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Unilateral Tinnitus - Need To Know

A tinnitus could be a condition of one or both ears. If it affected both ears, it is called bilateral, if it affects one, it’s called unilateral. Usually, tinnitus can only be heard of by the person affected unless he has a pulsatile type of tinnitus wherein, apart from him hearing it, a person near him could also hear the sound. Pulsatile tinnitus is not a common case though, only having 3 percent of the number of tinnitus sufferers. And between the case of a unilateral and bilateral tinnitus, unilateral tinnitus is more common.

Buzzing in one ear or tinnitus in left ear are other names for unilateral tinnitus. A basic cause for a tinnitus would be impacted earwax. This is easy to solve. A person just needs to visit his doctor and have it removed. Trying to remove it may cause further damage in the ear. Doctors use the special instruments to take out the impacted earwax safely. Ear infection may also cause a ringing ear. One problem is found in this condition. Some of the medications for this might cause further unilateral tinnitus. And there are other drugs that might trigger this condition such as: anti-depressants, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, ibuprofen, anti-malarial, oral contraceptives and chemotherapy.

A severe trauma in the head may bring about a problem in the components of the middle ear. In effect of these damaged nerves is that it may send wrong data to the brain. The external sounds such as the high decibel and the constant exposure to loud sounds will damage the hair cells, causing then a unilateral tinnitus. When normal, these hair cells on the cochlea transform sound waves into electrochemical currents relaying auditory information to the brain. But if the factors damage it, it will send falls signal to the brain, thus resulting to a tinnitus.

Stress, though haven’t been directly proven to have cause tinnitus but can still be a cause of a unilateral tinnitus case. Study has shown that excessive stress may cause a chemical imbalance in the body which in turn can turn fluid levels in the inner ear to be unstable, thus resulting to a tinnitus. Diets must be taken completely. As for those who have tinnitus, avoiding salty diet and high caffeine intake, too much alcohol, too much fat, and nicotine should be eyed for. These could increase the possibility of a tinnitus case.

A simple problem may go worse if it is not treated well, just as unilateral tinnitus. This could lead to a permanent hearing loss if it is left unattended. A proper medical evaluation would be the best approach for the condition. Taking matters into our own hands, especially when we don’t know the exact cause might keep the matter worse. Proper medical evaluation will result to a proper treatment. There are so many ways of how to treat the unilateral tinnitus, as to what to treat would be the big question.


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