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Hearing Things? Understanding Tinnitus Symptoms

Have you recently noticed a persistent ringing in your ears? It could be that you’re experiencing tinnitus symptoms: a problem that around one in five people experience in their lifetime. This is a complex condition due to the fact that it can have a wide range of causes, which is why you should always seek an official diagnosis as soon as possible.

Here is a quick guide to the most common tinnitus symptoms to help you understand what might be happening to you:

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Constant Ringing in the Ears: How to Cope

Constant Ringing in the Ears: How to Cope

If you’re experiencing a constant ringing in the ears, this is often down to a condition known as tinnitus. Unfortunately, tinnitus can have a huge range of causes. Sometimes it may occur due to an underlying medical condition, and in other cases there may be no obvious reason or treatment available.

Constant ringing in the ears can be difficult to cope with, especially if your doctor has told you there’s nothing he can do (though he isn’t strictly right!) or if the treatments you’ve tried haven’t had any real effect so far.

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Ringing in Ears Symptom Guide

Ringing in Ears Symptom Guide

Ringing in ears symptom can differ from person to person, as well as the severity of the noises. Some people find that they are more sensitive to normal sounds than others. Here is a quick guide to what you might experience if you have tinnitus.

The Types of Tinnitus

A type of tinnitus known as Pulsatile tinnitus means that you have rhythmical noises beating at the same rate as your heart – the cause of this is likely to be high blood pressure or glue ear.

If you hear a low frequency noise, that you feel is coming from an external source, then you should first check the possibility that it is just an external source – for example by asking the neighbours if they can hear it too. If you are suffering from tinnitus then you may find that the noise is more noticeable in certain situations.

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High Pitched Ringing in Ears

High Pitched Ringing in Ears

If you’ve been experiencing a high pitched ringing in ears, then it’s important to understand why it’s happening.

Do you notice it happening in certain situations? Or when you’re stressed? Have you recently been exposed to a loud noise, such as an explosion? Or it could even be down to an underlying medical condition. Whatever it is, it could be the case that you’re suffering from tinnitus, and it’s time to get an official medical diagnosis.

Tinnitus causes a high pitched ringing in ears, and comes in two forms:

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Ringing in the Ear: How to Diagnose Whether You Have Tinnitus

Ringing in the Ear: How to Diagnose Whether You Have Tinnitus

If you’ve been experiencing a ringing in the ear then it’s important you get a proper diagnosis before you start to treat it. This is because this is a complex condition, with many possible causes, that needs to be understood before the right treatment can be selected.

Underlying Conditions

Ringing in the ear can be a result of an underlying condition such as high blood pressure (hypertension), ear wax build up or an ear infection. These are generally easier to treat and the most obvious causes of tinnitus. If the doctor doesn’t notice one of these then they will look for further underlying reasons.

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Treatment and Cause of Tinnitus

Treatment and Cause of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the word used to describe a particular symptom that stems from several unrelated causes. It refers to the sensation of hearing a sound, usually a ringing, that doesn’t actually exist. It’s estimated that approximately 10% or more of the population suffers from Tinnitus. Though older individuals are more likely to experience Tinnitus, it can affect anyone at any age. It can occur in one or both ears, where the cause of tinnitus can vary from person to person.

The Symptoms of Tinnitus

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