December 17, 2008

Tinnitus Attacks

Tinnitus is the medical term for the hearing disorder wherein ringing and buzzing sounds can be heard by a person without any actual external sounds occurring. These various kinds of sounds or noises bring about a sensation of discomfort, stress and sometimes pain to the tinnitus sufferer. However unpleasant these tinnitus attacks are, still there are ways that can be done to limit these episodes of attacks to help ease the pain and discomfort it brings.

Avoiding nervous anxiety such as stressful situations can be a good start to avoid such tinnitus attacks. Our ear and our auditory nerves are one of the most sensitive parts of our body. Once we experience stress, the probability of having it affect our body can increase the chances of having hearing disorders like that of tinnitus.

By obtaining adequate rest and avoiding fatigue, it will be of great help in steering away from such painful attacks. By doing so, our immune system is being kept healthy and thus protects our body from harmful substances that may lead to painful and depressing illnesses.

Having a very active and stressed out nervous system can also be one factor that could tackle up our auditory nerves. Avoidance of the use of stimulants such as coffee which contains caffeine, or alcohol and smoking would be essential in keeping a well rested nervous system. This in turn would help protect our auditory nerves and other bodily parts from falling apart due to fatigue and over work.

Tinnitus attacks often come and go. However, patients suffering from such disorder have professed that the tinnitus sounds are usually more noticeable at night upon getting ready to sleep and rest and when everything else is silent and quiet. Any other noise or sounds in the room such as a soft radio sound or a ticking clock may be helpful in masking out the sound of tinnitus which makes the attack less irritating.

Indeed it has been studied and proven that tinnitus could alter the quality of life one has when being affected by the irritation, pain and discomfort these tinnitus attacks bring. That is why it is advisable to seek medical help from specialists in this field so as to act on a treatment or therapy to refrain the tinnitus from worsening.

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