Ringing in Just One Ear: A List of Probable Causes of Tinnitus[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On June 21, 2011 Under Tinnitus
Tinnitus or ringing in the ears may be experienced in one or both ears. Depending on what caused the tinnitus, a ringing in just one ear or both ears may be heard. Having a medical check-up will help in determining the cause of the ears ringing. However, here is a short list of some probable causes of tinnitus:
• Ototoxicity – If you are currently undergoing medication for a particular medical problem, then there is a possibility that you may develop ototoxicity in the long run. Check your drug literature for side effects. It is said that around more than 400 drugs have already been identified as ototoxic. These are both prescription and over the counter ones.
• Loud Noise Exposure – Loud noise damages the hair cells and they cannot be repaired. Before you ever have to look for an ears ringing treatment, you should always avoid sounds that reach 80 decibels or more.
• Over cleaning your ears – Remember that the ears has a cleaning mechanism and cleaning your ears with q-tips will only push the earwax deeper into your ears. It also increases the risk of injury to the eardrums.
The ear is a very sensitive organ and proper care must be given to it to avoid hearing problems and other complications like a ringing in the ears.