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What is Tinnitus & How Do You Treat It?

Tinnitus: A Basic Definition 

Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ears and is defined as hearing sounds in your ears that have no outside source.  Common tinnitus sounds include

  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Hissing
  • Whistling
  • Roaring
  • Blowing
  • Sizzling
  • Humming

Ringing in the right or left ear is common but tinnitus can also be experienced in both ears or inside the head. Tinnitus can also cause several psychological side effects including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Concentration difficulties

 

What Causes Ringing in the Ears?

Approximately 90% of individuals with tinnitus have some level of hearing loss, which has been induced by noise. In fact, the most common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud sounds such as music, gunshots or heavy machinery.

Other causes of tinnitus could potentially include:

 

Some More Facts About Tinnitus

 

  • Twenty-six million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 are reported to have high-frequency hearing loss.
  • Men are more likely to suffer from ringing in the ears than women, and the national average indicates that adults 55 years of age and older are the majority of those who suffer from tinnitus.
  • The most frequent war wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is tinnitus and hearing loss, with 60% of veterans returning home with these conditions.
  • Many of those affected by ringing in the ears have occupations that require consistent exposure to loud sounds. Such occupations often include musicians (particularly of the rock genre).
  • Airplane pilots as well as construction and landscape workers are often found to be tinnitus sufferers.

 

Tinnitus Treatments

Luckily, several natural remedies and lifestyle changes can result in lessened tinnitus. While there is currently no cure for tinnitus, the following remedies may help:

 

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