TINNITUS

Tinnitus

  •  Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing, buzzing or whistling noise in the ears. Sometimes, these sounds can interfere with hearing real sounds around you.
  •  You may experience tinnitus in one or both ears. People of all ages can develop tinnitus, but it’s more common in older adults.
  •  Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing, buzzing or whistling noise in the ears. Sometimes, these sounds can interfere with hearing real sounds around you.
  •  You may experience tinnitus in one or both ears. People of all ages can develop tinnitus, but it’s more common in older adults.
  • Some causes of tinnitus are:

  •  Depression, anxiety, and stress.
  •  Damage to the middle ear or inner ear are common causes of tinnitus.
  •  If your inner ear sustains damage it alters the way your brain processes sound, esulting in this ringing sound.
  •  Damage to your eardrums or the tiny bones in your middle ear can also interfere with the proper conduction of sound.
  •  Tumors in the ear or on the auditory nerve may also cause ringing in the ears.
  •   Exposure to very loud sounds on a regular basis can cause tinnitus in some people.
  •  Listening to loud music through headphones or sudden exposure to loud sounds (such as a concert) may also produce temporary symptoms of tinnitus.
  •  Use of some medicines such as analgesics, antimalarials, diuretics, antibiotics or anticancer drugs may cause tinnitus and hearing damage.
  •  Conditions such as age related hearing loss, meniere’s disease cause tinnitus.
  •  Your doctor will examine your ears and conduct a hearing test to diagnose tinnitus. You may also be advised imaging tests such as CT or MRI for further evaluation of the disease and to identify the cause of tinnitus.
  •   Listening to light music, or using a device similar to a hearing aid, may mask the sounds in the ear. Hearing aids can be beneficial for some people with tinnitus. Sound amplification can help those who have trouble hearing normal noises due to their tinnitus.

    Protection of your ears:

  •   Protect your ears from loud noises to help prevent tinnitus.
  •  Keep a close eye on the volume levels of your earphones and TV.
  •  Wear ear protection around loud noises.
  •   Cover your ears if you’re surrounded by loud music or construction noise.