is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate
in the ear or head. In many cases it is not a serious problem, but
rather a nuisance that eventually resolves.
not a single disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition.We
are usually not aware of these normal body sounds, because outside
noise masks them. It is not known exactly what causes a person to
"hear" sounds with no outside source of the noise.
results from temporary or permanent damage to the microscopic endings
of the nerves in the inner ear.
can be caused by a variety of things, ranging from extremely minor
and temporary causes to being an indication of a much more serious
causes of tinnitus include:
plug of wax lodged in the ear canal
-Middle ear infection
-Exposure to loud noises
-High or low blood pressure
-More than 200 medicines can cause tinnitus
-Injury to the head or neck
-Problems in the heart and blood vessels
-Ear trauma (such as from the noise of planes, firearms, or loud music)
-Rarely, aneurysm or an acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor on the acoustic
-Alcohol, caffeine, antibiotics, aspirin.
-Infections such as an inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media),
or inflammation of the internal ear (labrynthitis), eustachian tube
obstruction or noise-induced hearing loss.
-Fluid, infection, or disease of the middle ear bones or ear drum
(tympanic membrane) can also cause tinnitus
cases a mechanical sound source, such as a damaged artery or other
blood vessel disorder, can be identified and treated, but for most
forms of tinnitus there is little effective treatment.
your immune system the levels of your tinnitus can be reduced.Learning
how to relax is very helpful if the noise in your ears frustrates
you. Stress makes tinnitus seem worse. By relaxing, you have a chance
to rest and better deal with the sound.