Robina 7 Day Doctors and Acupuncture recommends this link on Tinnitus:
Tinnitus is the term for noises you hear inside your body, rather than from an outside source. These noises could be buzzing, ringing, clicking, hissing. up to 90% of tinnitus cases are caused by some form of hearing loss. See your GP to get an assessment.
Some people drink too much caffeine, which leads to ear ringing and buzzing, while others have underlying health issues which contribute to this problem. Another trigger may also be sodium overload in the daily diet.
Moderation and a healthy lifestyle will help to fight attacks , unless an underlying health condition is to blame.
In fact, a new theory for why it happens is the ‘neural gain hypothesis’. The idea is that sensory cells in the ear ‘over-compensate’ for hearing loss by becoming more sensitive. This turns up the volume on background noises inside the body that we wouldn’t usually hear.
Other treatments for tinnitus are sound therapies. These act as a distraction from the sounds inside your head and can help make the noises more manageable. Many people swear by ‘white noise’ which can be delivered through an in-ear device when lying in bed at night. Other people find that music and sounds of the environment sounds can be beneficial.
There isn’t a cure for tinnitus. However, drugs are being developed and trialled. These treatments are specifically aimed at people whose tinnitus is caused by inner ear damage. It is hoped that by stopping the over-activation of the sensory cells they will effectively turn down the ‘neural gain’.
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