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How can I eliminate the ringing in my ears? There’s no cure for tinnitus, but recognizing what causes or aggravates your symptoms can help you lessen or avoid episodes.

A continuous whooshing, buzzing, or ringing in the ears is experienced by 32 percent of people according to researchers. This disorder, which is called tinnitus, can be a serious problem. People who hear these sounds have problems sleeping and concentrating, and they could also have associated hearing loss.

There are measures you can take to minimize the symptoms, but because it’s usually related to other health problems, there is no direct cure.

What Should I Avoid to Reduce The Ringing in My Ears?

The first step in managing that continuous ringing in your ears is to stay away from the things that have been shown to cause it or make it worse. Loud noise is one of the most prevalent things that worsen tinnitus. If you’re exposed to a noisy work environment, use earplugs and also try to avoid using headphones or earpods.

Certain medications like anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and even high doses of aspirin can make the ringing worse so talk to your doctor. Never stop taking your medications without first talking with your health care professional.

Here are some other typical causes:

  • stress
  • excessive earwax
  • infections
  • allergies
  • high blood pressure
  • other medical issues
  • jaw issues

Jaw Issues And Tinnitus

Your ears and jaw are closely linked. This is the reason jaw problems can result in tinnitus. The best example of this is an affliction called Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ for short), which involves a breakdown of the shock-absorbing cartilage in the joints in your jaw. Tinnitus can be the outcome of the stress of simple activities like chewing.

What can I do? The best thing you can do, if your tinnitus is brought on by TMJ, is to seek medical or dental assistance.

How is The Ringing in my Ears Linked to Stress?

The impacts of stress on the body are very real and very significant. Associated spikes in blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing can all result in an increase of tinnitus symptoms. Consequently, stress can cause, worsen, and lengthen tinnitus episodes.

Can I do anything to help? If your tinnitus is caused by stress, you need to find ways of reducing stress. Taking some time to minimize the stress in your life (where and when you can) could also help.

Excessive Earwax

Earwax is totally normal and healthy. But excessive earwax can aggravate your eardrum, and start to cause buzzing or ringing in your ears. If you can’t wash out the earwax normally because it has accumulated too much, the ensuing tinnitus can become worse.

How can I deal with this? Cleaning without using cotton swabs is the easiest way to minimize ringing in the ears induced by earwax. In some cases, you might need to get a professional cleaning in order to get the buzzing and ringing to go away (some people just naturally make a lot more earwax than others).

Tinnitus is Worsened by High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can create a myriad of health concerns, such as tinnitus. High blood pressure can intensify the ringing or buzzing you’re already hearing, making it hard to ignore. High blood pressure has treatment which might lessen tinnitus symptoms in relevant situations.

What’s my solution? Ignoring high blood pressure isn’t something you should do. You’ll likely want to get medical treatment. But a lifestyle change, like avoiding foods with high salt content and getting more exercise, can go a long way. Hypertension and stress can elevate your blood pressure resulting in tinnitus, so try to find lifestyle changes and relaxation techniques to reduce stress (and, thus, tinnitus brought about by hypertension).

Can I Relieve my Tinnitus by utilizing a Masking Device or White Noise Generator?

If you distract your ears and brain, you can minimize the effects of the continual noise in your ears. You don’t even have to purchase special equipment, your radio, TV or laptop can work as masking devices. You can, if you like, get special masking devices or hearing aids to help.

If you’re experiencing a constant ringing, whooshing, or buzzing sound in your ears, be serious about the problem. If you’re dealing with hearing loss or have health problems that are acting up, it might be a warning sign. Take steps to protect your ears from loud noises, look for ways to distract your ears, and get in touch with a hearing specialist before what started out as a nagging problem causes bigger issues.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.