Tinnitus is a condition in which ringing, swishing, tinkling or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. In most of the cases, it is not a serious problem but rather a nuisance that eventually resolves. Rarely, it represents a serious medical health problem such as a brain aneurysm or acoustic nerve tumor.
Tinnitus can originate from any of the following areas: the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear; or it can be due to abnormalities in the brain. Common causes of tinnitus further include the following:
•Fluid, infection, or disease of the middle ear bones or eardrum (tympanic membrane)
•Loud noise exposure, such as loud noises from highly intense music and firearms
•Damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear, advanced aging is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment
•Medications most noticeably, aspirin
•Temporomandibular joint syndrome, an abnormal condition involving facial pain and poor functioning of the lower jaw.
•Meniere’s syndrome
Some common and easy remedies, such as the following, may be of benefits to some individuals:
~Reduce or avoid caffeine and salt intake, and quit smoking.
~Some individual’s with tinnitus have been found to have lower zinc levels and may benefit from zinc supplementation.
~Melatonin may help those who suffer with tinnitus, particularly with disturbed sleep due to tinnitus.
~Iron deficiency and pernicious anemia can cause noises.
~Ginkgo a natural remedy, but to date, controlled studies have not shown to be effective.
~Some behavioral and cognitive therapies that have been successful include retraining therapy, masking, and behavioral therapy.
~The only real prevention for tinnitus is to avoid damaging your hearing. Most causes other than hearing loss do not have prevention strategies. However, there are several things you can do to protect yourself from noise-related tinnitus.
•Do not use cotton swabs to clean ears as it can cause a wax impaction against the eardrum that can cause tinnitus.
•Protect hearing at workplace, wear earplugs or earmuffs, and follow hearing conservation guidelines set.
•When nearby any noise that bothers (a concert, sporting event, hunting) wear hearing protection to reduce noise levels.
•Headphones is to be used carefully.
•Even everyday noises, such as blow-drying your hair or operating a lawn mower, can require hearing protection. Keep earplugs or earmuffs handy for these activities.
•Cut back on or stop drinking alcohol and beverages that contain caffeine. Don’t smoke or use smokeless tobacco products (secondhand smoke also affects those around you and may contribute to SIDS, ear infections, and asthma in children). •Nicotine use may cause tinnitus by reducing blood flow to the structures of the ear.
•Tinnitus occurs more frequently in obese adults. Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight improves blood flow to the structures of the ear and may prevent tinnitus.
Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.
Control blood pressure.
Decrease salt intake.
Limit the amount of simple sugars consumed, including those found in fruit juices. Hypoglycemia a condition that is worsened by the consumption of sugar can also cause ear ringing and hearing loss. Chromium helps to correct hypoglycemia by regulating glucose metabolism. And the best source is green pepper and apple.
Avoid nerve stimulants such as coffee and colas (caffeine) and tobacco (nicotine).
Reduce anxiety.
Stop worrying about the tinnitus. The more one worry and concentrate on the noise, the louder it will become.
Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue.
Exercise regularly.
Utilize a masking noise (for example, a competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan, or white noise machine).
Avoid aspirin or aspirin products in large quantities.
Iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid corrects anemia, which improves condition in tinnitus.
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Each sufferer of tinnitus has a personal experience with the condition, what brings relief for one person may not work for another. According to Encyclopedia of natural remedies, deficiencies in magnesium and potassium have been linked with tinnitus.
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