What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a ringing sound in the ear or it could be other noises that seem to originate in the ear or in head. These noises are many times associated with many forms of hearing loss. Ringing in the ear vary in frequency and pitch it could be loud or low, even type of sound also vary like wheezing, whistling, swashing, roaring etc. sound and their pitches varies from person to person. The sound could be continuous or may come and go, thus it becomes extremely disturbing to people who have it. Tinnitus is usually a subjective phenomena.
Cause of tinnitus symptoms
Tinnitus is not a disease in itself but it is a reflection of something in ear and brain. It could be because of
- Hearing loss
- Trauma to hearing apparatus
- Certain drugs like aspirin and quinine
- Brain tumor
- Meniere’s disease
- Infection, fluid in middle ear
- Exposure to loud noise
- Advanced age
- Low thyroid levels
- Wax in ear
- Foreign body
Tinnitus is a subjective symptom. It can be heard in one or both ears or in the head.
The various sounds experienced by patients are
- Sounds of wind, waves
- Tree frogs
Evaluation consists of history and physical examination of the head and neck.
Hearing test – mainly include
In some cases –
Spinal tap should also be examined
Treatment & Remedy for tinnitus symptoms
Homeopathic treatment of tinnitus symptoms – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat tinnitus symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for tinnitus symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation, modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are some specific homeopathic remedies which have remarkable action over tinnitus symptoms:
Natrum Sulph – excellent tinitus remedy in which there is ringing sound of bells in ear, tickling of ears
Ferrum met – tinnitus remedy acts especially in the conditions noises during menses. Ringing in the ear
Ledum pal – tinnitus remedy for those patients in which noises in the ear like ringing of bells or like a storm of wind. Roaring in ears as from wind
Mancinella – remarkable tinnitus remedy in the condition where patient feels as if ears are closed. Ringing, roaring, drumming, nose like voices in ears
Other important tinnitus remedies are:
Kali Mur, Kreosote, Veratrum Alb, Alumina, Nitric Acid, Graphites, Muriaticum Acidum, Baryta Carb, Cannabis Indica, Dulcamara, Lycopodium, Causticum and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment – no specific treatment for tinnitus, detection of cause is essential that can be treated accordingly.
Other natural and alternative modes of treatment – Ayurveda, naturopathy, Yoga therapy, Acupuncture, Acupuncture, Relaxation therapy