30 Mar Causes for ringing ears
What Causes ringing ears?
The first experience I had of ringing in my ears was after exposure to loud noise from rock concerts when I was younger. The ringing in my ear would be constant for the next day, but within 24 hrs it would usually stop ringing.
Many years later when asked to provide Tinnitus Relief to a client I began to investigate more into the causes for ringing ears and in particular how to stop.
Exposure to loud noise and hearing loss.
Obviously men’s health and women’s health changes as we get older and one of the most common causes for ringing in the ear is hearing loss. Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily cause ringing in the ears, but it is very often associated with it.
One widely used Tinnitus treatment to help stop ringing in the ears is a hearing aid. If the hair cell or cells of the inner ear are damaged or diseased, the ringing in the ears can be reduced by using a special hearing aid to boost the frequency at that point.
Another cause for ringing in the ears can be ear infection. This can often be the case if you’ve been feeling a bit run down and your health has become second to your ‘busy-ness’. Sometimes that can be temporary, but sometimes people find their ears ring even after the ear infection has gone away.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Something else that is believed to cause Tinnitus is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, where the joints of the jaw create some kind of pressure that causes your ears to ring.
High Blood Pressure and Stress
In my own practice I have been able to provide Tinnitus relief to many patients by helping them reduce their blood pressure. This is usually high owing to stress, anxiety, frustration, anger and so on. I notice that my own ears ring too, when I have had the kind of day that is likely to raise my own blood pressure.
Ménière’s disease is a condition of the inner ear and may cause attacks of vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing ears). There is no specific treatment for Ménière’s disease but there are ways of reducing the symptoms of it and so these may also help stop the ear ringing as well.
Inner Ear or Middle Ear Damage
Any kind of Inner Ear or Middle Ear damage may cause ringing ears, because of damage to the hair cells, neurons or other as yet undiscovered cause.
How To Stop Ringing In The Ears
Most people look to Tinnitus remedies such as Ginkgo Biloba or ear treatments in order to try and stop the ringing but none have yet been clinically proven.
In the Tinnitus Improvement Program there are several exercises designed to help you reduce your symptoms or possibly even bring about a ‘cure’, depending on your specific causes for ringing ears.
It is based on 17 years experience of helping people and several years of Tinnitus Research. You can click here for more details.