Anyone who suffers from ringing ears understands how truly intrusive it can be. Described by sufferers as a ringing, buzzing or hissing in the ears, Tinnitus can become so difficult to live with that it can effect every aspect of life. Today, many people are searching for a way to alleviate the annoying symptoms of tinnitus. In order to be successful, it is first important to understand just what Tinnitus is, and how some of the remedies can help them.
Tinnitus is not actually a disease at all. In fact, it is a symptom. That’s right, all of us suffering from the confounding ringing in our ears are actually suffering from another disease.
Some of the underlying causes of ringing ears are:
• Damaged hearing
• Inner ear damage
• Damaged or blocked Eustachian tubes
• Drug use
There are two distinctive types of Tinnitus. The first is ‘subjective’ in which only the sufferer can hear the knocking, ringing or clicking. The second is ‘objective.’ Under this form, qualified doctors, utilizing specialized tools, can also hear the noises. More people suffer from subjective Tinnitus than objective Tinnitus.
Many doctors will attempt to ‘cure’ Tinnitus using a wide variety of drugs. Typically they will prescribe antihistamines, antidepressants or anticonvulsants. In some cases audio maskers or hearing aids will be used in an attempt to cover up or mask the noises. Some sufferers find a degree of relief from realization exercises, yoga or self-hypnosis. Unfortunately, because Tinnitus is a symptom, not a syndrome, these attempts at medical intervention usually only provide short-term relief.
It is precisely because of this that many of us have turned to natural cures for Tinnitus. These methods tend to address the underlying cause of the problem instead of simply treating the symptom. Many of these remedies are simple, common sense measures that attempt to address things like stress levels and poor diet choices.
Natural Tinnitus cures often have a much higher rate of success when compared to traditional medical intervention. As an added bonus, because of the very nature of the remedies, the people that use the more natural cures receive the added benefits of a healthier life style.
In short, while it is important to visit with a qualified doctor to ensure the underlying cause of your particular case of Tinnitus is not caused by a serious and correctable problem like blocked Eustachian tubes, true sufferers from Tinnitus may want to consider trying one of the many natural remedies available today.
Those of us that suffer from ringing in our ears know that it more than a mere annoyance. Instead of suffering in ‘silence’ take the step towards clearer hearing and thinking today by researching all of the available treatment options. There is a quieter world just yours for the taking. Don’t suffer from Tinnitus any longer than you have to.