Tinnitus is the medical term for "hearing"
noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds.
The noises you hear can be soft or loud. They may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing,
humming, whistling, or sizzling. You may even think you are hearing air escaping, water running,
the inside of a seashell, or musical notes.
Ringing in the ears; Noises or buzzing in the ears; Ear buzzing
Tinnitus can arise in any of the following areas: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear,
or by abnormalities in the brain.
Some tinnitus or head noise is normal. If one goes into a sound
proof booth and normal outside noise is diminished, one becomes aware of these normal sounds.
We are usually not aware of these normal body sounds, because outside noise masks them.
Anything, such as wax or a foreign body in the external ear, that blocks these background
sounds will cause us to be more aware of our own head sounds.
Fluid, infection, or disease of the middle ear bones or ear drum (tympanic membrane) can also cause tinnitus.
One of the most common causes of tinnitus is damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the
inner ear. Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment,
and consequently tinnitus. Today, loud noise exposure is a very common cause of tinnitus, and it
often damages hearing as well. Unfortunately, many people are unconcerned about the harmful effects
of excessively loud noise, firearms, and high intensity music. Some medications (for example, aspirin) and other diseases of the inner ear (Meniere's syndrome) can cause tinnitus. Tinnitus can in very rare situations be a symptom of such serious problems as an aneurysm or a brain tumor (acoustic tumor).
According to the American Tinnitus Association there are several things
you can do to protect yourself from excessive noise related tinnitus:
Protect your hearing at work. Your work place should follow Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Wear ear plugs or earmuffs and follow hearing conservation guidelines set by your employer.
When around any noise that bothers your ears (a concert, sporting event, hunting) wear hearing protection or reduce noise levels.
Even everyday noises, such as blow drying your hair or using a lawnmower, can require protection. Keep ear plugs or earmuffs handy for these activities.
Some otolaryngologists have recommended niacin to treat tinnitus.
How to Get Rid of Tinnitus: FIRST RECOMMENDATION: Helichrysum
Massage helichrysum or juniper.
Additionally, apply juniper with
geranium on tips of toes
and fingers, and on the brainstem, so that the oils get into the nerve pathways.
It generally takes 12 to 15 minutes to notice a change in hearing.
Apply 1 drop of helichrysum on the opening of each ear. Never pour oils directly into the ear.
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Apply 1-2 drops neat helichrysum to the area OUTSIDE the opening to
the ear canal with fingertip or cotton swab, DO NOT put oil inside the ear canal
After applying the helichrysum, hold ear lobes firmly and pull in a circular
motion 10 times to help stimulate absorption and circulation in the ear canal.
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