Ear Ringing, An American Epidemic

Ear ringing is a chronic health condition that should be taken very seriously. Although, most people associate ringing in ears as an annoying symptom of Tinnitus, the truth is that ringing of the cochlear inner ear can lead to much larger health problems such as hypertension, also known as high blood pressure and complications of the heart such as a heart murmur or an abnormal blockage of the veins or arteries.

Facts About Tinnitus

Tinnitus, itself is not considered a disease, but rather a condition with specific symptoms that signals a malfunction somewhere in the body that may have been brought on by any number of reasons. Ringing in the ears used to be a minor condition associated with age, however more cases are being reported by younger age groups.  According to the American Tinnitus Association, problems with ringing has reached almost epidemic proportions. There are over 30 million tinnitus sufferers, that have reported the beginning of ear ringing, humming, buzzing and whistling noises after traumatic or lesser situations such as:

– car accidents
– surgery
– prescription drugs
– prolonged exposure to loud noise
– high fevers
– wax build up and ear infections
– obesity

As of today, the traditional medical community takes the stance that there is no known cure for ear ringing, also known as tinnitus. However, in the last decade pioneers such as Thomas Coleman, the founder of the critically acclaimed ebook – Tinnitus Miracle, has made great strides in the holistic treatment of tinnitus. For those of you not familiar with natural healing techniques, the main premise is to treat the entire body by treating the underling condition and not just the symptoms. Mainstream medicine, generally subscribe to treatment of symptoms through drugs. *Please note, that natural cures and holistic treatment generally takes time to achieve the desired results, but have a greater chance of providing a permanent cure. This is due to ending the condition, rather than masking the symptom with temporary drugs.

If you or someone you know has been experiencing any of these tinnitus symptoms, do not take them for granted. Make it a point to get a check up from an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist or an audiologist. There may be more at risk than simple ear ringing. It is quite normal for ringing of the ears to be diagnosed in elderly people, but, as of late, it has been found to be at almost epidemic proportions in the younger generation. Cell phones, ear buds and iPods have all been contributing factors to early onset hearing loss that often starts with ringing and progresses to chronic Tinnitus. Some degree of permanent hearing loss is almost certain when left untreated.

Ear Ringing Solutions

Depending upon your personal degree of discomfort and the amount time you have experienced ringing in ears, there are differnt forms of treatment available to you. As stated above, no masking device, sub lingual spray, pills or ear drops that are available on the market today will give you the permanent relief you are seeking. Some people have tried alternative more expensive cures such as ear surgery or hearing aid implants.  Turning to a natural tinnitus remedy might be an avenue of treatment that is worth exploring before taking any drastic measures that may have serious side effects and are not fully guaranteed to end your symptoms. Your most important step is to get a proper diagnosis and proceed from there.

Dori Schwaiger writes on the subjects of health & beauty. Championing the cause for holistic tinnitus treatment is very important because her husband suffered ear ringing and was later treated for heart disease. Providing in depth information through blogging efforts for anyone experiencing these symptoms is well worth the research. Read more at Treating Tinnitus Ringing.

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