What Causes Noises in Your Head – What is Tinnitus? (Part 1)

 

what causes noises in your head well it’s called tinnitus or ringing in the ears in this video I’m going to talk all about it coming up hi I’m dr. Derek audiologist with prophit hearing comm bringing you the best insight today’s latest hearing aids in audio technology to improve your life if you have concerns about your hearing always consult with your local physician or audiologist welcome to question of the day Friday where I answer your hearing healthcare and audio technology question do you have noises in your head today I’m talking about seven possible causes noise buzzing ringing in the ears however you described it is called tinnitus it’s only a sound that you are hearing it’s not a sound that’s naturally occurring in your environment it may come or go or be a constant sound that you hear tinnitus can occur in one ear or both ears it may also sound like it’s in your head it’s often more noticeable in quiet places first if you have tinnitus make sure to ask your physician about it and then have a hearing evaluation by your local audiologist once a cause for the tinnitus is identified your provider can make recommendations on how to best treat it okay so here are some possible causes for noise or tinnitus that you hear sensory neural hearing loss sensory neural hearing loss is permanent damage to the hair cells inside the ear this damage can cause tinnitus with people who have mild or greater since there are neural hearing loss you may even experience tinnitus when your hearing test results are in a normal range for adults normal hearing test results are anywhere from negative 10 to 25 decibels that’s a wide range of normal and if your hearing did get worse but is still considered normal range it’s possible that you could still have tinnitus noise exposure excessive noise can cause sensor neural hearing loss over time you may even notice that your ears ring after a loud concert if so you want to make sure to avoid loud sound or wear hearing protection like earplugs or earmuffs your ears may ring right after a loud concert and then recover however if you have repeated exposure to loud sounds you might notice that tinnitus returns and doesn’t go away otis chlorosis this is an abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that causes conductive hearing loss this restricts how sound transmits through the ear so your tinnitus may be more noticeable eustachian tube dysfunction ear infection or fluid in the ear the eustachian tube regulates the air pressure inside the middle ear if this tube does not open and close normally or if there’s any other disruptions to the middle ear like ear infection or fluid this can negatively impact your hearing and you may notice tinnitus and ear nose and throat doctor can treat this condition ohto toxic medication any medication that’s ohto toxic means that it’s toxic to the inner ear this may cause sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus make sure to ask your physician if you experience any tinnitus or hearing changes after taking medication muscle spasms in the middle ear the middle ear is where the eardrum and ear bones are located so any changes in the function of the middle ear can contribute to the sensation of tinnitus TMJ temporomandibular joint disorder TMJ can cause pain in the joint connecting the jaw and skull it can also be related to tinnitus consult with your physician or dentist for more guidance on this condition remember if you have noises in your head or ears go see a physician to rule out any medical cause and audiologist can evaluate your hearing and determine if hearing loss exists your provider can assist you in treatment of the symptoms that you experience so for today’s question do any of these possible causes of noises in your head surprise you if so which one I love to know your thoughts so please comment below do you have a question that you’d like answered on a question of the day Friday let’s connect in the comments below thanks so much for watching this video if you receive value from this video please like it share and subscribe hit the bell icon to be notified whenever a new video is posted remember to check out the notes in the description below for more information and to connect with prophit hearing on social media be a part of the prophit hearing community if you’re interested in hearing aids click on the link in the description below for my free ebook how to buy hearing aids know what to ask your audiologist or hearing a dispenser so that your hearing aids are easy to use and have all the features you’re looking for remember prophit hearing brings you the best insight today’s latest hearing aids and audio technology to improve your life if you have concerns about your hearing always consult your local physician or audiologist thanks for watching and I’ll see you next video

 

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