Ears and Hearing
Ringing in the Ears
If you have persistent ringing in your ears, you may be experiencing tinnitus.
Affecting one in five people, this somewhat common condition can become disruptive to your daily life if left untreated. Tinnitus can be sounds or noises in the ears or in the head. It can be different sounds, such as buzzing, rushing, ringing, roaring, whistling, clicking, etc.
While there is no cure for tinnitus, Spokane Valley ENT physicians can determine the underlying cause and offer treatments or recommend therapies to help you manage the problem.
The following general list of DOs and DON'Ts can help lessen the severity of tinnitus:
- Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.
- Get your blood pressure checked. If it is high, get your doctor's help to control it.
- Decrease your intake of salt. Salt impairs blood circulation.
- Avoid stimulants such as coffee, tea, cola, and tobacco.
- Exercise daily to improve your circulation.
- Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue.
- Try to stop worrying about the noise.
- Recognize your head noise as an annoyance and learn to ignore it as much as possible.