Tinnitus without hearing loss, is it possible? You might be looking for an answer since so long. So let’s have the answer with some facts and figures.
Tinnitus; a roaring-like ringing in the ears which sound like clicking, hissing or buzzing. It may be both soft and loud, either high pitch or low pitch sound. Some victims may have hearing problem, while working or sleeping and some may not have hearing problem.
This diseases may affect one ear or both ears. 90% of the times, it damages the inner ear and it might lead the victim to hearing loss. However it is not the case with everyone. Some people have tinnitus but it doesn’t affect their hearing or damage their inner ear. Understanding why tinnitus occurs to people without hearing problem will be a mystery puzzle solved.
Tinnitus can occur in one ear or both the ears without hearing loss. One does not have to experience hearing loss if he is a victim of tinnitus.
Although, hearing loss as a “subliminal” damage can be a minimum starter for tinnitus. A big consensus in the neuroscience of tinnitus agrees that this audiologic condition is triggered by a central deafferentation. It is mostly caused because of cochlear damage.
There are many causes of tinnitus so it is not unusual to have tinnitus without hearing loss or ears disorders. For an instance, if tinnitus is louder after hearing huge sounds like concerts and going to a fire range or race, then it is sure that hearing protection equipments were not used and there may be a damage to ears.
Continuous unilateral tinnitus (one ear damage) without hearing loss is likely not to be a significant concern medically. However a periodic hearing test should be conducted to check if hearing is alright, it also helps in knowing that hearing nerves disorders are developing or not.
Tinnitus does not cause hearing loss every time although hearing loss; loud drums, engine sounds, loud rock concerts etc can lead to tinnitus. Tinnitus is a very irritating disease that people face an irritating sound while they are sleeping, busy in work, driving eating or doing whatsoever. It can occur anytime and does not let you do anything accept the depression and anxiety.
Some of the sources that cause tinnitus can be dehydration, low or high blood sugar, low/high blood pressure, vitamin deficiencies or biochemical imbalances in the body.
There are some fixes for the people facing tinnitus, by these simple cautions they can treat themselves and have less discomfort in tinnitus or hearing issues.
- Drinking 6–8 glasses of water each day.
- Taking multivitamins.
- Eating healthy foods everyday (many times a day).
- Getting 8 hours of sleep at night.
- Moderate exercises.
- Avoiding caffeine and hazardously loud noises without wearing adequate hearing protection.
- Maintaining normal blood pressure and sugar.
- Taking multi-vitamins like B6 & B12.
- Most of the above, not stressing out help in reducing tinnitus.
Furthermore, getting adequate hydration, avoiding excess caffeine or sugar, taking a multi-vitamin with B6 and B12, getting adequate sleep, not stressing out, and maintaining normal blood pressure can also help a victim in reducing this bothering disease.