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These methods help you relieve tinnitus



Some people describe tinnitus as a whistling or ringing sound or as if someone is clicking inside the ear. The degree of tinnitus varies, either it is thin and low or it is high and thick. This condition affects one ear or both. Sometimes it may last for five minutes or more or less.

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These methods help you relieve tinnitus

 Tinnitus is not a disease, but may indicate the presence of another problem or disease that a person suffers from that requires treatment. 

A large number of people have this problem. In this article, we will talk about the causes of tinnitus and mention some solutions to get rid of it permanently.

Causes of tinnitus

  • Sometimes tinnitus refers to a problem with the auditory system and the nerve connected to the inner ear with the brain, which is represented by the presence of a piece of glue blocking the ear canal, causing tinnitus, or sometimes a person loses his hearing. 

(Do not try to insert a cotton bud to clean the ear, but go to the specialist doctor to clean and remove it).

  • Constant exposure to noise, such as those who use loud noises to complete their work, such as street repair workers, pilots, musicians, and others.

  • Tinnitus can occur due to other health reasons, such as:

  1. ear infections.
  2. Sinus, the feeling of tinnitus increases, especially when you have a cold.
  3.  Noises and sounds that occur as a result of hearing loss. 
  4. Thyroid problems.
  5. Cardiovascular disease and hypertension. 
  6. The presence of brain tumors.
  7.  Changes occur in women's hormones. 
  8. Meniere's disease is a disease of the inner ear. 
  9. Exposure to sporadic injuries to the head and neck. 
  10. Temporomandibular Syndrome.
  11. Otosclerosis is a disease in the ear that is then subjected to hardening and ossification of the bones in it.
  12.  Old age or old age is one of the causes of problems, in the cochlea or other parts of it, and consequently, tinnitus. 
  13. Taking some over-the-counter medicines, such as antidepressants, antibiotics and diuretics, that have side effects of ringing in the ears.

(Usually the tinnitus stops as soon as you stop taking these medicines, so you have to talk to the doctor, he will change or stop the medicine, the doctor knows more than you in this case).

Continuous tinnitus increases the period of its occurrence as a result of influencing factors, namely:

  • smoking; If you have tinnitus and are a smoker, it will increase the duration of tinnitus.

  •  caffeine; Caffeinated beverages, such as tea, coffee, and Nescafe, aggravate the persistence of tinnitus.

  • Alcohol; Alcohol is generally harmful and therefore affects the continuity of tinnitus. 

  • Fatigue and fatigue have a significant impact on the persistence of tinnitus for a long time, so it is recommended to take more rest to reduce tinnitus.

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Types of tinnitus

  • Personal tinnitus: This tinnitus is more common among people. Only the person himself hears it, and it is the result of a problem in the inner ear, such as a nerve problem, which leads to hearing loss. 
  • Objective tinnitus: This tinnitus is due to problems in the blood vessels, or pressure in the muscles of the ear.

Diagnosis of tinnitus

When you go to the doctor, tell him about the medications you are taking, as they may be the direct cause. Then the doctor will examine you clinically and ask you to perform some laboratory tests, to make sure that there are no diseases that require treatment.

In the absence of a health problem, the patient is referred to an ear specialist, who in turn will conduct an MRI for you to detect the presence of problems in the bones of the inner ear, and to follow the appropriate treatment if the main cause of tinnitus is found.

Other than that, do not forget to tell the doctor about your type of work, as it could be the direct cause of tinnitus. Then the doctor will give you some tips to reduce the tinnitus, by wearing an ear protector to reduce the noise.

Tinnitus treatment

Some people wonder how to get rid of tinnitus permanently, but unfortunately there is no definitive treatment for tinnitus, although some effective methods can be followed to relieve persistent tinnitus.

First: Tinnitus is treated by knowing its cause.

  • If it is caused by an ear infection: the patient is given an antibiotic and drops to relieve itching.

  • Ear blockage with wax or gum: The doctor washes the ear with warm medical water.

  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome: referral of the patient to dentistry specializing in the treatment of this disease.

  • Otosclerosis or tumors: these are treated with surgery. 

  • Medicines used: The doctor stops or changes them.

Second: If the previous diseases have been treated and the tinnitus continues, then one of the following devices is recommended to the patient as needed:

  1. Hearing aids: Hearing aids are given in case the cause of tinnitus is hearing loss or impairment.
  2. Natural Sounds Device: This device emits wonderful sounds of nature that distract one from tinnitus.
  3. Invisible Earpieces: These units continuously emit quiet sounds that dampen the intensity of the tinnitus.

Third: Use of medicines

Medicines can reduce the severity of tinnitus, but they do not cure it completely. In some cases, antidepressants and sedatives can benefit from persistent and severe tinnitus.

One study says that misoprostol has a strong effect in relieving persistent tinnitus in some people.

Additional Tips to Reduce Constant Tinnitus

  • Avoid sitting in a very quiet room as much as possible.

  • Stay away from tension and nervousness, as this negatively affects the tinnitus and makes it more and more.

  • Reduce the consumption of beverages that increase tinnitus, such as caffeine, and stop smoking completely.

  • Take nutritional supplements that help reduce tinnitus, such as vitamin B and zinc, after consulting your doctor.

  • Stop drinking alcohol it makes it worse.

Research and studies are still underway to produce a drug that treats this problem.