How to keep track of your tinnitus

If you suffer from tinnitus or constant ringing in ears and seek treatment for this condition, you will be asked these questions: “How often do you suffer from tinnitus?” “When did you first notice your problem?” “Is it worse when you eat certain foods?” “How often do you have sleepless nights over this problem?” This is some of the informations the doctor will ask and use to help him or her to make that diagnosis and treatment plan for you. I would say most of the time, patients do not know the answers to these questions. They never thought about […]

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What is tinnitus

Tinnitus can arise from any of the four main compartments that make up the ear – the inner ear, outer ear, middle ear and the brain. Some of the noises heard by tinnitus sufferers are normal noises our bodies make. The average person is usually not aware of these ongoing noises because outside noises are usually more distinctive and louder. If all these outside noises disappear, the noises from inside the body would be more audible. When the ear is blocked, for example, if you have wax in your ear, you will realized that you can hear and be more […]

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How to prevent ringing in your ears

1. Do not place anything in your ears to clean them. This can cause the eardrum to become impacted with wax and this can lead to tinnitus. 2. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Check with them if you wish to use other type of non prescribed medications. 3.  Learn how protect your hearing at work. You can do this by wearing earmuffs or earplugs and follow safety rules for protecting your hearing is important. There should be safety guidelines set by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). 4. When you are around any noise that bothers your […]

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How to sleep with constant ringing in your ears

I must say, this has to be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to dealing with tinnitus. The constant ringing in the ears would make sleeping difficult for anyone suffering from it. This would be almost like sleeping on a railroad track with the train engine constantly cranking next to you. This will also makes things worse for you, as the least sleep you have, the worse your tinnitus becomes. Not only do sufferers hear ringing noises, other have claimed that they have been hearing chirping, whistling, clicking, hissing and roaring sounds as well. Well, in short, it […]

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Do you have pulsatile tinnitus?

Tinnitus is not a disease but rather a symptom. It is a constant ringing sensation in your ears. There are diseases such as Meniere’s which is often a partner of tinnitus. In Meniers’s, tinnitus occur due to fluid build up deep within the inner ear. This also include other symptoms such as vertigo, some degree of hearing loss and constant ringing in the ears. Other causes may include swooshing or other types of noises that appear to be coming from inside the ear or the head. The noise may be a low or a high pitched squeal, experienced sometimes in both […]

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What causes ringing in ears

As we learned earlier, tinnitus or ringing in the ears is not a disease but rather a symptom. So, what causes it? The are a variety of causes but to pinpoint it to just one particular thing has eluded even the best researchers. However, we do know tinnitus can be caused by the below:- Exposure to very loud noise: Prolonged listening to high density noises or music is one of the known long term cause of tinnitus. Ear infections: The hearing nerve in the inner ear, middle ear bone and the ear drum fluid can become infected. The build up of […]

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How to treat constant ringing in ears?

There are many ways to go about treating tinnitus or constant ringing in the ears.  Here are just a few:- 1. Aromatherapy – It is popular today and a lot of tinnitus sufferer had started to try this as an alternative to relieve their problem with tinnitus. 2. Acupuncture – By using pressure on certain key points of the body, it can help decrease the severity of tinnitus. 3. Breathing exercises – It can be beneficial and it can be done by practising deep breathing. Experts recommend approximately 175 deep breaths every hour until the tinnitus decreases. 4. Biofeedback is […]

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