December 03, 2008

Noises In Ears

The perception of superficial sound without the source such as buzzing, roaring or alike noises in ears is quite common and is called tinnitus. More than 50 million people suffering from tinnitus in America alone and about 12 million of these are severe that needs medical help. Tinnitus may be temporary, intermittent or permanent condition which can be an indication of a more serious condition since tinnitus is not a disease by itself.

The common causes of noises in ears are earwax, Meniere’s disease, exposure to loud noises, stress and sinus. Prolonged drug medication such as aspirin and other certain drugs may also cause or make the present tinnitus get worse. There more than 200 drugs listed that have high otoxicity levels that you should know before taking the medication. Ototoxic drugs can cause tinnitus. It is also imperative to visit a specialist for evaluation to rule out what causes your tinnitus.

Tinnitus is evaluated by medical history, physical examination and series of tests to specifically point out the tinnitus origin. Other tests that probably be conducted are auditory brain stem, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or CT scan to find out if there is possible tumor that develops in the brain or ears which can also cause tinnitus.

After a thorough evaluation and screenings, the doctor may be able to treat or make recommendations to treat tinnitus. There are natural, medical and alternative and homeopathic tinnitus treatments available to treat the ringing in ears but all these possible treatments should be taken with extra caution. A healthy diet and exercise may also lessen the volume of tinnitus. You must also take into consideration that tinnitus remedies doesn’t work overnight; therefore patience and determination is expected of the patient to achieve satisfying results.

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