Tinnitus Treatment: How to Manage the Ringing in Your Ears
Are you hearing a ringing sound, white noise, or clicking in your ears? You may be among the 50 million Americans each year suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus can even sound like wind or crackling. Because it’s constant, tinnitus can be extremely distracting and may keep you awake at night. Despite all the hype you may have heard on social media, there is no cure for tinnitus. However, there are many ways to treat it successfully so you can sleep better and go back to enjoying quiet moments.
What’s Causing My Pulsatile Tinnitus?
When most people talk about their tinnitus, they describe a ringing, humming or tone-like sound. It’s generally the result of damage to your inner ear. This causes mixed signals that your brain interprets as a strange sound. Pulsatile tinnitus is something else entirely. Pulsatile tinnitus happens when you can hear the blood circulating near your ears. With each heartbeat, you might hear something like a tha-thump, wha-whoosh or chu-chug. It may not sound like what most people call tinnitus, but just like the other tinnitus, it could be a warning sign. Let’s explore what causes pulsatile tinnitus and what you may be able to do you stop it.
How Do I Stop the Constant Ringing in My Ears?
Until we identify a treatment option, avoid things that appear to make your tinnitus worse. If you are regularly exposed to loud noise through your work or home environment, make sure you have adequate hearing protection. If you’re taking medications, check the side effects and if they are known to cause tinnitus consult your doctor to see if an alternative treatment would be a better option for you.