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Have You Heard About Tinnitus?

BY: anney danney | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-09-15 06:50:28
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Article Summary: "What is Tinnitus? Silence is likened to gold in one adage. But this very old axiom rings very true for 10 to 15 million people nationwide particularly the victims of a condition known as tinnitus, wherein they suffer from immense and sometimes painful ringing in their ears..."


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One saying goes silence is gold. But this very old axiom rings very true for 10 to 15 million people nationwide particularly the victims of a condition known as tinnitus, wherein they suffer from immense and sometimes painful ringing in their ears. Tinnitus is very familiar to this lady from Tyrone. She began to suffer from something like a hissing sound in her ears about a decade ago when she started losing her hearing in her left ear. Painful squeals came after the annoying hisses.

She says she used to get up at night and just walk the floor and cry. She went to meet with several doctors locally and in Hershey, all of whom told her she couldn't be helped. She at last found reprieve with something called a masker, which gives off a sound that covers or masks the noise in the ear of the one with the affliction. And even for any man's money, this woman won't do without it.

The regular ringing or roaring in a person's ear is a condition known as tinnitus. This is paralysis for life, for some people. Tinnitus would have a range of causes, and it is not easy to treat for some. It was stated by an Altoona audiologist that this makes the condition troublesome for the doctor and also the one he is attending to. Not one cure applies to all.

But there are some who won't be given a remedy, unfortunately. Some people experience annoying wax build up in their ears while there are those who respond well to drug therapy.

Tinnitus majorly comes from the damage to the patient's cochlea, which can result from several factors, a loud noise or repeated excessive noise, and a decrease in the blood supply to the ear caused by poor circulation usually. There is one audiologist who shares that a tumor or other serious problem can cause the ringing and not tinnitus all the time. Hearing loss does not always arise with tinnitus and that is why most physicians find it a bit harder to treat this. Tinnitus can be acquired with some hobbies which also put people at risk for ear injuries. Indeed, hunting is a culprit, she maintains. A hunter, she states, could experience ringing in his ears for a short while thanks to the loud crack of gunfire that can damage his ear's nerve endings.

If you experience ringing in your ears after you get exposed to boisterous noises, make sure that you use an ear protector the next time around. By asking the help of either an otolaryngologist or an audiologist, ones who can disqualify causes that can be treated, one lessens the chance that worse thing will happen. Drug treatment may sometimes alleviate the pains of the tinnitus sufferer, but not as a rule. She has found Xanax to be successful even if it is new.

Maskers that create a background noise which downs the tinnitus is recommended by the experts. This masker actually is part of the hearing aid whose models resemble small radio devices. Is such causes are simply ruled out, then patients can't do anything else and they should just go with it. Ignoring the ringing or to make it less of a stressor is what doctors teach their patients. Decreasing stress calls for relaxation methods and other exercise forms. Other experts even advise hypnosis or acupuncture.

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