Tinnitus is often called ringing in the ears that causes damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells of the inner ear. It may also sound like ringing, buzz, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. This noise in ear basically come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source. Although you are the only individual one who can hear the noise it is not a result of your imagination. Those affected by Tinnitus have a low quality of life, isolation, depression, insomnia and even suicidal thoughts or actions in the worst case. Tinnitus is a very complex problem. As studied by the researchers of the University of Lowa, Tinnitus affects multiple areas of the brain. It not only affects the part of the brain which receives sound information but also the part of the brain connected to memory, attention, and emotion.
50 million Americans including 15 million veterans are under the effect of Tinnitus. Especially those who are in the military and returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. When you suffer from Tinnitus your doctor gives you a normal physical exam containing a careful examination of ears regarding tinnitus. Before starting treatment, give all the information regarding medications you are taking to the doctor because tinnitus may be caused by a side effect of some drugs. After that cause of the problem remains undetected then you go to an ear specialist or an audiologist (a hearing specialist) for hearing and nerve tests. As a part of an examination, you must be given a hearing test called an audiogram. A technique such as an MRI or a CT scan may also be recommended to reveal any structural problem.
Any person suffering from Tinnitus will consider anything to get relief from the symptoms. The person will try any natural home remedy from apple cider vinegar to dietary supplements to “miracle cures” hawked by snake-oil marketers. Nowadays it seems like there is a promising new solution for tinnitus lurking out from each corner. The main problem with them is that they don’t really work. This condition may be because of lack of awareness regarding new guidelines for tinnitus treatment. Many people complain about the constant ringing in the ear and ask for its permanent cure. So, is there any permanent cure for this problem? Unfortunately, not yet. No cure or treatment for tinnitus is scientifically proven. But you can find the guidelines released by (AAO-HNS) to treat and hook up to know more about the ways to cope up and live with your tinnitus.