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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.

Tinnitus Market : Professional Market Research Report and Forecasts, 2017 - 2025

Tinnitus is a perception of noise or ringing inside the ears. It is considered as a common condition, majorly affecting a large percentage of the population due to age-related hearing loss. Tinnitus is not a serious condition and can be cured with several ...

Published:  Thu, 25 May 2017 06:21:00 GMT



Tinnitus: The latest way to treat it (and not to)

Tinnitus - that ringing, humming, whooshing, or buzzing in the ears that only the individual can hear - is an old problem, but a new technique uses your smartphone and Bluetooth technology to solve it. Finding a solution is important because, while ...

Published:  Mon, 15 May 2017 10:59:00 GMT



How Mike Michel's struggle with tinnitus brought new meaning to his music

Mike Michel used to live the way a lot of musicians do: He'd play a gig, finish up around 2 a.m., eat a big meal, drink a couple beers, and crash into bed. Then, on Thanksgiving of 2013, tinnitus hit. The condition turns off the "gating systems" in ...

Published:  Fri, 19 May 2017 03:55:00 GMT



Tinnitus sufferers required for online research study

Researchers into the common hearing condition "tinnitus' are calling for help from the public for a new study to try to improve future medical investigations into the problem. The COMIT'ID study is being run by the National Institute for Health ...

Published:  Mon, 22 May 2017 05:58:00 GMT



Characters you'll encounter during concert season

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Published:  Thu, 25 May 2017 13:29:00 GMT



How I live with debilitating tinnitus

Isobel Anderson suffers from tinnitus and at its peak felt like she was being tortured, or stalked. But the culprit wasn't an external sound that she could switch off; it was inside her brain. Her mind tuned into the inner electrical currents and motions ...

Published:  Sun, 21 May 2017 01:45:00 GMT



New tinnitus support group in Crowborough

The first meeting of a new tinnitus support group in Crowborough coincides with a new fundraising campaign. "Tea for Tinnitus" is being run by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) throughout June to help raise vital funds so they can support the ...

Published:  Tue, 16 May 2017 03:35:00 GMT



Tinnitus Market: Industry Survey and Industry Outlook 2025

The increasing awareness among patients regarding tinnitus and the availability of treatments to cure this condition is predicted to fuel the growth of the global market in the coming few years. Tinnitus is a perception of noise or ringing inside the ears.

Published:  Fri, 12 May 2017 15:39:00 GMT



Letter: May 20 hearing presentation focuses on tinnitus

May is designated as Speech and Hearing Month. This month, the hearing-loss meeting topic is tinnitus - actually "Investigating Tinnitus." Lauren Hadden, Au.D., will make her much-postponed presentation about this on Saturday, May 20, at 10.30 a.m ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Letter: There is help for tinnitus

Letter: There is help for tinnitus Involved as I am with the Asheville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, I am extremely sad that there is so much misinformation and little good help out there for tinnitus. Check out this story on citizen ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 03:39:00 GMT



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