Tinnitus And Its Treatment:
Are you aware of Tinnitus or Ringing in ears? This is a common hearing disorder. Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It is not a condition; it is the symptom of an underlying condition, which may be hearing loss owing to age, ear injury or circulatory system disorder. This is something which can worsen with age if left untreated. We at Bengal Speech and Hearing Pvt Ltd being the largest chain of centers for Hearing aids, through this blog would make you aware about Ringing in ears.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound or noise when no external sound is present. It is often referred to as “Ringing in the Ear”. Although the sound perceived, may not be ringing to be specific, it may be hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking sounds too. This may be a continuous or intermittent with single or different frequencies.
Causes and Symptoms of Tinnitus:
As mentioned above the symptom of the disease may be hearing phantom noises any of the following like ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing, etc when no sound actually exists. The pitch of the noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal. It may be heard in a single ear or both the ears. In some cases it may be louder such that it prevents the person’s ability to concentrate in any activity. It may be present all the time or may come and go.
There a 2 types of Tinnitus:
Subjective Tinnitus: This is the most common type, where only the patient can hear. It can be caused by multiple factors like problems pertaining to the middle or inner ears. It can also be a result of problem in the auditory or hearing nerve. It could also be on account of that part of the brain which interprets the nerve signals as sounds.
Objective Tinnitus: In this type, the audiologist can hear the sound the patient hears when the test is being conducted. This type of Tinnitus is rare and may be caused because of blood vessel problem, a middle ear bone condition or muscle contractions.
Causes may include age related hearing loss, continuous exposure to loud noise above safe hearing levels, earwax blockage, changes in the ear bones. All these may lead to primary causes of Tinnitus.
Who can help to treat Tinnitus?
Experienced audiologists who are qualified and experienced enough are able to treat this complex problem of Ringing in ears. Time should be taken to understand the exact condition the Ringing in ears patient is going through. Thereafter the diagnostic hearing tests are conducted to evaluate the cause and the extent. Only after correct evaluation can the right treatment be provided for treating Tinnitus.
We at Bengal Speech and Hearing Private Limited are experts in treatment of hearing loss. Our teams of Audiologists are experts in the field of Hearing Loss Treatment. So their expertise can help in the treatment of Ringing in ears along with other Treatments. For further information about Hearing Loss and treatment please visit http://www.bengalspeech.com