Category: Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the name given to the condition of noises ‘in the ears’ and/or ‘in the head’ with no external source. Tinnitus noises are described variously as ringing, whistling, buzzing and humming. The noise/s may be heard in one ear, both ears or in the middle of the head or it may be difficult to pinpoint its exact location. The noise may be low, medium or high-pitched. There may be a single noise or two or more components. The noise may be continuous or it may come and go. 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.

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New Tinnitus Treatments Possible

New Tinnitus Treatments Possible New tinnitus treatments maybe made possible by a new discovery on how the brain behaves in a tinnitus sufferer. Millions of people suffer from tinnitus, a constant ringing, buzzing or hissing in the ears. Many people are searching for new tinnitus treatments as one size does not appear to fit all in this case. Interestingly this research seems to explain why when tinnitus sufferers clench their jaw or move their head back and forth they change the volume and pitch of their tinnitus’s sound. This extract from an article in Medical News ( ) explains more on the research and how it can lead to new tinnitus treatments. “The discovery reveals an important new target for treating the condition. Already, the U-M team has a patent pending and device in development based on the approach. The critical findings are published online in the prestigiousJournal of Neuroscience. Though the work was done in animals, it provides a science-based, novel approach to treating tinnitus in humans. Susan Shore, Ph.D., the senior author of the paper, explains that her team has confirmed that a process called stimulus-timing dependent multisensory plasticity is altered in animals with tinnitus – and that this plasticity is...


Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus Treatment Tinnitus is a condition that is often underrated since it is not a serious disorder in itself but it can wreak havoc on people’s lives by dint of the misery it brings, and any useful tinnitus treatment would be welcome news for many. One can only imagine what it must be like for a sufferer to have a constant ringing, buzzing, or other obtrusive sound in their ears the whole time, or for much of the time. An article here may explain how researchers may have come up with a revolutionary new tinnitus treatment: “In the UK, around five million people suffer from tinnitus, a debilitating condition which can be exceptionally difficult to treat due to the huge variation in symptoms and severity between individual patients.” Dr Derek Hoare, at the University of Nottingham and the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing, says: “We know there are very many people out there suffering with tinnitus who have tried a number of different treatments including hearing aids, sound therapies, counselling and other alternative medicines such as acupuncture but to no avail.” The article states that there is a tinnitus treatment, that offers some hope for sufferers of this debilitating condition...


What is Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus So, what is tinnitus? In simple terms, tinnitus is a sound no one else hears, except the one who has it. Tinnitus is the medical or scientific term used to describe the hearing or experience of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no outside sound is present. These sounds do not come from outside the head, but they may seem as if they do. It is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears.” That is in spite of some people hearing hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking, instead of ringing. Some patients even hear insect sounds like the sound of crickets or locusts. Tinnitus can be irregular or constant-with single to numerous and simple to complex tones and their perceived degree can range from subtle to shattering in volume. In some persons, the intensity of tinnitus changes by the movements of their shoulders, head, tongue, jaw, or eyes. Tinnitus is not classified as a disease but rather a sign or symptom of a primary cause or illness such as ear infection, unwanted object in the ear or wax-build-up due to nose allergies. It can also be because of aging that can...


Treatments for Tinnitus

Treatments for Tinnitus Tinnitus is the term used to refer to the hearing or experience of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus so treatment is vital for patients to be able to cope with their situation and continue to live their lives as normal individuals. There are treatment options available. Since the field of medicine cannot cure it yet, alternative treatments are popular. Some people encounter tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranial therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or even hypnosis. Others find it effective to get regular intakes of minerals like magnesium or zinc, herbal supplements such as Gingko biloba, homeopathic remedies or B vitamins for their tinnitus. These have not rendered conclusive reports in clinical research but are given anyway since they commonly carry little to no risk to health, some people find them helpful. Using hearing aids can also be helpful. Some people suffering from tinnitus also suffer hearing loss. As such, wearing hearing aids can result to total or fractional tinnitus relief. There are many factors to consider that decide success rate. In the end, if a patient has a hearing loss...


Natural Remedies for Tinnitus

Natural Remedies for Tinnitus Are there any natural remedies for tinnitus? Tinnitus surely is unbearable for many people. Tinnitus is not only causing agony among those who suffer from its effects, but it also deprives one from being productive. Luckily, there are various effective natural options to drugs and surgery that can bring considerable relief from tinnitus. One should know that the exposure to loud noise is one big cause for tinnitus to occur, which wears down the fragile hair cells in the individual’s inner ear that interprets sounds as nerve impulses. Other causes also include high blood pressures, head damage, ear infections, too much cholesterol, drug side-effects, or wax formation in the inner ear. Ineffective diet and low blood sugar are also known as contributing factors to the existence and/or worsening of tinnitus. Stress can also be considered as one. There are drugs that are being prescribed by doctors. Even surgery is considered by some if the case is already considered as “catastrophic.” However, these can make matters worse. Physicians often recommend medicines that reduce the pressure in the person’s inner ear. On the other hand, its side-effects can include, among others, nausea and stomach aches. Popular drug called...