Posted on May 11, 2009 | Comments 0
Many people today suffer from a ringing sound within their ears.
Most people assume this is caused as a natural part of the aging process. However, a ringing sound within the ears is an actual medical condition called Tinnitus.
This condition can be caused by a number of factors. Eliminating the ringing will be directly related to the cause or reason the ringing developed.
Your doctor will need to determine what caused the ringing in your ears before making a diagnosis, and choosing a treatment method. There are many things that can cause Tinnitus to develop.
Ringing Caused By a Loud Noise
Gun shots, wrecks, or any other loud noise can cause ringing to begin in your ears. In some cases the loud noise will damage the ear drum, and in others the ear is perfectly healthy but the ringing still begins.
Some physicians believe that the ringing occurs as a reaction to the shock of the noise on your ear. In this case you may need to eliminate the noise in your surroundings for a while.
However, if there is damage to your ear, your doctor may need to give you a medication to aid in the healing process.
Certain blood disorders can cause you to hear a ringing noise within your ear. Because of the proximity of major blood vessels in the head to your ear, certain blood conditions can cause sound to develop in the ear.
Most commonly a blood disorder will cause you to hear a whooshing or rushing sound, but some people hear this as a ring.
In this case, your doctor will need to treat the blood disorder in order to stop the ringing. The ringing you hear is simply a side effect of a much more serious condition.
Excessive wax is a natural occurrence for many people. This can be normal and causes most people no problems.
However, some people begin to hear a ringing in their ears as the wax blocks the ear canal, and hearing becomes impaired. In this case, professional ear cleaning would be the obvious treatment to stop the ringing.
While the numbers are much smaller, some people suffer from ringing in the ears because of tumors or natural birth defects. In this case, the ringing will be the effect of these conditions.
In order to treat the ringing, your doctor will need to treat the tumor or defect. This condition may require surgery or a number of other treatments. Only your doctor will be able to help you determine what is effective.
While there are many things that can cause ringing to begin within the ears, there are also many treatments that can help. Luckily, many doctors today are very familiar with Tinnitus, and can provide help and relief.
The key to eliminating this horrible noise is visiting a doctor, and determining what caused the condition. Until then, it will be impossible to determine the best treatment.
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