Various people in the world experience strange noises like ringing, swishing and other trouble some noise in the ear or head. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) describes that around 12 percent of men in the age group of 65 to 74 years of age have been identified with tinnitus in the U.S. Though tinnitus cannot be considered as a serious problem, yet it is a sort of nuisance. Twelve million Americans have been identified with tinnitus and one million persons are affected so severely with it that it affects their daily activities.
Tinnitus is an outcome of four sections of the hearing system i.e. the outer ear, the inner ear, the middle ear and the brain. Some tinnitus like “head noise” is a normal phenomenon. Some other common tinnitus includes sound of crickets or roaring, hissing, whistling, buzzing and high-pitched ringing. Other type of tinnitus includes clicking or pulsatile tinnitus that is the noise, which is accompanied by heartbeat. Continue Reading →