Sudden tinnitus: Could it be tinnitus and what can be done about it?If you suddenly hear a ringing in your ears that is not due to any external noise, you may have suffered from tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition where you experience sounds such as beeping, hissing or ringing in the ears or head. Tinnitus can be constant or come and go, and can vary in pitch and intensity.
Tinnitus is a common problem affecting around 15-20 percent of the population, and is particularly common in older people.
Sudden tinnitus can have various causes, but it is usually linked to some form of hearing damage. Hearing damage can result from exposure to high noise levels, such as music, traffic or machinery. Loud sounds can damage the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that convert sound waves into nerve signals. When the hair cells are damaged or die, the brain cannot interpret sound signals correctly, and can then create its own sounds that are perceived as tinnitus.
Sudden tinnitus can also be caused by other factors, such as infections, wax plugs, allergies, changes in blood pressure, or medications (such as certain antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or aspirin). These factors can affect the function of the ear or the blood flow to the ear, which can lead to tinnitus.
If you have tinnitus/tinnitus that bothers you or affects your hearing, you should seek medical help to investigate the cause and get the right treatment. Tinnitus is not a life-threatening condition, but it can negatively affect your quality of life if not managed properly. There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are ways to relieve the symptoms and learn to live with it.
Some of the most common treatment methods for tinnitus
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT): TRT is a combination of sound therapy and CBT counseling In TRT, sound stimulation is used that adds a broadband noise at a weak level, so-called white noise, in combination with structured counseling, CBT, where the patient learns themselves to manage their tinnitus with the help of various methods that have scientific support and clinical anchoring. The goal of TRT is to reduce the person's negative reactions to the sounds that occur, such as irritation and discomfort.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a form of psychotherapy that aims to change the way you think and feel about your tinnitus problem. CBT can help reduce the anxiety and depression that tinnitus can lead to, as well as learning strategies to deal with negative thoughts and feelings. CBT can be done individually or in groups, with the help of a therapist or online programs.
- Sound therapy : Sound therapy involves listening to soothing or masking sounds (for example, white noise, nature or music sounds) that can distract or drown out the tinnitus sound.
There are also support groups and organizations that can give you information and advice about tinnitus. You are not alone with your problem, and there is help available.
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