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Tinnitus is a very common problem and most people will experience this at some point during their lives.

Tinnitus often presents itself as ringing, buzzing, whistling or even a pulsating heart beat in a persons head, and is often described as being similar to the sound of cicadas. The sound can be persistent and very frustrating however, for some people, the symptoms of tinnitus are continuous and can affect their ability to sleep and concentrate.

Reasons for tinnitus

There are quite a few factors that can contribute to tinnitus:

  • Age
  • Hearing loss
  • Trauma
  • Excessive wax
  • Pharmaceutical drugs – aspirin, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants
  • Other medical conditions:
    • High blood pressure
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Circulatory problems
    • Anemia
    • Allergies
    • Underactive thyroid gland
    • Diabetes
    • Head, neck or jaw problems
    • Meniere’s disease
    • Otosclerosis

Some people also find that their symptoms are heightened by:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking caffeinated beverages
  • Eating certain foods
  • Stress
  • Fatigue

Treatments for tinnitus

Tinnitus symptoms can often be reduced or resolved by:

  • Hearing aids
  • Treating the underlying condition
  • Conventional and unconventional therapies
  • Further investigations

The good news for tinnitus sufferers is that there are some very effective non-invasive treatments that can relieve your symptoms and reduce your pain very quickly. Please book an appointment with us today by phoning usemailing or making an appointment online.

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