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Getting Help For That Ringing In Your Ear

Louella Davidson

It may have started as a slight throbbing sensation in your ears, but now there is a constant ringing. Or maybe you hear a "whoosh" sound every time your heart beats. When these hearing issues don't go away, you may be facing tinnitus. Nearly 20 percent of the people in the U.S. experience tinnitus, says the Hearing Health Foundation. When this health issue begins to disrupt your life. it's time to get help. Here is how tinnitus becomes a problem and what help is available to you:

Types of Tinnitus

Many people experience tinnitus at some time in their lives. You walk by loud construction equipment or go to a concert and for several minutes, you have a pulsing sensation in your ears. Eventually, it goes away and your hearing is normal again. This is acute tinnitus and is your ear's natural response to loud noises.

Chronic tinnitus sufferers have pulsing or ringing in their ears constantly. It can range from a faint sound to one that can't be ignored and affects your ability to hear other sounds or have a conversation with someone. Some chronic forms can be treated. The tinnitus treatment for others can only reduce the symptoms.

What Causes the Ringing in Your Ears?

One cause of chronic tinnitus is a change in the bones in your ear. These are normally flexible and vibrate when a sound reaches them. Damage to these bones that makes them more rigid resulting in a ringing sensation when they vibrate. This can be due to:

  • changes in bone structure from aging
  • damage to the ear drums or bones from illness or injury
  • an abnormal bone growth in the ear
  • a neurological condition affecting the nerve-to-brain connection in the ear

Other causes are due to issues with the muscles or bone surrounding your ears. This includes:

  • spasms in your neck muscles
  • inflammation of the Eustachian tubes
  • middle ear tumors
  • fractures of the bone around the ears
  • high blood pressure
  • hyper and hypothyroidism

Current Treatment of Tinnitus

Because tinnitus can be the cause of a great deal of anxiety, your doctor may recommend treating the psychological factors as well as the medical causes. You may have difficulty sleeping or being in social situations because of the ringing in your ears. Helping you with the anxiety becomes an important part of your treatment.

Treating the Medical Causes

  • surgical repair of bone fractures in or around the ear
  • removal of tumors or abnormal bone growth
  • treatment of ear infections with antibiotics
  • pharmaceutical treatment of high blood pressure and thyroid issues

Treating the Anxiety Caused by Chronic Tinnitus

  • use of antidepressants to reduce anxiety
  • counseling and support groups
  • medication for sleep disorders
  • hypnosis and meditation techniques to help you sleep

If any ringing or pulsing in your ears lasts more than a day, see a doctor. When detected early, the chronic form of tinnitus can be prevented from getting much worse. To learn more, contact a company such as http://www.HearDenver.org with any questions or concerns you have.


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