Tinnitus: Ringing in Ears[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On August 16, 2009 Under Ringing In Ears
Many are experiencing tinnitus, ringing in ears. People wonder why it happens, where the annoyingly strange ringing in ears is coming from and what can they do to finally end tinnitus. Ringing in ears is becoming a widespread hearing disease in the fast-paced life of today. It is considered a menace among active people who acquire this disease. But who is to blame? The modern world is fast growing. Along with this progress are the noises that accompany industry. For example, a woman in a street full of honking vehicles is a susceptible victim of tinnitus. This disease is not understood by everyone. It is hazardous as it is a hearing disease that needs attention. Alarming people is the core to stay away from this ringing in ear-disease.
What are the factors that affect hearing loss?
Our time’s innovations have advantages. With this comes an equal take from us. It also has disadvantages, whether we like it or not. Most of the time, our health is at its toll. With modern technology, every aspect of human life has changed. Culture has advanced hand in hand with innovation. Music, most especially, is not an exception. If in the olden times people listen to classical music played in an opera, today is different. Speakers are booming and pumping up with banging music. Many in today’s music genres are known by the huge amount of decibels they produce. With the advancement of portable music players such as iPod’s, we should be aware of the damage it can cause to our hearing. This is a fact we should not ignore. While music is meant to soothe us, loud music endangers our ears to tinnitus. Ringing in ear can be caused by an excessive exposure from noise. Explosions, traffic noises, gunshots and machinery can stimulate hearing loss for they can produce greatly dangerous noise altitudes. The damage is relative to the level of exposure to the noise.
Is tinnitus the same with hearing loss? How is the former related to the latter?
Tinnitus and hearing loss are not the same, although the same factors may cause them. Tinnitus is caused mainly by noise-induced hearing loss. But not everyone suffering from hearing loss has tinnitus, and vice versa. Studies say that the connection between the ringing in ear (tinnitus) and hearing loss is incontestable.
What should be done if the first tinnitus symptom occurs?
When hearing a strange ringing noise, make sure where the noise is coming from. Assess if the noise is coming from your ears and head. It is also important to ask people if they hear the same strange noise. When they confirm they don’t, consider going to a specialist. When did the sound happen? Did it happen right after being exposed to loud music or noise? Do you have sinusitis? Did you take in medicine prior to the ringing in ears? Don’t hesitate and consult your physician.
Anti-anxiety drugs are usually prescribed as ringing ears treatments to patients experiencing the early attack of tinnitus. Ringing in ears can have many ways to medicate and cure. Once you realize you hear strange ringing in ears, what you should do is immediately ask your doctor about it. Have your self checked and evaluated.