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At Pueblo Hearing Aid in Pueblo and Canon City, Colorado, we want you to have the best solutions for any hearing issues you may have. We make sure to stay up to date on all of the most innovative technology for your hearing needs.

Introduction to Tinnitus

Tinnitus refers to any sound heard without an external source. Tinnitus affects people of all ages, and is fairly common. It is often caused by trauma to the ear or head, but can also be caused by buildup of cerumen (ear wax), or other illnesses and health problems, including ear infections, “swimmer’s ear,” or even issues that are not primarily related to the ears or head.

Can a Healthy Diet Cure Tinnitus?

This depends on the reason for tinnitus. A chronic condition or major injury may not be helped by a healthy diet, but recurring ear infections or high blood pressure can be helped by a healthy diet.

Can You Live With Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be uncomfortable for the person experiencing tinnitus, especially if it’s severe or if the sound being heard is very loud. Tinnitus can also affect a person’s hearing ability, stress levels, and pain level. The sound of tinnitus can be painful, depending on the person experiencing it and their tolerance level.

Do Over-the-Counter Tinnitus Treatments Work?

There are no approved over-the-counter treatments for tinnitus. It is always best to be assessed by a professional and have them prescribe the proper treatment.

Get Your Tinnitus Treated by a Professional

At Pueblo Hearing Aid in Pueblo and Canon City, Colorado, our professionals can diagnose your tinnitus, discover the underlying condition that caused the tinnitus, and get you treated properly. Call us today if you’re dealing with tinnitus!

Is Ménière’s Disease Similar to Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is actually one of the symptoms of Ménière’s disease. Both are conditions that affect the inner ear. Tinnitus is caused by damage to the inner ear, and Ménière’s disease is a chronic condition that affects the inner ear. Ménière’s disease has many more symptoms and requires a diagnosis by a specialist.

Is Tinnitus a Disease or a Symptom?

Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. Tinnitus occurs in conjunction with other health issues, like trauma, infection, or illness. It can affect anyone and occurs with a wide array of issues.

Is Tinnitus Permanent?

Tinnitus duration depends on the underlying issue. If tinnitus happens due to injury or trauma, when these things heal, the tinnitus may go away. It may also recur later. If tinnitus occurs with a chronic condition, it may happen whenever that condition flares up.

Is Tinnitus the Same for Everyone?

Tinnitus is defined as any sound that does not have an external source. While it is most often associated with ringing in the ear, it can be heard as a hissing sound, the sound of wind or air in the ear, or a roaring sound. Since tinnitus can affect anyone of any age, it is faced differently by each person. Some people may hear a loud noise, and for others it might be softer. It can be continuous or can happen during periods of stress or when other loud noises occur. Some people have tinnitus and it doesn’t bother them at all. For others, it can seriously impact their quality of life.

Is Tinnitus Treatable?

Yes, in most cases. Treatment for tinnitus relies on treatment for the underlying condition that it indicates. Essentially, it’s that condition that is treated, not the tinnitus directly.

Subjective Tinnitus vs. Objective Tinnitus

Subjective tinnitus is the common condition talked about here and what most people are talking about when they speak of tinnitus at all. It is when someone hears a sound that doesn’t have any external source.

 

Objective tinnitus is very rare. It is a condition in which the sound being heard still has no external source, but it is heard by other people. It has different causes and treatments than subjective tinnitus.