Tinnitus, or the experiencing of ringing or other sounds in your ears, is a symptom that many people suffer from. Sometimes your doctor can readily determine the cause of your symptoms, while for many people theres no obvious medical cause. Well be looking at some of the symptoms of tinnitus in this article, but everyone experiences this condition a little differently.
An interesting fact regarding tinnitus is that it can be grouped as either objective, or subjective. A large number of the cases are subjective, meaning only the person who has the symptoms can hear the sounds in their ears. However, some cases are objective which means that the physician can also hear the sound when using a stethoscope. Objective tinnitus is more likely to be curable, because the cause can usually be identified. The subjective kind, since its only experienced by the sufferer, can be much harder to cure. People experiencing the symptoms of tinnitus must have it checked out at the doctors to figure out what type they have.
You may not always have tinnitus symptoms in both ears (bilateral tinnitus). Some people get unilateral tinnitus, which is when it just manifests in one ear. You will find that this is more common in the left ear than the right ear. The numerous factors that set off an attack of bilateral tinnitus are the same for unilateral tinnitus.
If you have an accumulation of earwax in one ear, this can result in tinnitus symptoms. Another cause can be an acute ear infection. Then, unfortunately, the antibiotics your doctor prescribes can just make the tinnitus symptoms worse. If your tinnitus symptoms began when you started a new prescription medication, this could be the reason for your symptoms. Discuss this possibility with your health care practitioner or pharmacist.
One of the simplest causes of tinnitus is ear wax, but the solution is not always quite so simple. A lot of times a wax buildup in your ears can cause tinnitus symptoms, but if your buildup is considerable, it will take more than just a simple cleaning to get rid of the problem. You are liable to just make the matter worse and damage your ear if you attempt to clean the wax out yourself. You might even face the loss of your hearing if you are too aggressive with your cleaning efforts.
You can also push the wax further into your ear by poking around with something like a cotton swab. One method that is safe, and that a lot of people use, is to put a few drops of a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide into the afflicted ear with a medicine dropper. This usually will cause the wax buildup to bubble to the surface. Your doctor is, ultimately, the best person to remove your ear wax buildup. They have the expertise and the proper tools to do so.
Sometimes the doctors are confused by this condition, even though the person suffering from it can be well aware of the symptoms. Sadly, the only effective way to approach tinnitus is to try and reduce any symptoms as much as you can, unless there is something specific causing it. Hopefully people are more familiar with the symptoms of tinnitus now, so people wont have to endure hearing strange sounds in their ears.