Know Your Tinnitus Symptoms

Know Your Tinnitus Symptoms

Tinnitus is usually caused by an internal annoying sound that is present in the ears of the tinnitus victim. These sounds are described as roaring, irritating ringing, sometimes high pitched ringing and whooshing sound in only one ear or both. Tinnitus is sometimes constant and repeating. It sometimes attacks the victim unexpected or in a gradual process.

Tinnitus affects people in many different ways. It can be sometimes mild or it may be very severe that could really affect the patient’s daily routine. People who have tinnitus have a very sensitive and sharp hearing. They should not be exposed to too much volume of sound because it is very painful for them. Examples of these scenes may be present in a daily basis. Like the volume of radio or television, though for normal people, they hear the sound as soft as possible but for people who have tinnitus, it is too loud and painful.

There are two kinds of tinnitus: subjective tinnitus and objective tinnitus.




1. Subjective tinnitus- is the most common type of tinnitus. This tinnitus is a disorder wherein the victim is the only who hears the hissing, buzzing and irritating sound.
This subjective tinnitus usually underlies in the outer, inner or middle ear. Or sometimes it is caused by the auditory nerves or in the part of the brain.

People who suffer subjective tinnitus have a hard time sleeping at night or even concentrating. They are also prone to be anxious all the time without any reason and feeling so down and depressed. In summing all these difficulties the tinnitus could bring, the result will actually fall on stress. This means that the patient automatically feels emotional all the time.

2. Objective tinnitus- is a kind of tinnitus wherein the doctor can also hear the whooshing sound. The doctors can hear the buzzing sound through the help of stethoscope or any devices used for practitioners that is used for hearing. Subjective tinnitus generally described as pulsatile tinnitus. This is also a rare type of tinnitus because it may be a reason to the blood vessel problem which will automatically affect the patient’s inner ears.

However, there are also other people who experienced low tone noises such as humming, chirping, murmuring and droning. There are also some who experienced musical hallucinations where they can hear songs or rhythms inside their heads.

Here are some common symptoms but with low frequency of sound:

1. External low frequency noise. These sounds are noises which you can hear just around the corner. Like the sound home appliances, it may be an electric fans or motor of the fridge or the sound of the air conditioned units. People who frequently hear a noise in just one place, these sounds come from an outside source.

2. Musical hallucinations are very common to people who suffers long term hearing loss. These people have sensitive hearing and that they can hear sounds from a far and could hear sound which is just in normal volume but very loud to them. But there are no reasons why this musical hallucination occurs but stress can be a main reason.


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