Does a ringing, hissing, roaring or clicking noise keep bothering you regularly? Is this noise persistent or occurs at regular intervals? You might be suffering from a condition called tinnitus. When people suffer from severe tinnitus they may also experience difficulty in hearing, sleeping and working. The noise heard is either a low roaring noise or a high screeching or droning noise.
Tinnitus is derived from Latin word 'to ring and medically means 'ringing in the ears'. One out of every five people in the world is affected by this condition and nearly 33% of senior people living throughout the world suffer from tinnitus. Tinnitus is not a disease, it is a disorder. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of tinnitus and possible cures for tinnitus. Let us also take a look at pulsatile tinnitus.
Cause for tinnitus
People suffering from tinnitus have to consult an otolaryngologist who can help in determining the right type of treatment for the condition. In case the otolaryngologist is able to determine the correct cause for the condition, he might be able to get rid of the noise. The precise cause for the condition can be determined after a series of tests like x-ray, balance tests, laboratory tests, etc. Tinnitus can be cured to a certain extent by following these precautions:
Pulsatile tinnitus is also called objective tinnitus. A hissing, buzzing, roaring, squealing noise in a person's ear, this noise follows the rhythm of the person's heartbeat. Pitch of the noise varies from person to person and can vary from dull to a high pitched noise. Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused due to:
Pulsatile tinnitus can be treated based on its cause. Medications are prescribed in cases of hypertension induced tinnitus whereas surgical repair will be suggested in case of problem in arteries.