Tinnitus is the ringing,buzzing,crackling or hissing sounds heard iside one or both the ears. Many people experience an occasional ringing in their ears,usually lasts for few minutes.If it doesnot get better or go away is called tinnitus.
Two main types
- Pulsatile(like a heart beat)tinnitus—caused by sounds created by muscle movements near the ear,changes in the ear canal or blood flow problems in the face or neck.You may hear as your own pulse or contractions of your muscles
- Non-pulsatile—caused by the nerves involved in hearing.You may hear in one or both the ears
- The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss,that occurs with aging
- Others include injury to the head,ear or neck,,,outer or middle or inner ear infections,(ear drum rupture,Menieres disease,labyrinthitis)abnormalities in the brain(brain tumours such as acoustic neuroma),EarWax,using certain drugs such as antibiotics or Aspirin.antidepressants,sedatives,,Dental problems,Temporo-mandibular problems,Neurologic disorders(migraine,multiple sclerosis),high or low blood pressure,cardiac diseases.,thyroid,anaemia.,allergies etc
Tinnitus can be treated with the homeo medication,.but it takes little time to cure completely.The infections,disorders which cause tinnitus are also cured without any side effects