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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Are Your Ringing in the Ears A Cause for Concern?

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On January 28, 2013 Under Ringing In Ears

Most everyone experiences ringing in the ears at some point in their life and there’s no reason for concern. It’s often a temporary condition caused by exposure to loud noises such as those you would hear at a concert or when passing by a construction zone. Of course, constant exposure to loud noises can cause permanent damage to your ears, so this is something that you should be aware of and try to avoid.

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Loud noises are not the only thing that can cause temporary tinnitus. Certain medicines or allergies can cause this problem or a bad sinus infection could be the culprit. In these cases, finding out the problem will make it possible for you to treat the cause and usually clear up the tinnitus.

Loud noise can damage your hearing

“Hearing loss from noise exposure is permanent and irreversible but completely preventable. Hearing protection should be worn in the workplace and at home when you are around loud noise.

Some ways to know if noise is too loud is:

· If you have trouble understanding normal conversation with someone two feet away.

· If you have prolonged ringing or other noises after leaving a noisy area.

· If you have difficulty hearing speech, television, etc. for a few hours after being in noise.

Many people experience “ringing in the ears” or tinnitus, which is often described as buzzing, ringing, hissing, humming, roaring or whistling that someone hears. More that 50 million people in the U.S. have this condition, according to the American Tinnitus Association.”

There are however, times when ringing in the ears is a cause for concern. If you begin hearing a ringing sound for no apparent reason or if the ringing sounds are constant and have lasted for awhile, it’s time to see your doctor. It may be something simple and proper treatment can eliminate the sound.

  • However, the ringing could be the symptom of some disease or medical condition that needs immediate attention and the ringing sounds may be the only symptom you have.

Anytime you experience ringing in the ears and you’re not sure why, when it persists for long periods or when it becomes uncomfortable to live with and disrupts your normal way of life, its cause for concern. If left untreated, it can interfere with your sleep, career, family and social life. The first step to a solution is trying to determine what your symptoms are and when they began. The cause will help you find a treatment that works.

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One comment - add yours

July 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing this post. I really needed some help understanding what is going on with my hearing. This article has given me hope that things will be okay. Thanks :)