They Said I Have Tinnitus But My Ears Aren’t Ringing
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in your ears. But tinnitus is the perception of a noise, usually when no one else can hear it. For many, it manifests as a ringing sound. But for others it sounds more like a pulsing sound, or perhaps a whooshing, clicking or crackling sound. If you have any of these and they persist for more than a few days, you may have tinnitus.
Is Ringing in My Ears Serious?
While most cases of tinnitus are harmless, a sudden ringing in your ears can mark changes in your blood pressure or other health issues. Usually tinnitus clears up within a few hours.
Vitamins Won’t Cure Tinnitus
Some research indicates a connection between vitamin deficiencies, such as a B12 or zinc deficiency. That said, there has been no research substantiating the claims that vitamins will cure tinnitus. In fact, there is no known cure for tinnitus. Most ways to manage tinnitus help you either mask the tinnitus or make it less noticeable.
How Can I Manage My Tinnitus to Get Rid of the Ringing in My Ears?
Most ways to manage your tinnitus help you drown out or mask the noise. The following methods have been shown to be effective:
- Hearing aids
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Tinnitus retraining therapy