Do you keep hearing sounds in your ears, like ringing, buzzing, hissing, etc? Let’s learn how and why it is produced, and what how homeopathy can help you to get rid of it.
Tinnitus is a medical term used for “ringing in the ears”. It is the sensation of hearing sounds like ringing, buzzing, chirping, whistling, and other kids of sounds which may be transient or may continue for longer periods of time. These sounds are heard, without any external source of sounds.
Tinnitus isn’t a disease in itself, but a symptom of some underlying medical conditions. Usually it is not a manifestation of any serious condition, but it can be irritating and frustrating and start interfering in hearing real normal sounds. Tinnitus can happen in one or both the ears, and affect people of all ages. But the condition is more common in old age and worsens with the advancing age.
For some people, it may become the reason of insomnia, poor work performances, difficulty in concentration, anxiety, irritability and depression.
Tinnitus could be of two types-
Sound waves are picked up by the middle ear and the internal ears conduct them into electrical signals that are picked by the brain and translate them into sounds that we hear. Any damage in the middle or internal ears can interfere with the transmission and translation of sound waves resulting into altered perception of sound in the form of tinnitus.
Some common causes of tinnitus may be- worsening of hearing with advancing age, and hearing loss, short term exposure to loud music, which may produce transient tinnitus, long exposure to loud sounds from MP3 players, iPods may result into permanent damage in the ears and result into tinnitus, sudden exposure to loud sounds like firearms can also lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, Osteosclerosis in the bones of the middle ear can also affect hearing and cause tinnitus, Earwax protects ear by trapping dust and reducing the growth of bacterias, but too much accumulation of earwax is difficult to be naturally washed away and may interfere with hearing and cause tinnitus.
Other medical causes of tinnitus may include- Ménière’s disease, head or neck injuries, acoustic neuroma, Eustachian tube dysfunction, temporomandibular joint disorders, muscle spasm in the inner ear, atherosclerosis, hand and neck tumours, turbulent blood flow, malformation of capillaries, etc.
Some medications can also cause or worsen tinnitus. Usually the symptoms disappear when the drug is discontinued. These medicines include- Some antibiotics, cancer medications, diuretic pills, quinine medicines for malaria, certain antidepressants, aspirin, etc.
Some common factors which predispose a person to developing tinnitus are- Exposure to loud sound, that may be sudden or long term, advancing age, men are more prone to develop tinnitus, smoking, cardiovascular diseases that affect the blood flow like hypertension and atherosclerosis also increase the risk.
Tinnitus as such is not a very serious condition, but it can adversely affect the quality of life of a person by making him experience-stress, disturbances in sleep, difficulty in concentrating, depression, memory loss, anxiety and irritability, fatigue, etc.
Homoeopathy has an individualised and holistic approach towards the treatment of tinnitus, as we know that tinnitus is not a disease itself but a symptom to the underlying medical condition. Taking the holistic approach, homeopathy doctorwith proper case taking chooses medicine according to the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of the patient, which can cure the disease from its roots.
Homeopathy not only cures the symptoms and the underlying disease, but also treat the accessory mental symptoms like depression, irritability and anxiety that it brings with it.
Some of the commonly prescribed homeopathic medicines include-
Tinnitus can be diagnosed by the nature of symptoms and usually do not require any specific lab tests. On Avikadoctors patients facing tinnitus can consult the homeopathy doctor online and get permanent solution to their problems without needing to visit the clinics physically. Patients can register for free on the portal and choose the mode of consultation accordingly to their need.