February 02, 2009

Ringing in Ears

Do you experience hearing a ringing in ears? If you do, then you probably have this medical condition known as tinnitus. This condition makes you hear a ringing noise but you cannot pinpoint where the source of the noise is coming from. It can bother you occasionally or constantly. In fact, it can affect you any time of the day, even as you try to get some rest or sleep.

No amount of pressure applied to the ears or opening and closing your mouth (which is the normal reaction of people) can lessen the noise or eliminate it. People often wonder how a person can hear a ringing in ears but the noise does not have a source.

The explanation to this is because that noise is being created by the nerve impulses of our brain every time it fails to receive active sound signals from the ears which the brain itself needs to interpret. This makes it difficult to manage the volume of the noise since it comes from within our system.

There is no need to panic however as this does not necessarily mean you will be doomed forever. There are ways to eliminate the ear ringing and ways to minimize the noise, as well as there are also factors which can trigger the noise and aggravate the noise.

Tinnitus is one of those conditions which will only get worse the more you give attention to it. As you continue to listen to every noisy ear ringing that you hear, the louder it will get. On the other hand, if you learn to ignore the noise and just continue doing whatever you need to do, you will be amazed that in time you will be able to ignore the noise. This is what they usually do with one type of treatment known as tinnitus retraining therapy.

Even if ringing in ears cannot harm you seriously, it is still best to consult with your physician and have your condition diagnosed. It is a lot better to know what caused the symptom for proper treatment to be carried out.

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