A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Tinnitus
I had a question the other day about tinnitus.
Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds.
The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness.
It’s often worse when background noise is low, so you may be more aware of it at night when you’re trying to fall asleep in a quiet room.
In rare cases, the sound beats in sync with your heart.
Tinnitus is very common.
For most people, it’s merely an annoyance.
In severe cases, however, tinnitus may cause you to have difficulty concentrating and sleeping.
It may eventually interfere with work and personal relationships.
Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss, but it doesn’t cause the loss and hearing loss doesn’t cause tinnitus.
In fact, some people with tinnitus have no difficulty hearing, and in a few cases they even become so overly sensitive to sound they need to muffle external noises.
Sometimes tinnitus is caused by an infection or blockage in your ear, and the tinnitus can disappear once the underlying condition is treated.
Often, however, tinnitus continues after the underlying condition is treated.
In such cases, other therapies may bring significant relief by either decreasing or covering up the unwanted sound.
Prolonged exposure to loud sounds is the most common cause of tinnitus.
Up to 90% of people with tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss.
The noise causes permanent damage to your cochlea, a spiral-shaped organ in your inner ear that’s sensitive to sound.
Carpenters, pilots, rock musicians, street-repair workers, and landscapers are some people who are at risk, as are people who work with chain saws, guns, or those who often listen to loud music.
A single exposure to a sudden extremely loud noise can also cause tinnitus.
Other conditions and illnesses can lead to tinnitus, including:
>Blockage of your ear from wax buildup, an ear infection, or rarely, a benign tumor of the nerve that allows you to hear.
>Certain drugs, mainly aspirin, several types of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, sedatives, and antidepressants, as well as quinine medications; tinnitus is cited as a potential side effect for about 200 prescription and nonprescription drugs.
>The natural aging process, which can cause deterioration of your cochlea or other parts of your ear.
>Meniere’s disease, which affects the inner part of your ear.
>Otosclerosis, a disease resulting in stiffening of the small bones in your middle ear.
>Other medical conditions like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, circulatory problems, anemia, allergies, an underactive thyroid gland, and diabetes.
>Neck or jaw problems, like TMJ syndrome.
>Injuries to your head and neck.
Tinnitus can worsen in some people if they drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, drink caffeinated beverages, or eat certain foods.
For reasons researchers don’t yet understand, stress and fatigue seem to worsen tinnitus.
To deal with tinnitus it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water.
*Eat a low-salt diet.
*Increase essential fats (flax oil, fish oils, Omega-3 oils).
*Explore the use of onion juice drops, garlic oil, ear oils found in health food stores, or hydrogen peroxide dropped directly into the ear.
*Consider Oil of Oregano.
*Avoid dairy products.
*Investigate possible triggers/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) as they often trigger or aggravate the condition.
*Consider chiropractic or osteopathic assessment.
*Consider craniosacral therapy.
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