If you suffer from tinnitus you will almost certainly have read a fair bit on the subject already. During my own research I found a lot of existing material to be repetitive, derivative and not very useful. “The Internet” is all very well but increasingly it is getting hard to find good quality information quickly. I hope this blog post will be helpful to you to find some research based information and to evaluate possible Tinnitus cures.
How Many Suffer From Tinnitus?
Mild tinnitus is extremely common. About one in ten people experience mild tinnitus frequently. About one in one hundred people in the UK have ‘severe’ or ‘catastrophic’ tinnitus – tinnitus that is so loud, intrusive or persistent that it interferes with their daily quality of life. An estimated 60 million people the world over are affected by severe tinnitus of this sort, with about 450,000 of those sufferers of severe tinnitus in the UK.
According to the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, 10% of adults in the UK have experienced prolonged spontaneous tinnitus – that is, tinnitus that lasts a significant amount of time and arises seemingly spontaneously, having 110 clear or discernible cause.
Who Gets Tinnitus and How?
Some slight head noise, or mild tinnitus, is quite normal. We’re usually unaware of very mild tinnitus because it is masked, or hidden, by external everyday noises. If we go into a sound-proofed room and spend some time in absolute silence we may become aware of a mild tinnitus that does not normally disturb us. Similarly, any ear condition that blocks out or muffles external everyday noises may also cause us to become aware of mild tinnitus. A buildup of earwax, fluid, or the presence of a foreign body blocking the ear may all cause an onset of tinnitus, or cause the sufferer to perceive their tinnitus as increasing in volume.
Types of Tinnitus
- Objective Tinnitus
refers to actual physical sounds emanating from the head or ear that can be heard by others or by a GP with a stethoscope. This type of tinnitus is often caused by physical problems such as the narrowing of blood vessels in the ear that result in actual, physical sound which can be heard by others using the right equipment.
- Subjective Tinnitus
is the most common form of tinnitus, refers to sounds that can only be heard by the sufferer. It is the term used to describe the phenomenon of perceived noise in the head or ears, when there is no evident external source of sound to cause the noise.
Is It Possible To Get Rid of Tinnitus Naturally?
Watch this video presentation to learn more about the causes and drug-free treatment options to cure Tinnitus Naturally at home.