You might need to think about tinnitus treatment if you are able to hear sounds that are not coming from an outside source. These internal noises, heard only by you, can range from ringing, buzzing, whistling, humming, right up to loud roaring noises. Some people also experience musical hallucinations. The sound may be constant or variable, in one or both ears or from an undeterminable place in your head.
In most cases, tinnitus cannot be cured completely; however, there are tinnitus treatment strategies that can help to manage your symptoms. Not every tinnitus treatment works for everyone but there is good evidence that the therapies available do have a positive impact.
This article on tinnitus treatment is by Kathryn Senior, a freelance journalist who writes health, medical, biological, and pharmaceutical articles for national and international journals, newsletters and web sites.
What causes tinnitus?
Tinnitus is thought to be caused by spontaneous signals running along nerve pathways between the brain and the ear being perceived as sounds that would normally be filtered out. This change in the filtration or perception of sound can occur for many different reasons. You might start to experience tinnitus symptoms after being exposed to a loud noise, or it may be an effect due to hearing loss, stress or anxiety, ear infections, or other illnesses such as diabetes or thyroid disorders.