Have you ever heard ringing in your ears that was nonstop? Well, I have and it’s no fun. When I first discovered it I was like “my ear is ringing what do I do? Well, I tell you one thing if you experience ringing in your ears don’t try ignoring it.
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What Is Tinnitus And How Is It Treated?
The ringing in your ears is called Tinnitus and it can be common for people who have hearing loss, loud concerts or loud music, illnesses and other conditions. According to WebMD
Dr. Wilcox at Jefferson Hospital wrote about tinnitus and according to him there are no cures for tinnitus, it can come and go on its own. If it bothers you there are ways you can mask the ringing in the ears.
What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?
Tinnitus can sound like many different things. It can sound like:
Nails on a chalkboard
What Does Tinnitus Feel Like?
I have been dealing with ringing in my ears for 6 months so far. Some days the ringing can get really high and loud. Imagine you are watching a scary movie in a movie theater and when the monster comes up behind the character in the movie they shriek like a banshee. That’s how loud sometimes my ears ring.
Other days it feels like nails on a chalkboard which is very unpleasant and unnerving.
What Are The First Signs Of Tinnitus?
The first sign of tinnitus is the ringing in your ears. But it could be temporary, but if it’s persistent and doesn’t go away then you need to start looking into some options.
What Are The Symptoms Of Tinnitus?
I am not going to speak for everyone who had or had tinnitus before. But for me it started with a low hum didn’t think much of it. Then it went to like a medium-level hum or buzzing. Still, I really didn’t pay much attention because I thought it was the vent or something else in my room.
Finally, I noticed the tinnitus when it was a high-pitched hum like a little bird in my ear. It was the most annoying sound I have ever heard. Then I started to ask questions and find the right doctors because I couldn’t stand it anymore.
What Is The Duration Of Tinnitus?
I hate to break it to you but the thing with tinnitus there is no set duration of how long it lasts. It could easily fade as it did when it came. But some people, are not lucky like that. I know some people who still have tinnitus for multiple years.
I am one of those people who are not lucky and my tinnitus still exists for 6 months so far. But I will tell you what I decided to do a little later.
What Are The Reasons For Tinnitus?
Like I said before there could many reasons for tinnitus. According to Mayo Clinic the reasons for ringing in your ear can be due to:
Ear wax blockage
Ear bone changes
Exposure to loud noise
Age-related hearing loss
However, don’t think that’s it there could be more so make sure you consult your doctor.
Should I See A Doctor For Tinnitus?
In my opinion, yes you should see a doctor if the ringing in your ears continues. It could due to something minor or it could be due to something more serious. But let your doctor have a look it can’t hurt to know.
It only took me, three doctors, to figure out what’s causing my tinnitus perhaps you will be lucky that your doctor will be able to figure it out on the first try.
Are There Any Tinnitus Home Remedies That Really Work?
That depends on what you consider a home remedy. If you are wondering if essential oils work for ringing in the ears they do not, I tried If you are asking for some kind over the counter pill or medicine you will have to ask your doctor if those work.
My doctor told me those home remedies out there are useless. However, if you are considering a home remedy as a masking device to cover up the ringing in your ears, then I got good news for you.
Those types of devices do work and I currently use one called Roffie. It helps me sleep at night by listening to static noise, ocean, rain, etc. It really helps me to tune out the ringing in my ears. They are extremely affordable, so check it out on Amazon now.
How To Stop The Ringing In Your Ears Instantly?
The answer to that question is you can’t. Sometimes tinnitus goes away by itself but sometimes it stays there forever. There is no magic pill, potion, remedy, etc to cure tinnitus. If you see other websites advertising to you about a secret way to get rid of tinnitus those are fake websites.
If Your Ears Start Ringing For No Reason Then You Need To Pursue Other Options
Perhaps you are like me that you find white noise distracting during the day. Maybe just ignoring the tinnitus doesn’t work. If your doctor tells you one thing try a different doctor. Some of them tell you different things when it comes to tinnitus, just keep your mind open.
I kept my choices fully open because I can’t stand the ringing in my ears and it bothers me. I admit the white noise machine during the day is kind of soothing when listening to the waves of the ocean.
Remember that post a while back ago when I talked to you about common hearing aid complaints and problems? Well like I said I really kept my options open and I decided to try getting two hearing aids.
Apparently, I was wrong about the last ear surgery that I have gotten back in 2012. That surgery didn’t fix my hearing to make me hear better, it just made me hear without a hearing aid for the next 8 years. My doctor said this may or may not mask the ringing but it will help me hear better than what I am currently hearing now.
Speaking of which I was supposed to get them after publishing this post, but because of this coronavirus going around, I can’t get them until the quarantine is over. But who knows when that will be?
If you experience ringing in your ears don’t be naive like me, go see a doctor and keep your mind on the possibilities that might help the ringing fade in the background so it doesn’t bother you anymore. Well at least for a few hours during the day.
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