If so, you’re not alone. Tinnitus is a common problem that affects millions of people in the United States and around the world.
You can find out more about what causes tinnitus and how it can be treated at our website or visit us at Ontario Hearing Center. We can evaluate your condition and make appropriate recommendation for treating tinnitus or providing tips on how to best cope with your condition.
Tinnitus is a condition where you hear sounds that are not really there. These phantom noises can be buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing and/or humming. The ringing sound may be continous, last for many seconds at a time or it might just come and go in short bursts.
It’s one of the most common symptoms of hearing loss: a ringing or buzzing sound in your ear. In some cases, the noise can be so loud it interferes with your ability to concentrate or even hear external sound. An evaluation by an audiologist can help determine the cause of the tinnitus and whether medical intervention is recommended. For around 50% of those who experience it on a regular basis, the condition is benign and typically doesn’t have any long-term consequences. If you experience sudden tinnitus that persists, it is recommended that you see your doctor or go to urgent care. The sudden onset of tinnitus could be the sign of some other potentially serious medical condition.
Tinnitus is a frustrating condition that affects many people. It can be very difficult to treat, and the lack of answers from doctors can leave patients feeling helpless.
Most people have never heard of tinnitus, let alone know how to deal with it effectively. Many are left frustrated and confused by their symptoms, which only makes dealing with them more difficult. We offer a number of solutions for people who want to know more about causes of tinnitus. We provide detailed information about various health conditions that can lead to ringing in the ears, including infections, high blood pressure, stress and hearing loss.
Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance that forms in the ear canal and acts as a lubricant as well as containing natural antibacterial properties. Its purpose is to remove dirt, and debris from the outer ear canal. It also has an odor that is a deterrent for insects. However an excess accumulation of wax untreated can cause pressure on the middle and inner ear and lead to tinnitus.
Eustachian tube dysfunction may occur when the lining of the tube that connects your middle ear to your upper throat is swollen, or does not open or close properly. If the tube is not functioning properly it can cause tinnitus, in addition to a feeling of fullness in your ears.
When the blood vessels in your body are compromised by atherosclerosis, high blood pressure or a kinked or malformed vessel, tinnitus may occur. The changes in blood flow through your veins and arteries may also effect your hearing sensitivity.
Loud noises, such as those from heavy equipment, chain saws, firearms, and power tools, just to name a few, can cause hearing losses especially when exposed over a long period of time. Portable music devices that are played loudly over a period of time and repeated exposure to loud concerts can also contribute to noise-related hearing loss.
The most common cause of tinnitus is high frequency hearing loss. High frequency hearing loss is also the most common hearing loss due to aging. As you age, the constant exposure to noise causes the number of nerve fibers in your ears to decrease, hence effecting your hearing and often times triggering tinnitus
Smokers have a much higher risk of developing tinnitus than non-smokers. Alcohol consumption is also known to exasperate tinnitus.
It is very common for people to experience problems with their hearing after years of exposure to noises. Often, this can lead to tinnitus or hearing loss which can affect your life in a variety of ways. Fortunately the use of hearing protection can minimize the amount of damage caused by exposure to loud noisesd
Limit alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. These substances have been scientifically proven to your blood flow and can be a major contributor in conditions such as tinnitus.
Audiologists at Ontario Hearing Centers are well-experienced in diagnosing, handling and managing tinnitus. Don’t spend another day
enduring that annoying or disturbing ringing in the ears.