition you would not likely to wish for.

Therefore, at the first sign or symptoms of any ear problem, it should be dealt with seriously to prevent it from causing more damage to hearing.

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