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Tinnitus: Learning And Curing That Persistent Sound

Tinnitus – Understanding The Condition

Have you ever heard and experience the term “deafening silence”? It’s when the whole place is so quiet that you literally hear a sound that seems smothering to the ears. That is normal. But hearing long ringing sound that no one seems to hear but you even if there are other sounds present, you are already experiencing tinnitus.

So what exactly is it? Is it a serious condition? Are you going deaf already? First, tinnitus is a psychomatic disorder that is mostly caused by psychological disorders. And before you start panicking, it is best that you know that you have nothing to worry about if you have experienced it just once or twice.

Causes Of Tinnitus

You may just be stressed from work or school recently or there’s depressing news that you’ve gotten. It could also be that you are suffering from hypertension, improper blood circulation, allergies, hypertension, or side effect from a new medicine. Or perhaps you were exposed to loud music recently, which is one of the most common reasons.

And no, chances are you are not going deaf if you have experienced it only occasionally. You can even get rid of it by eating, drinking, and living healthily. Avoid loud music and lessen your intake of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.

When That Ringing In The Ears Starts To Get Serious

But there are instances when you already need to see a doctor, an Ear Nose Throat doctor to be specific. Have you eliminated all possible causes and you still hear that persistent ringing? Has that sound been going on for days now? And just as important, is it annoying you?

Then it is time to see an ENT specialist. Hearing that sound once or even just occasionally is fine, but if it goes on for more than a few days, then it may be something serious already.

In any case, it is best to see a doctor. If you think it’s unnatural or even if it just annoys you, tinnitus, just as any other condition, should be consulted to an ENT physician by the time it bothers you.

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