Year 6 | 19 December 2014 | firstname.lastname@example.org
When you hear a ringing, swishing, clicking, or whistling sound in your ears then that probably is tinnitus. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition that occurs in different part of the ear, especially in the inner ear. Many people all over the world are affected by it and for others the tinnitus problem may be too severe. There are many kinds of tinnitus and the most common one that people experience is the inner ear tinnitus.
The inner ear tinnitus has many different sounds and it can be caused by many different things. For example, when you hear a clicking sound then it may be caused by some muscles in the inner ear contracting.
The inner ear tinnitus may also be caused by an inner ear infection. Having infections in the ear have been proven as common causes of tinnitus. For people who have vertigo, this is a very common symptom especially when the Labyrinthitis is inflamed. The inflammation of the Labyrinthitis, which is located in the inner ear, can cause loss of balance which is mostly attributed to vertigo.
Inner ear tinnitus can also be attributed to allergies. There are some allergic reactions to food that could affect the inner ear and when this happens, sufferers often times experience this kind of tinnitus. This is probably one of the worse causes of tinnitus because other than the allergic reactions, you also have to deal with the annoying sounds from tinnitus.
Another common cause of inner ear tinnitus is from inner ear damage. There are microscopic nerve endings found in the inner ear and when these nerves are damaged then you will definitely experience tinnitus. The damage can be caused by many different things and one is from old age. Old people experience age-related hearing loss because these microscopic nerves are damaged through time. This often happens when a person reaches the age of sixty and as the damage worsens so does the tinnitus worsens as well.
The inner ear can also be damaged because of long exposure to loud sounds or noises. The ear is very sensitive to sound that is why when it is exposed to loud sounds like the ones from construction sites or concerts, the nerves get damaged. That is why if you want to prevent tinnitus from happening then care for your ears by not exposing it to very loud sounds or noises.
When the inner ear has too much earwax it can also cause tinnitus. Earwax blockage or impact has been one of the proven causes of tinnitus. That is why using Q-tips too often may not be good for your ear because it pushes the earwax into the ear causing blockage to the inner ear.
Having tinnitus is no walk in the park especially if you are experiencing the severe kind of tinnitus. That is why if you do not want to be bothered by the annoying sounds that tinnitus brings then it is important to know how to care for your ears, especially the inner ears, to avoid it being damage and to avoid your tinnitus from worsening.
by S. C.
06 march 2011, Food & Fun > Health