Tinnitus can affect everyone young and old. It can be a common condition of the ears or it may be an underlying symptom of something worse. Tinnitus can be reduced even without any treatment but chronic tinnitus must be reduced for a person to live normally.
Discovering your tinnitus cause can ultimately lead to treatment and preventing future health conditions. Here are some predisposing factors for a person to develop tinnitus.
– as a person ages, the nerve endings responsible for hearing may become
weak and also damaged. Senior citizens may complain of insistent loud
noises originating from the inside of the ear or from the head and this
may also be the reason for hearing loss.
– males are more prone to developing tinnitus more than women which may
stem from the fact that males are often employed in industries where
there is extreme noise. Although both men and women may be vulnerable to
various injuries or infections of the structures of hearing, males are
often subject to constant noise that not only causes ringing in the ears
but may also lead to loss of hearing.
Occupation – there are certain occupational risks that can cause
tinnitus. People who are employed in construction sites, mining sites,
firearms facility, manufacturing plants and those who operate heavy
machinery can also develop tinnitus from work. Exposure to harsh
chemicals may also lead to develop chronic ringing in the ears.
Allergies – allergies that cause the body to develop increased mucus
production can lead to infection. Infection of the upper respiratory
tract may move from the mouth to the ears through the Eustachian tubes
causing temporary hearing loss and tinnitus. The proximity of the ears
to the mouth and the nose predisposes any one to infection of the fluids
of the inner ear when a person blows his nose or when he sneezes.
5. Illness – any type of illness that recommends a person to use prescription medication can increase his risk of developing tinnitus. Overdosing or insistent use of medications like aspirin and antibiotics can often lead to headaches, tinnitus and sometimes temporary hearing loss.
There are also infections that can lead to complications such as
tinnitus and hearing loss. Sometimes infections that are left untreated
may lead to ringing in the ears and permanent hearing loss.
Recklessness – people who are reckless may place themselves at risk for
developing serious injuries especially injuries of the head and
structures of hearing that can lead to tinnitus. Driving a motorcycle
without a helmet, not wearing safety equipment when dealing with loud
noises, not wearing seatbelts and many more can ultimately lead to
injury and accidents which can predispose anyone to permanent injuries.
Medications during pregnancy – pregnant women place their unborn child
at risk for developing congenital abnormalities and hearing impairments
along with permanent tinnitus. Even simple medications for pain and
fever can cause serious complications. Never take any medication unless
prescribed by your