Learn more about the 4 main causes of tinnitus

  • tinnitus from noise damage
  • tinnitus from trauma or stress
  • tinnitus from allergies or sinus
  • tinnitus from meniere's disease

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Causes of Cracking Ringing Ears

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 14, 2008 Under Ringing In Ears, T-Gone Tinnitus, Tinnitus Relief

There are many causes of cracking ringing ears. Some of which are age-related but there are also considerable numbers of causes that arise due to certain situations. Knowing such cause is important due to the fact that its treatment is primarily dependent on it. First and foremost, let us get to know more about such disorder. Having that sensation of hearing a ringing or sometimes a buzzing in your ears is what is called tinnitus. Tinnitus has different types and kinds. But as for this discussion, we will approach such in a general manner.

The first and most obvious cause of tinnitus is the repeated exposure to loud noise. Nowadays, people do not seem to give much attention to this. Everywhere you look, you can see people having mp3 players, iPods, cellular phones and many other gadgets attached to their ears. When you go inside a bar or in a party, the people don’t seem to get bothered by the very loud stereos that give out noise instead of music. When you visit construction sites or factories, many workers don’t seem to be disturbed by the loud noises and banging of machines and heavy working tools. All of these situations are clear evidence that nowadays, people don’t seem to bother and take care of their sense of hearing.

Exposing our ears to loud noise damages the tiny hairs inside our cochlea. Although they seem tiny, these hairs are crucial in our hearing process. When stimulated by the pressure of sound waves, these hairs move and pass on the electrical impulses which are then discharged through the auditory nerve. The brain interprets these electrical impulses as sound. However, when these tiny hairs are damaged due to exposure to loud noise, they send out electrical impulses randomly to the brain. The brain then interprets these impulses as sound even though there is no real sound occurring. Thus explains why we experience ringing in the ears.

Another possible cause of such disorder is sinusitis or allergy. Most people having sinusitis or allergy experience tinnitus due to the kind of drugs they take. Prolonged usage of antibiotics and antihistamines causes the mucous in the middle ear to thicken. There is inflammation in the middle ear and pressure builds up inside it. This results to a person hearing a thumping or beating sound.

Meniere’s Disease is also another cause of tinnitus. Such disease is an inner ear disorder and often results to a person experiencing dizziness, nausea, ear pressure, and vertigo. Hearing fluctuation and loud tinnitus noises may come first before a Meniere’s Disease attack.
Being always exposed to stressful activities or traumatic situations also leads to tinnitus disorder. The explanation is that when the hypothalamus, a part of our brain, is exposed to long periods of stress, shock or grief, the important chemicals needed by the body to function normally are not produced, thus severely affecting the whole system of the body.

These are just some of the causes of tinnitus. It is better to evaluate your self and your experience of having that ringing sound in your ears. Most importantly, get your self checked by a doctor in this field of specialty.