Friday, January 18, 2013

Causes, Signs and Prevention Ringing Ear (Tinnitus)

Had a late night and silent. The body feels tired, tired, and ready to lay down. At that time, there may be those among us that is difficult to close my eyes because of the ringing in the ears. Nguing ... nguing ... nguing. Hmm, ... sucks.

The ringing sound of tinnitus is a medical term, but perhaps less well known. Our society is more astounding in terms of ear ringing or buzzing ears. The word tinnitus comes from the Latin tinnire, whose meaning is ringing.

Understanding tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition where a person hears "sound  Ringing" in the ears (ringing in ear), or an auditory perception that is not really coming from outside noise. The sound that sounds can vary, it can be a buzzing, ringing, chirping, roaring, roaring, whistling or hissing sound with different levels of disturbance. The sound of ringing that can occur intermittently or continuously.

Tinnitus is usually a sign of the condition of health of others, such as hearing loss due to age, ear injury, or disorders of blood circulation system. Although annoying, ringing in the ears is usually not a serious condition.

Tinnitus can happen to one ear or both ears at once. Can also occur suddenly (eg due to trauma, head injury or brain) or slowly as part of the process of senility. Many felt that the ear ringing more a syndrome than a disease.

The types of tinnitus / ringing in the ears

There are two types of tinnitus, the tinnitus subjective and objective tinnitus.

Subjective tinnitus is the most common type. In subjective tinnitus, "ringing sound" can only be heard by the patient alone. Causes of Subjective tinnitus is a problem in the ear, both in the outer, middle, and inner ear. In addition, subjective tinnitus can also be caused by problems in the auditory nerve or the brain translates the nerve signals as sound.

In objective tinnitus, the doctor who was checking could hear the patient's voice is heard. Causes of objective tinnitus is a problem with the blood vessels, the condition of the bones in the inner ear, or muscle contraction. Objective tinnitus is rare.

Causes of ringing in the ears

It is not yet known exactly what causes ringing in the ears. There are many things that can cause a person to experience ringing noise in the sense of hearing.

Some things that can cause ringing in the ears is to consume drugs in a certain period of time long enough such as aspirin, anti-hypertensive drugs, often listening to loud noise, loud noises, or blow / pressure on the ear. In addition, Idera impaired hearing, ear wax accumulates, sinus infections, diseases of heart , psychological trauma, and injury to the head or neck.

Most of the others mentioned cause ringing ears include: damage to the hearing nerve in the inner ear; factors of age; disorders of the jaw; too much consumption of alcoholic beverages; infections in the ears; calcification eardrum; stress ; Meniere's disease, which is excess fluid inside the cochlea endolimphe ears, allergies, as well as other diseases such as brain tumors, nerve deafness, abnormalities of the eustachian tube, hypertension, anemia and others.
Knowing the signs of ringing in the ears

To detect ringing in our ears or not, try the steps as below:

1. Choose a calm and quiet. Close your eyes while sitting or lying down.

2. Concentration and listen good sound / noise in the vicinity. Listen to sound too strange that may sound in the ears but no source.

3. If you hear a sound / noise either intermittently or continuously, it could be a sign of ear ringing. Sound / noise is possible only on one ear or both ears at once.

4. Please check to someone else if they also heard a sound / noise like you hear.

5. Typically, the more calm and serene atmosphere of the sound / voice ringing it more easily heard.

6. To be more sure, try to consult a doctor or an otolaryngologist. If you need to do the test hearing test.
Prevent / resolve ringing in the ears

Preventing / ringing in the ears can be done to overcome them by: reducing the consumption of salt (sodium), a music therapy / sound (neuronomics), increase the intake of Omega-3 from fish oil, increased potassium intake, consume Ginkgo Biloba supplements.

Additionally prevent / resolve buzzing ears or tinnitus, done with: avoid stress, learn to ignore the sound / noise that arises, away from sources of loud, pounding, and noisy; checks blood pressure, avoid drugs that can cause tinnitus, regular exercise, and sufficient break.
Sound therapy to cope with ringing in the ears

Kompas Online reported that speech therapy combined with the soothing sound of ocean waves could help reduce interference buzzing ears or tinnitus. When the alloy technique used in conjunction with standard treatments exist for this, according to some researchers that will bring more benefits for people with ears buzzing.

Until now tinnitus disturbance was not found a cure. The sound of the sea and the waves are considered effective for ringing in the ears, because it has an equal frequency so that it can cover the sound of ringing ears.

Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands combines the above two approaches to treating patients with mild or severe tinnitus. Research on the 492 patients found that patients treated with the two techniques above having a better quality of life after 1 year.

Reports are about therapies that utilize sound of the sea and the waves were certainly encouraging. Because it could be the most awaited positive news to tackle tinnitus / ringing in the ears.


  1. Admin please help me pass this on.
    I have lived a very terrified life the past 12 years due to the steady distraction caused by tinnitus. I hear a steady, offensive and unending buzzing sound on my left ear, which made me deaf. I worked in a factory for 28 years and i was really much exposed to loud noise, since i retired 15 years ago i have been faced with this, infact it made me deaf. I was fortunate enough to get a medicine from Dr. Joseph that put a final stop to the sound and it has never returned since then. Most doctors might tell you there is no cure to tinnitus but as a survivor of this i will tell you it is curable. To get the medicine for yourself just reach him personally on also for advise and information too.