If you are hearing ringing noise in your ears when there is no external sound source around you, chances are that you have tinnitus. Nearly a third of the population suffers from Tinnitus; ringing in the ears. And, of that third about 25% percent have it seriously enough to seek medical attention. The sounds you hear may be constant or at intervals, they may be ringing, buzzing or a high pitched sound. When the problem is at its worst you may have trouble concentrating or even sleeping. Here are steps that you can do to help stop the incessant ringing:
- Avoid saturated fats, processed food, sugar and salt in your daily diet
- If your workplace is particularly noisy wear ear plugs or ear muffs
- Keep your diet rich in protein, vitamins A,B,E, zinc and iron
- Stay away from coffee tea and sugary foods
- Keep your blood pressure under control
- Avoid alcohol and smoking they tend to restrict blood flow and worsen tinnitus
- Daily exercise improves your blood circulation
- Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that is crucial in the effectiveness of the immune system and the circulation to the ears
- Drown the noise with less disturbing sounds such as those made by a white noise machine.
- Take part in yoga classes, or try meditating. Stress is thought to be a contributing factor in tinnitus
Tinnitus can be very frustrating and there are many different things that will cause it. What works for one person may not work for another. As always, be sure to check with your physician for definitive diagnosis.