Ear Noise Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head.

In many cases it is not a serious problem, but rather a nuisance that eventually resolves.

Rarely, however, tinnitus can represent a serious health condition.

Tinnitus can arise in any of the four sections of the ear: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain. Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss.

In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

Tinnitus may be caused by
high or low blood pressure (blood circulation problems),
a tumor,
thyroid problems,
injury to the head or neck,
as well as a variety of medications including anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics, sedatives, antidepressants, and aspirin.
Colds and flu,
noisy environments,
allergy flare-ups can increase the intensity of tinnitus noise.
Other tinnitus irritants include
high salt intake,
artificial sweeteners,
and caffeine.

Suggested Treatments
Each sufferer of tinnitus has a personal experience with the condition

There are a variety of natural treatments available, but tinnitus sufferers should seek a physician's care before pursuing a course of treatment.

Living with tinnitus can be an emotionally taxing experience. Talking with a counselor or joining a support group can offer emotional support.

aromatherapy and massage
four essential oils: rosemary, cypress, lemon, and rose. Oils can be administered with a head massage, a vaporizer, or an aromatherapy diffuser.

Ginkgo Biloba, Black Cohosh, Hawthorn, Melatonin are very effective herbs- consult a Naturopath for further information and treatment

Homeopathic remedies suggested as natural treatments for tinnitus by homeopathic practitioners
However, medical research has not shown the effectiveness of homeopathy for tinnitus relief.

Relaxation Therapies
Massage therapy, Meditation, Yoga, and Biofeedback

Stress relief and relaxation therapies are helpful in easing the discomfort and pain of tinnitus. Massage applied to the head, neck and chest is suggested.

Sound Therapy
Sound therapy is used as a way to mask or distract from the annoying noises associated with tinnitus.
White noise machines. Sound tapes (rainfalls, ocean waves, humming, chants, wind sounds, etc.).

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy is a counseling technique used to teach tinnitus sufferers how to refocus their attentions away from the ill effects of tinnitus
. TRT was significantly more effective in comparison to traditional counseling or non-treatment.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Magnesium, Melatonin, Zinc, Potassium, Vitamins A, B, and C, bioflavonoids are helpful to tinnitus.