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Why Does Tinnitus Occur?

Tinnitus is not a disease but a persistent condition. It is like pain — a signal that something has gone wrong somewhere. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of some other underlying condition and most often considered a nuisance. A vast majority of individuals who experience tinnitus have been exposed to loud sound over a period of time. The loud sound causes damage to the ear and this damage results in the brain responding to a sound that is not there. If it was a short exposure to loud sounds, like a concert, firearms, heavy construction, or lawn mowers the tinnitus will sometimes linger for a few days then go away or sometimes it will linger indefinitely.

Some other common causes of tinnitus are age-related hearing loss, earwax blockage in the ear canal, foreign objects poked in the ear, nasal allergies, mercury or lead poisoning, medications, ear infections and abnormal bone growth in the ear. Less common causes of tinnitus include stress and depression, and inner ear disorder called Meniere's disease, head or neck injury, and a benign tumor of the cranial nerve called acoustic neuroma.

There are blood vessel disorders that cause tinnitus including head and neck tumors, turbulent blood flow and high blood pressure. Certain antibiotics, diuretics, and cancer procedures have been known to cause tinnitus.

There are two basic types of tinnitus, Objective and subjective. Subjective tinnitus is the most common type. An individual with subjective tinnitus is the only person who can hear the sound in their ear and the sounds are usually a result of nerve damage to the small hair follicles in the ear that vibrate when sound is introduced. When this damage occurs the brain somehow begins getting the message that sound is present when it is not and responds by sending back the sound to the ear that the brain “thinks” is being heard.

In objective tinnitus no one other than the sufferer can hear the sound the person is hearing. The most common causes for objective tinnitus comes from muscle spasms, and altered blood flow. In cases of objective tinnitus the condition that causes the sound may be serious and sometimes life threatening because it is often associated with problems in blood pressure and certain types of hypertension.

Many people notice the noises to be louder in the evening and right before bed. During the day, the distraction of the environment around you and the activities you participate in as well as your own noises seem to make the tinnitus less noticeable. When the world around you quiets down, the tinnitus can seem more apparent and more bothersome. Fatigue can also affect tinnitus and by the end of the day many people are worn down.

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Published:  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:03:00 GMT



Mike Joyce on Tinnitus awareness - ITV News report

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Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:43:00 GMT



Hundreds of thousands of people in the North West suffer from tinnitus

Hundreds of thousands of people in the North West are said to suffer from the hearing condition known as tinnitus. It is often described as a 'ringing in the ears' and affects some people so badly that life itself becomes unbearable. The condition hit the ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:03:00 GMT



Tinnitus - Causes, Prevention & Relief

After hours of loud music at band rehearsal, you may experience a ringing in your ear or a buzzing noise. This auditory experience is tinnitus, and each year about 25 million Americans report regularly having the symptom. If you're lucky, the ringing ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:39:00 GMT



Tinnitus Support Group Launches in Woking

being around people who understand and have their own perspective was very helpful. A new group to support local people with tinnitus is being formed in Woking. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday 23 August 2017, 7-9pm at The Library, Old Woking ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:37:00 GMT



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Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:01:00 GMT



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Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:18:00 GMT



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Published:  Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:04:00 GMT



Edgar Wright and the Art of the Movie Soundtrack

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Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:14:00 GMT



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