Can Tinnitus Be Cured?
Tinnitus described as “a ringing in the ears” Is a very common ear problem. For some people, the sound of the ringing is no more than a mild irritation; for others it is such a disruptive sound that it inhibits their ability to function. In addition to ringing sounds, some people with Tinnitus experience other sounds, like humming or clicking. Others complain of it feeling like they can feel their heartbeat in their ears. If you are experiencing symptoms of Tinnitus, you should schedule an appointment with Lakeside Allergy ENT.
What Causes Tinnitus?
There are a number of causes for tinnitus. Some can be cured or corrected; other causes may be the result of a permanent condition. The causes of tinnitus include hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, recurrent ear infections, a buildup of ear wax, or a perforated ear drum. Sufferers of tinnitus who complain of hearing their heartbeat pound in their ears many have some kind of blood vessel disorder.
Is My Tinnitus a Sign of Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss is one of the most common causes of tinnitus but whether or not it is a permanent hearing loss is something your ENT can determine. It may just be a buildup of wax that needs to be cleaned out or an ear infection that needs treated.
How Do I Know If I Have a Perforated Eardrum?
A perforated ear drum can be caused by a variety of different things, including loud noises, changes in pressure during car and plane trips, or an untreated ear infection. Most perforations can heal, and the tinnitus will go away, but not without the help of an ENT.
Effective treatment of tinnitus requires determining what caused it. If you attended a loud concert, you might expect to experience temporary tinnitus afterwards. However, if you attend loud concerts on a regular basis and do not wear hearing protection, the tinnitus could be a symptom of permanent hearing loss. If the underlying cause of tinnitus cannot be effectively treated with antibiotics or ear wax removal, your hearing may be permanently damaged. There are wearable devices that can reduce the ringing sound to make it easier to cope with.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any symptoms of tinnitus or hearing loss or would like to learn more about the audiology services at Lakeside Allergy ENT, call our office at 972-771-5443 or get started by requesting an appointment with our hearing loss doctors using the form on this page.