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August 16, 2010

Mystery of Tinnitus

The Mystery of Tinnitus and How to Treat It

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By Gaetan Fortier

The mechanisms of subjective tinnitus are often obscure. Worldwide research continues but the actual mechanisms, or processes of tinnitus are not yet fully understood. The causes of tinnitus are varied and difficult to determine. On the other hand, the exact physiological cause or causes of tinnitus are not known. Although there is no cure, some causes of tinnitus are treatable. Indeed, the problems associated with tinnitus are well documented, and they are real.

What is the origin of the tinnitus?

Objective tinnitus usually is caused by vascular abnormalities of the carotid artery or jugular venous systems. Initial evaluation of tinnitus should include a thorough history, head and neck examination, and audiometric testing to identify an underlying etiology. Objective tinnitus is typically caused by tumors, turbulent blood flow through malformed vessels, or by rhythmic muscular spasms. Most cases of tinnitus are subjective, which means that only the patient can hear the sounds.

Objective tinnitus often has a clicking, fluttering, or pulsating quality. Low-frequency, pulsating tinnitus is eventually cardiovascular in origin, occurring in synchrony with the individual’s pulse. Objective tinnitus accounts for less than 5 percent of overall tinnitus cases and is sometimes associated with vascular or muscular disorders. The tinnitus is frequently described as pulsatile, or synchronous with the patient’s heartbeat.

Find the Right Stuff to Cure Tinnitus

Various techniques can help make tinnitus tolerable, although the ability to tolerate it varies from a person to a person. Often a hearing aid helps suppress tinnitus. Various combinations of vitamins or supplements are on the market for tinnitus. Most of these uses a combination of antioxidant vitamins or supplements that have been shown to slow age-related hearing loss in animal studies and a few human studies. Various small pharmaceutical companies have begun testing medications that can target particular types of tinnitus, such as a drug that would specifically alleviate typewriter tinnitus. If such trials prove successful, Dr Salvi believes the major drug companies that so far have shied away from tinnitus research could start to pay attention.

Medications may occasionally help lessen the noise even though no cause can be found. In general, we are not at all enthused about medication treatment as the side effects can be substantial and the results are often unimpressive. Medications – It is essential to tell your family doctor about your tinnitus; some common medications cause tinnitus as a side effect or make your existing tinnitus worse. Take special care with medications for arthritis, rheumatic diseases, some antibiotics, and anti-depressants. Medical professionals estimate that 85% of the causes of ringing in the ears is unknown. However, the condition seldom occurs in isolation, and many of the related conditions do have established causes and in many cases natural treatments.

Medications that may cause or worsen tinnitus are called ototoxic drugs. There are very few ototoxic drugs. Medical treatment will not help you out. If you visit your doctor, most often your doctor only gives a medicine that only addresses the symptoms but not cures your tinnitus permanently. Medicines like sedatives, antidepressants, aspirin and so on can also cause tinnitus.

Protect Your Ears For Prevent Tinnitus

Earmuffs and earplugs are recommended for those who work with power tools. Ear wax can rarely cause tinnitus. Other causes include middle ear infection or fluid, Meniere’s disease, microvascular compression syndrome, and tumors of the 8th nerve. Ear plugs or ear phones are required. Because hearing losses are not equal across all frequencies, the equalizer adjustment option is strongly recommended.

Ear protection is vital for anyone who really wants to take up the drums. The best kinds of protection are the ones which fit around your ears and give you maximum coverage.

Earwax serves as protection of the ear from fungi, bacteria, dust, water and other particles from penetrating the inner ear. It also serves as coating of the ear. Ear-toxic antibiotics placed in the middle ear can in addition be used in treating the vertigo. They may induce deafness and can thus only be used in ears with very poor hearing.

Improved blood flow and circulation can in turn help eliminates ringing in the ears. Even so, be sure to check with your doctor before you start taking this. Improved blood flow and circulation can in turn help eliminates ringing in the ears. However, be sure to check with your doctor before you start taking this.

Experiences of tinnitus are very common in all age groups, especially following exposure to loud noise. However, it is unusual for it to be a major problem. In contrast, the people who are debilitated by their tinnitus are often found to be suffering from a major depressive disorder. Most people with tinnitus are not bothered by it. Some of the Do’s and Don’ts of managing your tinnitus are: DON’T. Causes of objective tinnitus are usually easier to find.

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