Nobody likes that annoying ringing in their ears!
We’ve probably all experienced it: a constant and very annoying ringing in the ear or ears that occurs after going to a loud concert, or maybe it just appears randomly during the day. Sometimes the ringing is high, other times it is low. No matter how you sound, it can block you from hearing things around you and drive you crazy. Unfortunately, chronic tinnitus is incurable, but some forms of tinnitus can be reduced or even eliminated. How does it all work? We explain.
Tinnitus can have many different causes, but these are the five most common.
Tinnitus is the official name for ringing in the ears. Is it a ringing in your ears that won’t go away, a really annoying ringing, or just a constant noise. Tinnitus is common, but has different levels of severity and can have different causes. The ringing can start gradually, but it can also start suddenly. Below we explain the five most common causes and what you can do to relieve or cure your tinnitus.
- Concerts and other loud noises
Regular or prolonged exposure to loud noises is often the cause of tinnitus. The most common version of temporary ringing in the ears is the ringing you hear after exiting a club or concert. But loud noises at work can also be the culprit. Listening to sounds above 80 decibels for extended periods of time can cause hearing loss. Examples: Alarms, bells and freight traffic produce a noise of 80 decibels. Ringing in the ears from loud noises can be avoided by using hearing protection. Always be careful when dealing with loud noise, as this type of tinnitus can eventually be permanent!
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If something is wrong with the body, you can sometimes notice it in your ears as they start ringing. For example, if you have a headache, your ears may also start ringing. To avoid this, it is important to get enough sleep. Too little sleep can cause migraines with tinnitus. In addition, you need to relax regularly. This way you avoid stress, which also avoids potential headaches. In addition to headaches, a cold can also cause tinnitus. All that snot and sniffle can block the eustachian tube, causing pressure and temporary hearing loss. One way to reduce the amount of mucus is steaming. Add peppermint or eucalyptus to steaming water for an even better effect.
- High blood pressure
If you have high blood pressure, you are at a higher risk of getting tinnitus. The ringtone can be a low or high pitched tone. To get rid of it, you need to lower your blood pressure. You can achieve this by eating less sugar and salt; These two ingredients can really raise your blood pressure. Drinking less caffeine can also help lower blood pressure.
Earwax may sound pretty gross, but it’s an essential substance that everyone has in their ears. However, if you have too much earwax, it can cause a blockage. Severe congestion can make your ears ring. You might think this problem can be easily fixed with a cotton swab, but that’s not always the case. In fact, the cotton swab may actually make the problem worse! To combat the excessive amount of earwax, you can consult your doctor and have your ears cleaned. This can sometimes be the fastest way to get rid of tinnitus. It may work immediately or you will notice it after a few days. If you prefer to do it yourself, you can buy ear sprays to clean your ears. This will dissolve the earwax so that it drains out of your ears when you shower. However, do not use this spray if you have a perforated eardrum and do not use it too often. Earwax has a protective function, so don’t overdo it.
Can’t get rid of your tinnitus? So your brain may have made a little mistake at some point and caused a ringing in your ears that can’t be explained. Unfortunately, chronic tinnitus is incurable, but research has shown that acupuncture can help reduce symptoms. The study in question found that 93% of those tested noticed an improvement. So it’s definitely worth a try!