Temporary ringing or buzzing in the ears is common for many. Some as simple as a sporting event or concert could cause it. Constant ringing or noise in one’s ears is called tinnitus, and it can be a life-altering condition. Causes of tinnitus are varied from loud noise exposure to medical reactions or even stress. For ideas and advice on preventing and treating tinnitus, keep reading.
When you are bothered by the tinnitus, try putting on something that gives some background noise. Your tinnitus may become less noticeable behind the white noise. A lot of the time tinnitus is all you can hear and it can be annoying.
When you go to bed at night, use a radio or white noise. You can fall asleep easier if you have noise that is not in your head. On the other hand, a number of individuals have actually found that their tinnitus worsens with white noise. Try it and determine what is best for you.
If tinnitus is a recurring problem for you, wear ear plugs while you swim. Swimmers’ ear, the condition in which water gets lodged in your ears after swimming, makes tinnitus symptoms worse. A strange as this seems, you should even wear ear plugs while taking a shower.
Did you start any new medications when your tinnitus set in? Several drugs may cause tinnitus, and you may be able to alleviate, or stop altogether, your suffering when you cease taking these medications. If you are able to, in conjunction with a doctor, try quitting taking each drug one at a time to see if it helps.
Avoiding excessive noise is one easy and effective way to reduce your risk for tinnitus. Constantly being around noise that is too loud can damage the tiny cells in your ears. Tinnitus, that persistent, irritating ringing sound, is the result of such cell damage.
Now you should know more about tinnitus. Hopefully, you learned some things you can use to help with any symptoms you are experiencing from tinnitus, as well as how you can prevent it.