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Tinnitus

Tinnitus

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Sufferers of tinnitus can hear noise within their ear or head that is not coming from an outside source. It can be quite common amongst sufferers of colds, but can also be caused by exposure to loud music. Up to 10% of the population suffer from tinnitus and it can range from nothing more than an annoyance to a much more serious condition that can cause problems when sleeping or concentrating. Old age is the most common cause of tinnitus, but it can occur in any age group, and can be self-inflicted by over-indulgence in thrash metal. The most common cause is damage to the hearing nerves that causes a random series of signals to be received by the brain, and interpreted as sound. It can also be caused by ear wax, anaemia, and in rare cases by more serious medical conditions such as tumours. There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are various coping mechanisms that you can discuss with your GP.

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Hi im 44 years old female, and have had crackling noises in myears ever since the age 12, i did visit a doctor, but he couldnt pinpoint what was wrong, i even remember asking my class mates if they could hear it, until i realised it was in my hearing. And amazingly have put up with it all these years. I would really like to know why i get crackling sounds and if anyone else has had a similar symptoms of crackling/ bubbleing type symptoms.





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I've had Tinnitus for 2 whole weeks 3 weeks ago. I think the only cure, for young people that is, is to just wait it out. Do not try to do anything to it. It will go away after sometime.





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Hi I'm sky I'm 15years old I have tinnitus...I can sleep probably and when I do go sleep I wake up really late...I'd advise you not to listen to loud music because you dont want tinnitus its annoying and I get angry and sometimes at myself..I cry sometimes because I distracts me...when it silent the noise gets really loud...when there's and bit off low music it takes your mind off the noise and when its loud sometimes you cant hear the noise...but sometimes it gets louder..😢😢😢..xx





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Hey, I am going through the same thing right now. It is horrible, hope you are coping ok.

I recently developed Tinnitus and went to a local hospital's ear department. Doctor gave mea heap of medicine which I haven't started taking becuase I am on medication for prostate stones, which I have just come off (cleared up. But, I'm sure whether to take the prescribed Tinnitus, ear medicine or not. The noise is mainly in my head, left and right sides. I do have some whooshing sounds in the right ear, but main noise is in the head. Still researching to find the best way to live with it. As mentioned, it probably is an aging condition, as I retired about three years ago.





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Presently think about for as a minute that these sounds are originating from inside of you. The vast majority would be dazed to realize that. A hefty portion of us don’t even realize that our inward organs can make sounds. More here: http://skin.th3masters.com/what-is-tinnitus/





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Serc cured me :-) What Serc is used for Serc is used to treat a disorder of your inner ear. This disorder may include one or more of the following symptoms, in one or both ears: • ringing in the ears (tinnitus) • loss of clear hearing • problems with balance (vertigo) These symptoms may also be associated with nausea, vomiting and headache. Often these symptoms together are referred to as Meniere's Syndrome.





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What's the mute button device ?





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Im 14 and have had tinnitus since I was 13 I told my mother about it. Hope to go to a ear doctor soon so I can start taking care of it. Im thinking of buying some medicine that some people say work but I don't wont to do that and just end up messing up my hearing even more. Please reply if you have any tips or tricks. Thanks, Jacob





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Hi jacob im 15yr old...and I don't think the pills will affect your ears its just a pill that might work I have tinnitus as well I've never taken a pill for it but I have tried a hearing aid on once in my right ear I think hearing aids might be better for you...you can get the for boots or ears nose and throat hospital... You can get ones that no one can see so no one will no you got them...reply if you want..😘😘..xx

Hi there I have had tinnitus about 4 months now and I have lost my hearing all I can hear is a ringing noes in my ear what should I do about it can anyone help me please.





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hello ive been suffering with tinnitus since 2011 and it does stress me out and i kinda dont tell people when it does. i only here 1 sound in the both ears which is annoying wondering is there any possible cure. the worst times could be if i have a headache or im in a quiet room. it would be a big relief if there was a cure as ive just turned sixteen so ive had it since i was 12/13 and i never knew i could get it so young. but i guess i will never know what caused mine





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You should go to your doctor especially when you are so young because it can be caused by something as simple as wax build up which can be easily fixed. Or if not that then there are other things that can cause it like vitamin deficiencies. I would definitely get it checked out as there is no obvious cause such as a cold or loud music


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Tinnitus is the medical name for the perception of noise in one ear, both ears or in the head. The noise comes from inside the body rather than an outside source. Read More »

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