It started years ago as something in the distant background. Maybe you can’t even remember when it started – the buzzing, chirping, whistling, whooshing, roaring, ticking, clicking or humming noises in your head. At first, the noises, also known as tinnitus (Latin for “ringing”) were hardly even noticeable. Just a distant hum in your head. But things have changed – they’ve gotten worse.
The noises are beginning to interfere with your daily activities – in a negative way. And sleeping – one thing you used to take for granted – is now being compromised as you lay awake some nights trying to ignore the cacophony in your head. You may wonder if there is a medical treatment for tinnitus.
Unfortunately, the chances that your tinnitus has a medically-related cause are slim indeed. Most folks will suffer the maddening effects of tinnitus their entire lives without ever finding a treatable cause.
There are a very few medical maladies that have been proven to cause tinnitus. And, some of these conditions can be treated, providing some relief for the noises in your head. I’ll cover a couple here.
If you suspect that you may have Meniere’s Disease or even simple allergies, see a qualified medical doctor for a correct diagnosis. Only then can you put together a plan to fight your tinnitus.