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Silence is a situation that has a different effect on everyone. For some, silence is a peaceful and meaningful environment. But for those who suffer from issues like ringing in the ears, it becomes more than just miserable. Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus can have so many adverse effects on our health because all you can hear all the time is ringing. Silence becomes irritating. Inactivity around us becomes depressing and living without any sound playing around can drive us crazy.
Furthermore, it can lead us to many serious issues. Do you want to know more about it? keep reading.
What Is Tinnitus Or Ringing In The Ear?
Tinnitus which is also known as ringing in the ears is a feeling when we hear:
Moreover, all types of those repeated sounds which can drive us insane. The noises heard in tinnitus are either intermittent or continuous. The intensity varies from person to person and can vary in loudness.
This usually gets worse when background noise is low or close to none. Though we are aware of the sound we’re hearing in our ears, but it gets intense when we’re trying to fall asleep in a quiet room.
The Common Causes Of Tinnitus
All the people who usually suffer from tinnitus think what actually is the cause of this crazy ringing in our ears. Let me tell you, it can be a result of:
- An over-exposure to loud noises
- Inner ear issues
- Excessive wax build-up
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Sinus problems
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid disease.
If we are exposed to loud noises most of the time, it can cause us tinnitus. 90% of the people who are suffering from tinnitus experience some level of noise-induced hearing loss. It can become permanent and can be a danger to our cochlea, a spiral-shaped organ in the inner ear.
You can experience this in a result of these conditions:
- Consuming Certain Drugs: Such as Aspirin, Antibiotics, Anti-inflammatories, Antidepressants
- Drugs that are non-prescribed
- Aging: It can cause our cochlea or other parts of the ear to deteriorate
- Otosclerosis: This disease stiffening the small bones in the middle ear
- Cardiovascular disease
- Circulatory problems
- Neck or jaw problems
Manage It With These Methods
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT/ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy consists of those techniques that help us in restructuring and relaxation to change the way we think about and respond to tinnitus.
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
The Tinnitus Training Therapy works on the assumption that tinnitus results from abnormal neuronal activity. This helps to make them less noticeable or less bothersome.
- Biofeedback And Stress Management
Tinnitus can get really stressful, and stress can worsen tinnitus. Biofeedback is a therapy that works on controlling the tinnitus stress by changing bodily responses. Electrodes attached to the skin feed information about physiological processes such as pulse, skin temperature, and muscle tension into a computer, which displays the output on a monitor.
Who Usually Suffers From Tinnitus?
In daily work routine, we do not very much notice what affects our hearing as we are so busy on focusing to get it done. The people who tend to be more exposed to it are:
- Rock musicians
- Street-repair workers
People who work with:
- Chain saws
- Repeatedly listen to loud music
How Marham Can Help You Out
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Javeria Adil Chughtai
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