Tinnitus is a medical condition affecting the ears and it’s characterized by a sensation of hearing buzzing, chirping, whistling and ringing sounds even when there is no external sound. The loudness of these sounds may vary from one person to the next as well as from time to time. The exact tinnitus cause is not known but there are many factors known to contribute to this problem.
The Main Causes of Tinnitus
– Inner Ear Cell Damage The inner ear contains delicate tiny hairs which move in response to pressure variations which are interpreted by the brain as sound. If these hairs are bent, broken or damaged, they may leak random electrical signals to the brain, which may lead to the buzzing, chirping, ringing or hissing in your ears.
– Ear Bone Changes Tinnitus may also be caused by stiffening of bones in the middle ear, which may also cause hearing impairment in addition to tinnitus. Stiffening of bones is usually a result of abnormal bone growth, a hereditary abnormality.
– Earwax Blockage The main function of earwax is to prevent dust and other tiny particles from getting into the inner ear as well as slowing down bacteria growth. When earwax accumulates in the ear canal, it may harden and cause hearing loss and irritation which may lead to tinnitus.
– Exposure to Loud Noise MP3 players, iPods and heavy equipment, such as firearms and chainsaws, are also known to contribute to tinnitus as they can cause noise-related hearing loss.
Treatment Options for Tinnitus
Tinnitus can easily be treated through self-treatment or professional treatment at a medical facility. Each of these options has its own pros and cons. For one, going to a medical facility will accord you professional attention. The doctor will identify the underlying cause of the problem and offer an effective remedy, but the treatment will cost you a lot of money, which you may not have.
Management of the tinnitus cause is as easy as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A proper diet, increased physical activity and personal grooming can help reduce the intensity of tinnitus. Clean your ears regularly to get rid of excess wax and stay away from noisy places, unless you have earplugs to keep noise out of your ears. This treatment is completely free and more convenient.
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