Let’s get one thing straight – I’m not talking of earrings here, the jewelry – I’m talking about the permanent ring in my ears which can sometimes be a buzzing, whistling, roaring, or pulsing sound sensation.
I went to an ENT specialist to have my ears checked and it turns out I have tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of buzzing, whistling, roaring, or pulsing sound sensation in one or both ears. It can be quite a nuisance, lasting from just a few minutes to several hours. According to the ENT specialist, tinnitus can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition like Meniere’s disease and TMJ. However, most tinnitus cases are results of exposure to loud noises or music, trauma, ototoxic drugs like aspirin, and earwax build-up.
Tinnitus can sometimes be a real bother especially when you’re trying to concentrate and can’t tune out the insistent ringing in your ears. However, tinnitus effects are varying for different people. Some only suffer a mild case of tinnitus and can tune it out without much effort; others are not so lucky, suffering from a more serious case of ear ringing.
Good thing, what I thought was a permanent ring in my ears is not permanent after all! I’m glad there are many tinnitus remedies available in the market today. Although, medically speaking, tinnitus is not a disease but more of a symptom, so you really can’t treat or cure it. But you can definitely relieve the discomforts it brings to your life.
The (not so) permanent ring in my ears has taught me one thing – to take care of my ears. We sometimes forget that simple fact and we endlessly subject our ears to loud music or take aspirin unnecessarily. We don’t have to suffer from tinnitus to truly appreciate the importance of our ears and our sense of hearing!