Some Useful Information About the Different Kinds of Inner Ear Problems[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On July 14, 2011 Under Ringing In Ears
Our ears are as vulnerable to different kinds of disease as the other parts of our body. Thus, it is very important to take the right precautions to avoid the things that can harm our ears. There are various inner ear problems that we may able to acquire and for us to prevent acquiring them, we must be able to know what these problems are. Some of them are listed below.
• Hearing Loss – this is a very common ear problem not only among older people but also among younger generations. It is primarily caused by the exposure to loud levels of sounds. We should know that all kinds of sounds have an effect to our ears but those that have very high decibels can certainly destroy our hearing. As much as we can, we should avoid getting exposed to these noises by staying away from noisy environments, keeping the volume of our audio devices low and wearing the right ear protection if we cannot avoid exposing our ears to these noises.
• Tinnitus – it is commonly called ringing of the ears and is normally manifested by a noise in one or both ears. About 50 million Americans have tinnitus and up until now, the cure for this condition has not yet been found. There are several health conditions that can cause it which include hearing loss, hypertension, head or neck injuries, allergies, ear and sinus infections, TMJ disorders, Meniere’s disease and stress. We can actually avoid tinnitus by avoiding what causes it.
• Meniere’s Disease – this is an inner disorder that affects your hearing and balance. The symptoms of this condition are tinnitus problems, hearing loss, vertigo and headaches. The real cause of this ear condition is still unknown however it is known that the increase in pressure in the inner ear practically creates the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Your lifestyle plays a very important role in avoiding or acquiring it. Try to avoid harmful habits like smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs.
These are just a few of the problems that our ears may acquire. There are many others which include Acoustic Neuroma or a tumor in the ears, otosclerosis and ear infections. Remember that the wellness of our ears depends on how we take care of them. So, by all means, don’t take your ears for granted.