Tinnitus is noises heard in the ears, independent of any external sounds. It could be the ringing sound in the ear or it could be other noises that originate in the ear or the head.
Ringing in the ear can vary in frequency and pitch; it can be loud or low. Even the types of sound can also vary like wheezing, whistling, roaring etc. and their pitches vary from person to person. Most people ignore it or learn to live with it due to inadequate information or improper treatment.
The sounds could be continuous or may come and go, thus it is extremely disturbing to people who have it. The sounds can vary from whistling to hissing, roaring, buzzing or ringing and its intensity can be mild to distracting to maddening.
Causes of Tinnitus
- Cochlea damage
- Brain tumor
- Meniere’s disease
- Drugs like aspirin and quinine
- Infection, fluid in the middle ear
- Excessive wax
- Anemia, hypothyroidism, raised blood pressure
- Advanced Age
The cause of tinnitus in anyone’s case can be obscure as there are wide varieties of contributing factors. Ringing can also occur due to simple blockage of the ear canal or ear infections, otosclerosis etc.
There are many toxic causes of tinnitus such as heavy metal poisoning, alcohol, antibiotics, quinine and aspirin.
Symptoms of Tinnitus
- Common types of sounds like buzzing, hissing, roaring, whistling
- Hearing loss and dizziness
- Clicking sounds due to TMK (jaw joint) disease
- Pulsatile sounds due to raised blood pressure which accompany your heartbeat
Diagnosis of Tinnitus
- The evaluation consists of a physical examination of the head and neck
- Hearing test which mainly includes Audiogram
- Vertigo tests
- CT Scan
- In some cases, blood pressure, thyroid levels and spinal tap should also be examined
Homeopathic treatment for Tinnitus
In most cases of tinnitus it becomes difficult to find a causative factor. It is therefore widely believed that age related damage to the cochlea could be the likely cause. Even if a cause is found, appropriate corrective action, medical or surgical may not always resolve the perceived sounds due to damage to the cochlea.
As a result, homeopathic medicines capable of working on the cochlea are prescribed. There are some effective medicines which help in resolving any untreated infection and inflammation as well as influence fluid within the ear.
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. It aims to not only treat tinnitus but to address its underlying causes. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned several remedies are available to treat tinnitus which can be selected based on the causes, sensations and modalities of the patient. For an individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should visit a qualified homeopathic doctor.
Homeopathic medicines have no adverse side effects and are made from plant and animal extracts. Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic clinic Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre provides the best homeopathic remedies and treatments.