Can’t Get Rid of That Annoying Buzzing or Ringing
in Your Ears?
That annoying buzzing or ringing in your ears just won’t go away. No matter what you do you just can’t get it to stop and it’s becoming unbearable. You’re not alone. Millions of people every single year have to deal with cases of tinnitus that range from a low humming to a high-pitched squeal.
If you’ve been suffering from tinnitus without any hope for relief, Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain may be able to help. Request an appointment today to find relief.I’m Tired of The Ringing
What Can Cause Tinnitus?
Normally, the root cause of tinnitus is damage to the endings of the hearing nerves in the inner ear. The microscopic endings on the hearing nerve are essential for hearing acute sounds and when they become damaged you may begin to hear sporadic or constant noise in the ear.
Most commonly, tinnitus becomes more common the older we get but it can also come up at a younger age due to exposure to loud noises, injury, or wax build-up.
Is There a Treatment for Tinnitus?
There isn’t one specific treatment for tinnitus and often, a true cause can’t be identified. This means that, most of the time, the best course of action for tinnitus is symptom management. Treatment options include:
- Hearing aids
- Cochlear implants
- Cognitive therapy
- Alternative treatments
- Drug therapy
Can I Reduce the Intensity of My Tinnitus?
Some things you can do at home to reduce the intensity of your tinnitus include:
- Avoiding exposure to loud noises
- Get your blood pressure down if it’s high
- Get adequate rest
- Avoid stimulants/caffeine (Tobacco, Coffee, Cola, etc.)
- Mental exercise
- Ignore the sound the best you can, and, over time, you will get accustomed to it
Somatic tinnitus is differentiated from Central tinnitus in that the somatic form is generated outside of our ear/head.
You know that you have tinnitus from a somatic source if you can change or modulate the tinnitus. Common ways that we can identify somatic tinnitus is by
- Clenching your jaw
- Moving your jaw side to side or forward or backward
- Yawning or opening your mouth widely
- Shrugging your shoulders
- Turning your head as if to say “no”
If any of these result in a change in your tinnitus, this may indicate a component of your tinnitus is from parts of your body separate from you ear.
The exciting news is that at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center, we have innovative treatment options that address somatic tinnitus.
Ready For a Tinnitus Consultation?
An evaluation at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center should be your next step in treating your tinnitus.Request an Appointment
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If you have frequent ear infections, you may benefit from a visit with Dr. Vaughn at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center. Call the office or request an appointment online today.