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Causes and Treatment of Tinnitus

Multi Speciality Clinic
Multi Speciality, Pune
Causes and Treatment of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is when you think that there is noise when there really is no sound. It is very common and is not very serious either. It affects about 1/5th of the population. It is worth note that tinnitus is not a condition. Instead, it is a symptom of having a condition. These conditions range from hearing loss, an ear injury or even a circulatory system disorder. Even though tinnitus does worsen with age however it can also improve with treatment. If you know the cause of tinnitus, it does help treat it. Here is everything you need to know about tinnitus.

Symptoms of Tinnitus
As mentioned earlier, tinnitus is a ringing, hissing, clicking or buzzing sound which only you can hear and no one else.

Causes of Tinnitus
There are many common causes of tinnitus including:
1. Age-related hearing loss: Tinnitus is commonly caused due to hearing loss.
2. Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease is a type of inner ear disorder. It is when there are abnormalities in the fluid pressure of your inner ear.
3. Medications: Many medications have a side effect of tinnitus as well including certain antibiotics, antidepressants, cancer medications and even aspirin.
4. Loud noise exposure: Exposure to loud noise once in a while will not cause tinnitus. However, constant exposure to loud noise might cause tinnitus.
5. Changes in the shape of your ear bone: Otosclerosis is an abnormal bone growth which results in the bones in your middle ear stiffening.
6. Acoustic neuroma: There is a nerve, which goes from the brain straight to the inner ear. When this nerve develops a tumor, it is known as acoustic neuroma which is a common cause of tinnitus.

Treatment of Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be only be stopped if the underlying condition is treated. However, there are certain electronic devices, which help suppress the noise including:
1. Hearing aids: Hearing aids are already helpful for people who have hearing loss; however they can also help reduce tinnitus.
2. Masking device: Wearing a masking device which continuously emits a low-level noise helps stop the buzzing, clicking, hissing or ringing sound which comes with tinnitus.
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Tinnitus And Vertigo Management With Panchakarma!

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurvedic Doctor, Amritsar
Tinnitus And Vertigo Management With Panchakarma!
Have you tried a host of conventional therapies, taken numerous medications, consulted the best physicians - but a cure still seems elusive?

If you are looking for a faster and completely natural method of healing from these balance disorders, Ayurveda is your best option.

What is Tinnitus?
The word tinnitus is a latin derivative meaning to ring . In this condition, the person suffers from a disparity of sound in both ears without any external noise present, like hissing, roaring clicking, whistling and others.The ringing can be sporadic or continuous and the volume ranges from minute to blooming to clamourous.

Tinnitus has also been associated with-

Sensorineural hearing loss in people with a vata dominant type of body
Pulsatile tinnitus or rhythmic pulsing, a thumping sound that coordinates with the heartbeat.
Globally, 50 million, which is 10-18% of the total population, suffer from tinnitus.

What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is characterized by a feeling of sudden rush in the head which leads to swaying or spinning. This makes it difficult to stand in an upright position. Ayurveda calls it brahma .

Causes-
Ayurveda states that vertigo is an outcome of pitta and vatta dosha .

When these doshas becomes overactive, it imbalances the entire functioning system and causes irritating sensations like ringing in the ears.
Vestibular imbalance in the inner portion of the ear is another reason causing vertigo
When adequate oxygen flow to the ear is disrupted, it also causes abnormal ringing in the ears
Treatment-
Panchakarma is a five (pancha) therapy (karma) which makes use of complete ayurvedic techniques in detoxification and body-mind healing. It eliminates diseases from their roots by examining individual needs like the body constitution, pitta dosha, age, digestive fire, and other factors. It is a proven therapy to restore the optimal health of the body, vitality and inner balance.

This rejuvenating program believes in two major treatment methods- shodhana and shamana . Shodhana is cleansing of the body and Shamana refers to treatment with medications.

1. Panchakarma to treat Tinnitus

Nasya or errhine medications- Nose drop oils like vacha calms and balance the prana vayu. The oil is warmed, put in one nostril and it flows out of the other. This removes excess vata from the head and the neck area.
Abhyanga is of two types- Shiroabhyanga is a head massage and padabhyanga is a foot massage. In padabhyanga the soles of the feet are rubbed with warm sesame oil which calms the prana vayu. The oil penetrates deep into the skin, relaxes the body, nourishes every starved cell and removes excess waste products. It propels arterial and lymphatic circulation.
Karnapoorna or ear drops are used to relax the vata in the ears. Approximately ten drops of sesame oil is applied and allowed to stay for five-ten minutes. The ear is cleaned and the process is repeated for the other ear.
Kawala and Gandush is the gargling of specific medicated oils or kawath (liquid). It provides strength to the nerves of the ears and appeases the vata gandush.
2. Panchakarma to treat Vertigo
The science of Ayurveda does not state vertigo as a chronic disease. Rather it is a disorder of the nervous system. The vitiated pitta is responsible for causing the spinning sensation. This is where the Ayurvedic method of Panchakarma benefits the human body by balancing the pitta and purifying it. The healing techniques include-

Abhyanga or regular oil massaging
Swedana or treatment by applying herbal steam
Lymphatic massage
Basti or medicated enemas
Nasya or administering oils through the nostrils
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Tinnitus - Some Exercises You Must Try!

Bachelor in TCM, Diploma in Acupuncture, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Acupuncturist, Mumbai
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Main healer Santosh Kumar pandey. Aaj aapke liye ek bohot hi special topic lekar ke aaya hoon and actually its why special because jis tarah se maine patients dekhe hain, jis tarah ke maine is case ke liye patient dekhe hain and that is called tinnitus aur itni taklif lekar ke aate hain, itni vedna hoti hai unke chehre per, unke expressions mein wo main aapke sath aise share nahin kar sakta jitna unko dekhne ke baad mujhe samjh mein aata hai but ek acchi khabar hai unke liye ya tinnitus patiento ke liye ya is tarah se jo bohot jyada safar kar sakte hain, ho sakta hai wo yahan se nahin hai, Bombay se nahin hai kyunki main Bombay mein practice karta hoon puri duniya mein ho, pure hamare Bharat varsh mein suffer kar rahe ho unke liye ek bohot acchi khabar hai ki wo khud se bhi apne aap ko heal kar sakte hain to uske liye maine bohot sari mehnat kari, bohot sari koshish kari aur bohot sara humne sikha after seeing so many patients to usko mujhe aaj aapke sath share karna hai. Sabse pehle tinnitus kya hai? Wo batana chahunga so tinnitus ek aisi bimari hai aapke kaan se related, kaan se related kyon bole raha hoon kyunki inner ear & outer ear sab uske sath involve hain aur sab uske sath auditory nerve involve hota hai, internal bones bhi uske sath jo ear ke hote hain, drum be involved hota hai to usko mujhe is tarah se bolna padta hai ki kaan se related.

So tinnitus mein ek tarah ki awaaz aati hai wo awaaz humming sound ho sakti hai, uske sath ringing sound ho sakti hai, bell jaisa tann karke awaaz hota hai, kisi kisi ko hissing sound bhi hota hai jaise hiss is tarah ki feeling aati hai aur patient raat ko ekka-ek soya hua patient jag ke baith jata hai. So ye jo dard hai ye jo taklif hai aur jab regular chalta rahata hai 2 din, 4 din, 10 din, 20 din, ek mahina, uske baad wo doctor ko dekhna shuru karta hai ya kabhi-kabhi dusre-tisre din ke baad se doctor ko dekhna shuru karta hai lots of ENT doctor he goes,but sometimes there is no any help because abhi tak iska koi bhi samuchit ilaaj nahin mila paya matlab ekdam se effective ilaaj abhi tak nahin mil paya to so jo dard se suffer karte hain usmein hum logo ne bohot sare technique ijjat kari. Ab main bohot khushi ke sath aapke sath share karna chahta hoon ki ham log ismein bohot hi jyada safalta pa rahe hain hamara treatment ismein bohot hi effective hai, we do various types of treatments so that is actually mostly at Shenmen Healing Centre matlab hamare centre main iske upar kaam kar rahe the bohot acche results aane lage gye hain usmein acupuncture hai, usmein hydrogen therapy hai.

So ye teen-char cheezon ka combination hai uske sath kuch exercise hai jo ham log patient ko sikhate hain hain to main chahta hoon ki aap kahin bhi ho desh bhar mein bohot sari cheezen hai jo har jagah available nahin hoti but doston aajkal acupuncture bohot popular hai, acupressure bohot popular hai to agar aapke pass najdeek mein koi ek achcha doctor khojiye aur unke sath apni problem ko share kariye and start doing your treatment there and along with that jo main aapko aaj ek technicque sikhane ja raha hoon usko aap regular practice kariye you will be very happy and will get results also into all these things so aap please isko practice kare main aapko abhi usko sikhane ja raha hun please dhyan se isko dekhiye.

Sabse pehle main aapko bataun kya karna hai? Aap apne kaan Aise dekhiae, is tarah se yahan per dekhenge ye jo ear ka tip hai puri traha se apki ungli ko rakha aur karna kya hai aapko? iske circle mein aapka jo ear ka surface hai uske circle mein puri tarah se rounded-circle mein aapko tapping karni hai. Kaise karni hai? abh dekhen aapne do ungliya le liya aur start kiya aapne tip of the ear se kis tarah se 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 so 10 times is tarah se circle mein puri tarah se ear ke circle mein agar ek kaan mein mostly problem hota hai lekin kabhi-kabhi kisi patient ko dono kanon mein hota hai lekin aap donon taraf kar sakte hain. Kyunki iska koi side effect nahin hai sabse pahle baat dusra ek elderly age mein bhi logon ko hearing loss shuru ho jaata hai so uske liye bhi ye bohot achcha hai. Tinnitus ke case mein bhi bohot sare case mein dekh raha hoon ki tinnitus sath-sath wo sound ke sath-sath, ringing ke sath sath unki hearing loss bhi hoti hai to to hearing loss ke liye very effective blood flow yahaan per puri tarah se ho jata hai healing hoti hai because if you are tapping your ear so you are doing acupressure write? So see 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 issi tarah se pure kaan ke surface main aapko isko 10-10 ke counts mein din bher mein do baar ye exercise karni hai.

Uske baad aapne is tarah se apni do ungaliyan li apni aur ek kaan mein aapki middle finger, aapke kaan ke aage aur apki index finger aapke kaan ke piche ish tarah se 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9,10. 10-10 ka selection karenge 10-10 times aapke kaan ke age-piche is tarah se rub karenge is tarah 2 se 3 bar ek din main kariye isko aur jab bhi kabhi attack ataa hai matlab tinnitus ka jor se use samay isko regular karte rahiye. This finger aur this finger is tarah se apke kaan ke hole mein dalenge aur softly is tarah se isko ghumayenge ye tin ho gaya. Fourth exercise is what? is tarah se aapne Index finger ko liya apne kaan mein dala aur kis tarah se bhavware ka gunjan hota hai, jis tarah se bhavra gunjan karta hai us tarah se aapko aawaaz nikalni hai, pehle deep breath lena hai, puri gehri saans leni hai uske baad se ye ungali dono kaan mein daala aapane sawaas bhara aur sawaas bharane ke sath-sath ye ungli se andar donon kaan mein softly vibration dein dekhiye is tarah se aapko 10 bar, same exercise 10 bar karna hai aur fir jo 5th step of the exercise hai wo aapke sar ke piche matlab aapke jo apna baal is tarah se feel kariye ye surface per jayenge posterior jo aapka hair line hai yahan per aapane apna hath rakha ek bar, do bar, teen bar, char bar, panch bar is tarah se aapko isko bhi 10 bar karna hai.

So doston ye exercise aapke liye bohot kam ki hai raat ko sone se pahle isko jarur karen jisko bhi kaan ka problem hai, tinnitus ka problem hai aur uske baad jo hai aaram se thodi lambi gehri sawaas lijiye aur bistar per jaaiye, conditioning kariye, self conditioning kariye ki mujhe tinnitus ko theek karna hai kyunki doston tinnitus jab hota hai to aapki mansik sthiti bigadne lag jaati hai jo mera ab tak ka experience hai, I have seen lots of cases jo puri tarah se bechain ho jaate hain, anxiety badh jaati hai, stress badh jata hai, unko neend nahin aati, doctors unko sleeping pills mein dal dete hain ya fir jo hai anti-depression medicine per dal dete hain . To abh is bimari se ladne ke liye aapko khud bohot powerful hona padta hai aur agar aapne iske sath-sath yeh exercise add kar di hai to main aapko bata sakta hoon ki you can win and you will be 100% cured and you will be feeling very good.

Thank you.
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Tinnitus - What Causes It?

Multi Speciality, Pune
Tinnitus - What Causes It?
Tinnitus is when you think that there is noise when there really is no sound. It is very common and is not very serious either. It affects about 1/5th of the population. It is worth note that tinnitus is not a condition. Instead, it is a symptom of having a condition. These conditions range from hearing loss, an ear injury or even a circulatory system disorder. Even though tinnitus does worsen with age however it can also improve with treatment. If you know the cause of tinnitus, it does help treat it. Here is everything you need to know about tinnitus.

Symptoms of Tinnitus:
As mentioned earlier, tinnitus is a ringing, hissing, clicking or buzzing sound which only you can hear and no one else.

Causes of Tinnitus:
There are many common causes of tinnitus including:

Age-related hearing loss: Tinnitus is commonly caused due to hearing loss.
Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease is a type of inner ear disorder. It is when there are abnormalities in the fluid pressure of your inner ear.
Medications: Many medications have a side effect of tinnitus as well including certain antibiotics, antidepressants, cancer medications and even aspirin.
Loud noise exposure: Exposure to loud noise once in a while will not cause tinnitus. However, constant exposure to loud noise might cause tinnitus.
Changes in the shape of your ear bone: Otosclerosis is an abnormal bone growth which results in the bones in your middle ear stiffening.
Acoustic neuroma: There is a nerve, which goes from the brain straight to the inner ear. When this nerve develops a tumor, it is known as acoustic neuroma which is a common cause of tinnitus.
Treatment of Tinnitus:
Tinnitus can be only be stopped if the underlying condition is treated. However, there are certain electronic devices, which help suppress the noise including:

Hearing aids: Hearing aids are already helpful for people who have hearing loss; however, they can also help reduce tinnitus.
Masking device: Wearing a masking device which continuously emits a low-level noise helps stop the buzzing, clicking, hissing or ringing sound which comes with tinnitus.
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All You Need To Know About Viagra Consumption

MD, BHMS, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Sexologist, Delhi
All You Need To Know About Viagra Consumption
Some people experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction and think of consuming Viagra. Viagra is the market name of a substance called Sildenafil, which is used for the correction of erectile dysfunction. It creates hypertension in the blood vessels, enabling you to get an enhanced erection. Viagra is quite useful for boosting your sexual performance. However, you may experience several side effects on your health. Before deciding on using a pack of Viagra, it is advised to consult a doctor to know the exact dosage that would work for you.

Dosages

1. 50 mg is the recommended dosage for men in general. The dose can be sometimes increased up to 100 mg. It depends on tolerance and effectiveness. The dose may also be decreased to 25 mg in some cases. It is also advised not to take Viagra more than once a day. The dosage will have to be altered if you take other prescribed medicines.

2. Viagra single packs are also prescribed by doctors. Single packs are available in dosages of 25, 50 and 100 mg.

When should you avoid viagra?

Viagra should be avoided in some cases.

These include the following:

1. In case you take prescribed nitrates for chest pain or pulmonary disorder, your doctor would advise you not to use Viagra due as it increases the risk of high blood pressure, which can be quite disastrous for your health.

2. Many people are allergic to sildenafil, which is a substance present in Viagra.

Side effects of consuming viagra

Viagra causes several serious side effects on the body. Therefore, it is very important to take a doctor s advice and know about the different adversities. The most common side effects include the following:

1. Priapism: This is a condition where your erection lasts for about four hours or longer and does not end. Permanent damage to the penis is indicated if this condition is not treated.

2. Loss of vision and hearing impairment: Viagra may cause Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). This disorder may lead to loss of vision in one or both the eyes. Tinnitus or hearing impairment is another condition, which may occur as a side effect of consuming Viagra.

You should always consult a doctor before you decide to take as he would know best about the dosage required by your body. He will also advise you about an ideal method of usage.
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Constant Ringing in Ears - Know The Reasons Behind It!

DNB (ENT), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS, SR (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Ahmedabad
Constant Ringing in Ears - Know The Reasons Behind It!
Tinnitus is a disorder which is characterized by a constant perception of a ringing noise in the ears. This is not the condition in itself, rather it signals some other underlying condition such as an ear injury or age related hearing loss. It is not a serious condition, although the symptoms can worsen with age. If you are affected by this disorder, you might experience or hear a constant ringing sensation in the ears, even if there are no external sources of noise. These sounds could range from being a buzzing, ringing, to a hissing sound. This condition has mighty chances of interfering with your daily routine.

It is classified into two types:

Objective tinnitus: This disorder is caused by muscle contractions or a blood vessel problem.
Subjective tinnitus: The more commonly occurring type, it is caused by damage to the auditory nerves or regions of the brain that interpret sound.
The causes of this disorder are:

Exposure to loud noise: If you are exposed to loud noises such as the ones emanating from firearms or heavy machinery over a prolonged period, it can lead to tinnitus.
Aging: Aging can cause progressive loss of hearing, thus triggering tinnitus.
Blockage of the ear: There is earwax present in the ears, the function of which is to trap dirt and bacteria. Excessive earwax accumulation leads to loss of hearing, resulting in tinnitus.
Modifications of the ear bone: Any stiffening of the middle bone in the ear could impair your hearing and result in this condition.
Certain factors such as smoking, age, sex (men are prone to this disorder) and heart related disorders increase the risks of being affected by this condition.

Treatment
The treatment of this condition begins with the identification of the underlying condition, if any. The various treatment options are

Removal of earwax: Excess earwax has gotten rid of which can relieve symptoms of tinnitus.
Suppression of noise: Certain machines, known as white noise machines, produce random sounds such as the sound of rain or the sounds of waves, thus eliminating the hearing of sounds which are common to this condition.
Medications: Certain medications such as alprazolam and nortriptyline can help reduce the severity of the symptoms.
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Nasya Therapy - Understanding Its Benefits!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Pune
Nasya Therapy - Understanding Its Benefits!
Nasya is an Ayurvedic term, a procedure followed for disorders related to migraine, throat, nose, ear, sinusitis and any other organ above the neck. Ayurveda purifies these organs and removes vitiated doshas through the nasal openings. The nasal treatment happens in the form of medicated powders, medicinal fumes, nasal oil or medicated juice.

Efficacy of the treatment:
This form of treatment is tailor made for disease related to ENT and Eye ailments. The treatment aims at getting the toxins removed from the neck and head region by administering oil through the nasal cavity. Other areas where Nasya can be applied to get good results include psychiatry, dentistry, and neurology.

Types of Nasya:
As per function, there are 3 different types of Nasya Brihmana nasya, Virechana nasya and Shamana nasya. As per quality, Nasya can be divided into 2 categories i.e. Pratimarsha nasya and Marsha nasya. Some other popular nasal therapy treatment includes the following:

Navana: When Nasya is meant for Shodhana or Snehana, it is termed as Navana. This is the most common type of Navana and is used for hair fall, headaches and bells palsy tinnitus.
Pradhamana: This is a procedure where dry powders get blown into the nostrils through a narrow pipe. It can also be inhaled. Diseases such as epilepsy, sudden unconsciousness and any other diseases related to the brain are treated through this method. Some other herbs that are used along with this method of treatment include vacha, vidanga, maricha etc.
Avapeedana: In this form of Nasys, juice extracts are injected into the nostrils. 4-6 drops of juice for each nostril are required. This treatment is ideal for patients suffering from poisoning, epilepsy, delirium, rhinitis etc.
Dhooma: This form of Nasya has 3 subtypes- virechanik, prayogik and snehaik. In Dhooma, a patient is made to inhale medicated fume from both the mouth and nostrils for 3-4 times. The exhalation should only happen from the mouth.
Herbs used in Nasya Karma:
Some common herbs that is used for preparing any nasya preparation include apamarg, vidanga, hingu, tulasi, maricha and lahsuna. Some common oil preparation of Nasya includes anu, narayana, marichyadi, guraadi, shadbindu etc. A common preparation of Nasya is known as guraadi that include herbs such as shunthi, pippali, and saindhava.

Benefits of Nasya treatment:
There are numerous benefits of nasya treatment, some of the notables ones include:

It develops and strengthens the shoulders, chest, skin, and neck.
The sensory organs become much stronger after nasya therapy of 3-4 weeks.
Any person witnessing grey hair can get rid of it with regular nasya treatment.
Nasal medication also strengthens the visual site of a person.
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Vertigo - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

MD
Ayurvedic Doctor, Pune
Vertigo - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?
Are you aware of the causes and symptoms of vertigo? Also known as bhrama, vertigo is a balance disorder. It is also referred to as a spinning sensation and head rush. A sense of spinning of the nearby surroundings is experienced by a person affected with vertigo. Standing in an upright position becomes difficult. The onset of this condition occurs in several ways. Ayurveda has a complex explanation for vertigo or bhrama, which is as follows:

Ayurvedic approach
According to Ayurveda, vertigo is caused because of your pitta and vata doshas.

When the vata and pitta doshas get excited, an abnormal functioning of the balance mechanism within your inner ear is caused.
A vestibular imbalance, or an imbalance in the inner part of your ear is the primary cause of vertigo. It disrupts the coordination of a stimulus and response.
Any defect or disruption in the proper flow of oxygen to the ear can result in vertigo attacks.
Factors causing imbalance in doshas

Viral infections like common cold
Ear problems like discharges, infections in the ear cavity, and perforation of the eardrum
Certain cardiovascular diseases such as low blood pressure, valve diseases, and improper heart rhythms
Migraine and anemia
Certain neck ailments such as cervical spondylosis
Arthritis and injury to the head that leads to concussions
Ayurvedic treatment

Several Ayurvedic herbs and remedies are used for the treatment of vertigo. These herbs are added to a patient s regular diet. They are as follows:
Ashwagandha improves the flow of oxygen in your body. It is commonly used for dealing with respiratory problems that result in vertigo or bhrama.
Ginkgo is the most effective Ayurvedic herb for curbing all forms of circulatory problems. It enhances the flow of oxygen to various parts of your body. It is ideal for the reduction and elimination of vertigo. It also cures ringing in the ears, which is a common vertigo symptom.
The roots of the vacha tree are effective in giving relief to vertigo patients.
A concoction made of Guduchi Kasaya is effective in curing a vertigo. One should have 30ml of the concoction every morning, at least half an hour before breakfast.
Other important Ayurvedic remedies that help with vertigo management include Triphala, Sarpagandha, Yogendra rasa, Saraswatarishtha, and many others.
It is recommended for you to visit an Ayurvedic practitioner before starting Ayurvedic treatment for vertigo on your own. He will be able to diagnose your condition and severity, and accordingly prescribe the best treatment.
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Tinnitus - Defining The Types!

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB - ENT
ENT Specialist, Nashik
Tinnitus - Defining The Types!
If you hear a constant ringing in your ears without any external stimulus, it is called tinnitus. The sound can also manifest as incessant roaring, hissing, buzzing or clicking. The sound can be loud or soft, low or high pitched. Tinnitus can occur in one ear, or both the ears.

Tinnitus is primarily of two types:
i. Subjective tinnitus: This type of tinnitus is very common. In this type, only you are able to hear the ringing, or buzzing. The main cause of subjective tinnitus is ear problems, especially in the inner, middle and outer ear. Problems in the auditory nerves (hearing) or auditory pathways (the part in your brain that changes nerve signals into sound) can also cause subjective tinnitus.
ii. Objective tinnitus: In this type of tinnitus, the doctor can also hear the sound when he/she performs an examination. This type of tinnitus is rare. Muscles contractions, problems in the blood vessels or conditions in the middle ear bone can cause objective tinnitus.

Causes
Tinnitus is not a condition; it is more of a symptom of some other underlying medical condition. Tinnitus can be caused by any of the following complications-
1. Hearing loss (This happens mostly among older people)
2. Loud noises
3. Sinus and ear infections
4. Blood vessel or heart problems
5. Meniere's disease (The inner ear is affected by unknown causes which lead to deafness)
6. Brain tumours
7. Hormonal changes (This happens mostly to women)
8. Thyroid problem
9. Certain medications (antibiotics, cancer medicines, diuretics, quinine medication, some types of antidepressants, aspirin)

Symptoms
The symptoms of tinnitus include
1. You hear noises that no one else will be able to hear
2. The sound can be depicted as chirping, whistling, screeching, clicking, static, hissing, buzzing, roaring, pulsing, musical or whooshing.
3. The sounds can vary greatly in volume and it is most prominent at night or when your surroundings are quiet
4. Loss of hearing commonly follows tinnitus.
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All About Tinnitus

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
All About Tinnitus
If you hear a constant ringing in your ears without any external stimulus, it is called tinnitus. The sound can also manifest as incessant roaring, hissing, buzzing or clicking. The sound can be loud or soft, low or high pitched. Tinnitus can occur in one ear, or both the ears.

Tinnitus is primarily of two types:
i. Subjective tinnitus: This type of tinnitus is very common. In this type, only you are able to hear the ringing, or buzzing. The main cause of subjective tinnitus is ear problems, especially in the inner, middle and outer ear. Problems in the auditory nerves (hearing) or auditory pathways (the part in your brain that changes nerve signals into sound) can also cause subjective tinnitus.
ii. Objective tinnitus: In this type of tinnitus, the doctor can also hear the sound when he/she performs an examination. This type of tinnitus is rare. Muscles contractions, problems in the blood vessels or conditions in the middle ear bone can cause objective tinnitus.

Causes
Tinnitus is not a condition; it is more of a symptom of some other underlying medical condition. Tinnitus can be caused by any of the following complications-
1. Hearing loss (This happens mostly among older people)
2. Loud noises
3. Sinus and ear infections
4. Blood vessel or heart problems
5. Meniere's disease (The inner ear is affected by unknown causes which lead to deafness)
6. Brain tumours
7. Hormonal changes (This happens mostly to women)
8. Thyroid problem
9. Certain medications (antibiotics, cancer medicines, diuretics, quinine medication, some types of antidepressants, aspirin)

Symptoms
The symptoms of tinnitus include
1. You hear noises that no one else will be able to hear
2. The sound can be depicted as chirping, whistling, screeching, clicking, static, hissing, buzzing, roaring, pulsing, musical or whooshing.
3. The sounds can vary greatly in volume and it is most prominent at night or when your surroundings are quiet
4. Loss of hearing commonly follows tinnitus.
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