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Tinnitus is a condition associated with guzzling sound inside one or the two ears. Try this

Tinnitus is a condition associated with guzzling sound inside one or the two ears. This buzzing sound may be continuous or on and off. It is generally accompanied with arrays of noises in the ear. This condition is categorized into:

1. Objective tinnitus: Besides the patient, individual around him can also hear noise inside the ears.

2. Subjective tinnitus: In this case only the patient can hear the noise.

The serious case of tinnitus is exceptionally painful, the individual may find it difficult to sleep or be at ease with himself. It is a word originated from the Latin word “tinnire”; it literally means to ring. It occurs in 1 in 5 of the people in the world and it also affects 33% of the elderly persons. The pains can be discontinuous or continuous in nature, placid or rigorous in intensity, vary from a little or loud sound to the extent that the affected person may it difficult to hear anything else. Tinnitus is not actually a disease. It is just a symptom that may due to certain medical conditions.


The majority of tinnitus occurs as a result of harm to the minute hearing nerve endings in the inner ear.

Hearing loss. According to the doctors, those that have different loss of hearing usually have tinnitus. Uncontrolled exposure to deafening noise can lead to tinnitus.

Prolonged use of some medications. For instance, aspirin taken in large doses, quinine, anti-inflammatory and antibiotics drugs are known to affect the cells of inner ears.

Temporomandibular joint problems. This is a kind of disorder associated with joint of the jaw; which gives rise to noise whenever the jaw is move.

Hardening of the bones of the middle ear.

A fissure in or a split in the eardrum.

Ear infection. Infection can reduces one’s hearing, therefore cause tinnitus.

Ear wax. Accumulation of excess wax in the ear can limit one’s hearing ability.

Diet can cause tinnitus. Certain foods may activate tinnitus. Foods such as chocolate, tonic water, high fat, high sodium red wine and cheese, can all make tinnitus deadlier in some individuals.

Preventive tips

Make it habit of taking antioxidants regularly most especially Coenzyme Q10, they are useful for improving immune system and blood circulation to the auditory organs.

Eat fresh pineapple frequently to reduce inflammation.

Include in your diet large amount of sea vegetable, garlic and kelp.

Reduces your stress level

Herbal Remedies

1 Ginkgo biloba reduces wooziness and improve hearing loss associated with decrease flow of blood to the ears.

2. Combine one teaspoon of table salt and one teaspoon of glycerin in one pint of tepid water. Then take a nasal spray container to spray each nostril with the mixture until you experience that the mixture is at the back of your throat. The throat should be sprayed very well. Apply three times per day.

3. Applied 20 to 40 mg of Maidenhair tree extract or Ginkgo biloba into your ears for 4 to 6 weeks. The blood vessels become dilates; thus flow of blood in the ear will increase.

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