What Causes Tinnitus?

Many people don’t understand that tinnitus (that buzzing or ringing sound in the ear) is a treatable condition. All they have to do is find out what causes tinnitus and then work from there to reduce their symptoms, and then finally get rid of it all together.

Coldplay star Chris Martin revealed he has tinnitus. Photo from dailymail.co.uk

It is important to realize that the buzzing in the ear is a sign that something more serious is going on in another part of the body. Many times it can be caused by more than one thing. That is why the most popular and effective new treatments for ear noises are focused around isolating what’s causing the noise and then fixing it. It wasn’t until recently that it was even known that tinnitus was caused by other issues going on in the body. For years, people were just attributing it to “ear problems.” Now that more is known about the condition, more can be done to cure it. Most people don’t even realize that they have a problem with their ears until they’re lying in bed at night trying to go to sleep. Some people are plagued by a constant ringing, buzzing, clicking, or whooshing sound in their ears. There are reasons that this is happening, and it can be taken care of if treated properly. The causes for ringing ears vary, but there are a few major contributors that everyone suffering from ear noises should know about. There are many causes of ringing in the ears, but the causes are so varied it’s nearly impossible for doctors to treat just the “ringing in the ears.” Some of the most common causes of ringing in the ears are loud noises, head trauma, overuse of medication,excessive caffeine or alcohol intake, improper diet, anxiety, depression and stress.

A tinnitus sufferer for 14 years revealed how loud noise caused her tinnitus.

Loud noises

Listening to loud music, or spending time in a loud environment can torment your ears long after you’ve left the area. Loud noises can cause trauma to the ears, thus leaving lasting damage and a ringing sensation especially when your surroundings become quiet. READ How tinnitus nearly ruined my career: Coldplay star Chris Martin reveals he has been suffering ear torment for years

Head trauma

Most people don’t go to the doctor every time they bump their head, but some people could have injuries that are affecting their inner ear and not even know it.

Overuse of medication

Most people don’t notice how intense their problem can be until they’re in a quiet environment or trying to go to sleep for the night. Because of this they’re much more likely to turn to sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medication to try and get rid of the noise. Unfortunately this is one of the common causes of ringing in the ears.

Excessive caffeine or alcohol intake

Drinking too much caffeine (for example, coffee) or alcohol can over stimulate the brain, making a person anxious and more prone to experience ringing ears.

Improper diet

Most people who experience tinnutis symptoms have good days and bad days. It is critical to maintain a proper diet to produce more good days than bad. When it comes to Tinnitus prevention it is very important to avoid eating toxins and dead food (food without the enzymes present to digest it). People who suffer from tinnitus should reduce or eliminate consumption of fast foods and pre-packaged or processed foods. Add to your diet foods that heal (raw fruits and vegetables – preferably organic) and add to your diet plenty of clean water.

Anxiety or depression

Anxiety and depression are known causes of ringing ears as they cause a person’s stress level to jump up, resulting in higher blood pressure and consequently a ringing in the ears.

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