Understanding and Treating Tinnitus
There are many people that do not realize that if there is a constant buzzing in their ear, they may
have a medical condition. This condition is called tinnitus and learning more about the condition
may help ensure that patients are able to find the right tinnitus cure.
What Tinnitus Is
First, you should be sure that you understand that tinnitus is the condition when noise is
originating within the ear rather than outside of the ear. The noise can be heard in one ear or
both ears and it is still considered a form of tinnitus.
If you are not familiar with tinnitus or you have not experienced the
symptoms before, it can be hard to understand. The symptoms have
been described as a ringing sound, a buzzing sound, a humming
sound, a whistling sound or even like the sound of a seashell held
close to the ear.
These sounds can be constant or they can even come and go. The
noises can be distracting and they can often make it hard for the
patient to concentrate or live a full and happy life.
Understanding the condition can help ensure that you are able to recognize it in your own life or
the life of a loved one. It is important to understand all that you can about this condition if you
find that someone that you love is experiencing the condition.
Different Types of Tinnitus
There are a few different types of tinnitus. Tonal tinnitus is the type of tinnitus that is categorized
as hearing a “ringing” in ones ears and it produces a continuous sound that many have described
as hearing a single note being played over and over again within their ear.
The second type of tinnitus that people often describe is pulsatile
tinnitus. This is the tinnitus that is categorized by the patients
hearing intermittent, continuous or even pulsating sounds that are
often on the same pattern as the patient’s heartbeat.
A less common form of tinnitus is when the patient hears a beeping
sound. Some individuals refer to the sound as being similar to hearing Morse code or even
hearing musical notes within their ears.
Finally, tinnitus is not only classified by hearing noises within the ear. There are other
symptoms that those with tinnitus experience.
Some of the most common symptoms, besides hearing sounds are dizziness, pain in the ear, a
sense of fullness in the ears or even headaches throughout the day. Feeling any of these on a
consistent basis as well as hearing noise within your ear may warrant a stop by your doctor.
When you talk with your doctor, you should have a documented list of symptoms. Talk about
when you experience the symptoms and anything that could have happened to trigger the
symptoms that you were experiencing.
As you search for your tinnitus cure, you and your doctor may be able to find something that
works well for you. Talk about what you feel comfortable with and proceed with your tinnitus
treatment as soon as you can.