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.