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TINNITUS

What are Tinnitus and Its Related Symptoms?
The term tinnitus has been used to define the ringing, swishing and other similar kinds of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. It has been seen that in most cases this noise is not a serious problem but there are some cases where the problem may emerge as a nuisance and causes hazards to the person. Basically tinnitus is not a single disease but is actually the symptom of an underlying condition. This is a very common condition from which a lot of people suffer and most of them are able to hear the noise which occurs in the head or the ear. The most common symptoms of tinnitus are the swishing and ringing noise, which occurs in the ear or the head and continues over a period of time.

What are the Causes of Tinnitus?
Tinnitus can be caused due to various factors and it can affect any of the four sections of the ear. These include the outer ear, the middle ear, inner ear, and finally the brain. It has been seen that in some cases tinnitus or head noise is normal and is most commonly heard when one goes into a sound proof booth. In such places the normal outside noise is diminished and the person is aware of these normal sounds, which most people are not aware of, as the outside noise masks them. The causes of these noises can vary from wax or a foreign body in the external ear to more serious causes. The external bodies block these background sounds and thus make the person more aware about the head sounds. Also the other causes of tinnitus include fluid, infection, or disease of the middle ear bones.

Some of the most common causes of tinnitus are the damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve, which is located in the inner ear. With advancing age hearing nerve impairment and tinnitus are a common occurrence. But these days even loud noise exposure is a common cause of tinnitus and it can also damage. But most people are unconcerned about the harmful effects of excessively loud noise that are caused by loud music, traffic, crackers, etc.

What are the Treatments of Tinnitus?
There are various ENT or ear nose specialists located in different hospitals across the world, which can help you to deal with this problem. It has been seen that a careful evaluation of the problem is required so that the doctor may find an identifiable cause of tinnitus. Once these causes are determined the doctor can prescribe medicines for the same. However there is no specific treatment for tinnitus and at times it just goes away on its own. But there are some people who live with the problem for life. There are a lot of ways to prevent this problem and avoiding hearing loud music, use of cotton rolls for blocking out loud noises and regular cleansing of the ears are the best methods for the same.

 
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