Did you know that Tinnitus Awareness Week took place this year from the 5th – 11th February? The main goal here is to raise awareness of tinnitus, affecting around 1 in 10 of the population!
Tinnitus is one of the ear conditions that is usually referred as a ringing in the ears, and also it is sometimes described as clicking, buzzing, hissing or roaring. It can usually be heard on one or
both ears. According to one of the research that was conducted in the USA it was noticed that about 10 percent of all adult people have experienced tinnitus condition over the past few years.
Symptoms of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a condition that does not have so many symptoms. However, if you fill some of the conditions, we will discuss it is advisable to seek the help of a doctor or healthcare professionals to help you.
These symptoms include:
Ringing in the years – this can be in one or on both of your years
Difficulty in walking and speaking – difficulty in walking may be one of the symptoms of tinnitus
Types of tinnitus
Subjective tinnitus is the common type of tinnitus. Caused by ear problems in the outer, middle or inner part of the ear. It can also cause the problems related to auditory nerves.
Objective tinnitus is the rare type of tinnitus, and blood vessel problem or muscle contractions cause it.
Common causes of tinnitus
Hearing loss that is related to age limit- Most people who are ageing their hearing worsens as they become older. This mostly starts at the age of 60 years, and this hearing loss can cause tinnitus. This cause is known as presbycusis.
Exposing ears to loud noise – Exposing your years to a loud voice can cause tinnitus, this noise can be from firearms, wearing headphones for a long period among others. There is also short tinnitus that lasts for a short period when one is in a loud concert or music concert.
Ear bone changes – this is also known as otosclerosis. This is caused by the significant growth of the bone in the ear.
Neck and head injuries – Injuries in one’s head and neck the inner part of the ear or affect the hearing nerve that connects the ear and the head.
Treatments that can help in overcoming Tinnitus
Use of hearing aids – Those people who are suffering from hearing loss can use hearing aids as they help in adjusting and controlling the sound levels
Counselling – counselling can help you to learn how to live with the condition.
Use of wearable sound generators – This is a small device that can be weared in the ear
Cochlear implants – There are also other treatments measures that you can undergo if you are suffering from the conditions.
We hope you found some valuable insight from this blog, for even more details, visit the tinnitus week website for more information.
Also known as otoscopy or auriscopy, an ear examination involves the screening of the ear by a medical practitioner. There are a number of factors that may necessitate this procedure or it may be carried out along with other routine physical checkups. Some of the reasons to pay the doctor a visit may include pain, loss of hearing, lump, discharge or presence of an object in the ear. The symptoms are, however, not limited to this list. The following is the information you need to know regarding the procedure.
For millions of people around the world, fireworks display a mark or a pinnacle during the celebrations. But as these amazing displays excite our eyes, we tend to forget about our ears. Just like other explosives and bombs fireworks produce sound decibels that are well past what our ears can accommodate. For instance, one single explosion may lead to irreversible trauma to the inner ear resulting in a permanent or temporary hearing, ringing in the ears or hearing problems. Luckily, it’s very easy to protect your ears and those of your loved ones during fireworks. (more…)
“The secret of a good old age is simply an honourable pact with solitude.” – Gabriel García Márquez
These lines sadly represent the most senior citizens out there. They have made a pact with solitude when they have reached a ripe old age after going through diverse phases of life. After fighting several wars, difficulties and breathtaking situations throughout the life; finally, when they were ought to be loved most, they ended up making peace with solitude.
There are many reasons as to why this happens but one of the major problems among all that senior citizens face is the problem of hearing. I can’t possibly think of any problem worse than this. It is the hearing loss which separates a person or cuts him off from the other people. Victims of this problem are more prone to dangerous states of – depression, loneliness, feeling of insecurity and loss of social life. (more…)
We are having another one of our extremely popular hearing events with 5 of the best hearing aid manufacturers.
Monday 9th – Oticon
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Everyone that has a hearing aid knows how frustrating it can be when you are out and about, having some fun engaging in your favourite activities and then out of nowhere your hearing aid runs out of battery! Of course, more people will generally carry a spare set of batteries with them just for this occasion but we just wanted to point out some of the do’s & don’t’s regarding your hearing aid batteries.
Hopefully, by the end of this, you will have picked up some pointers on how to extend the life of your batteries so you will never be caught out again. For those of you who new to hearing aids, this is a great opportunity to get started in the right way.