Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. The problem is mostly a physical one. In most cases, it can be difficult to tune out, thereby making people with tinnitus hear those tiny ringing in the ears all the time, especially when they’re in a quiet environment.
Tinnitus can be a distressing condition for some people. It is a frustrating condition, and there is no simple explanation for it; neither is there a simple cure.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy and mindfulness meditation are promising treatment options. However, there are times when tinnitus will stop on its own, depending on what caused it.
The amount of time your tinnitus will last depend on several factors. The cause of the tinnitus is a significant player in this, but the way that your ears are formed can also play a role, thereby making it tricky to predict how long your tinnitus might last.
In most cases, injury-related tinnitus should only last for a few minutes. Tinnitus is caused by things like earwax and ear infections usually clear up within a few weeks or months.
Though in more extreme cases, tinnitus can be a permanent addition to your hearing. The type of treatment you get for your tinnitus will make the difference when it comes to getting rid of it.
Most people find themselves merely waiting for this condition to go away by itself, but this rarely happens unless you get fortunate. Instead, it will make a lot more sense to see a professional audiologist or an ENT specialist to help you.
What are The Causes of Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is not a disease; it is a symptom. It is a sign that something is not right with your auditory system, which includes your ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain and the parts of the brain that process sound.
Below are common causes of tinnitus:
1. Loud Noises
Exposing your ears to loud noises can be satisfying but will always have some negative impact on your ears. Frequent listening to loud music through headphones or regular visits to every concert you can is not advisable as it could be worth holding yourself back a little or looking for some ear protection.
2. Stress & Anxiety
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are now living with stress and anxiety than ever before. However, most people do not realize that these conditions can cause tinnitus.
3. Hearing Loss
Experiencing a hearing loss of other types can sometimes cause tinnitus. For those who live locally, this may give you two reasons to visit your audiologist for a hearing test in Malaysia, as you will need to get the hearing loss resolved before you can solve the tinnitus problem.
4. Ear Infections
Ear infections have a significant impact on the way that you hear both when they are around and when they’ve cleared up. This makes it necessary to visit an audiologist when you feel pain in your ears as this sort of condition will often get worse and worse until it is solved.
5. Earwax Build Up
Some people produce more earwax than others, and this can get to levels that can block the channels inside your ears. There are several ways to solve this, but you should always see an audiologist before taking a DIY approach.
As mentioned above, tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom that could be pointing to a bigger problem.
For those who live locally, it’s highly recommended to visit an ENT specialist in Johor Bahru or an audiologist to carry out a hearing test, and other diagnoses to help discover the primary problem.
Solving the problem can help stop or reduce the ringing in your ears. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us.