How Long does it take for Tinnitus to go away?
- Last Updated: Feb 4th, 2019
Love to listen up the music in high volume. Yeah! After that having a problem in the ear?
After a rock concert, if you are experiencing some muffled ringing in your ear, it is tinnitus. It is the sign that you are too close to the speakers and bands. Tinnitus occurs when the hair cells in ear damage due to loud noise.
Sounds exposure approx 85 decibels can cause loss of hearing. Concerts lead to 115 DB sound exposure. Noise-related hearing loss depends on the loudness of sound.
Tinnitus from rock concert will resolve automatically in a few days.
Tinnitus is not usually a serious issue but it can just get worse with the age.
Symptoms:- The irritable sensation of sounds you heard when there is no sound producing around you results in tinnitus. Tinnitus is of different types of noises to your ears such as buzzing, roaring, hissing, clicking, ringing.
The sound you heard may vary from low pitch to high pitch and can be heard it one or both ears. Tinnitus might be available all day or may come and go.
Tinnitus can be categorized in two way:
- Subjective:- Subjective tinnitus is defined as that sound that can be heard by oneself or yourself. It can create problems for your hearing nerves and that part of the brain that converts nerve signal as sound.
Objective:- Objective tinnitus is that tinnitus that can only be heard by your doctor or examiner. It is the sound that is created by your internal structures such as blood vessel problem or muscle contractions.
How Long Does It Take For Tinnitus To Go Away?
Due to Exposure of noise can occur temporary tinnitus. Ringing occurs by muffled sound can occur noise-induced hearing loss. Tinnitus symptoms generally go away in 16 to 48 hours but it goes worse it may take one or two weeks. Extreme noise exposure may cause the occurring of ringing again.
This type of hearing loss lasts more than six months, and this condition can cause long-term hearing loss. But it rarely happens. If you love going to concerts, rock shows, listening to music in high volume, exposing yourself to loud noises then you have to take some actions to prevent yourself from long time loss of hearing.
In the coming decades, it is analyzed that some gradual increment in hearing loss. Some people worried that how long does tinnitus last?
If your tinnitus is occurred by the exposure of loud noises, then it can go away in a few days. In other cases, it will take 2 to 3 months to resolve it. At the very extreme level, it may take 2 to 3 years to recover, or tinnitus gradually goes away.
Can tinnitus come and go throughout the day?
It can range from low to high pitch and may be soft or roaring often before sleep. Sometimes, it can remain stable or otherwise tinnitus come and go from time to time. In severe cases, the ringing in the ears is loud enough to interfere with work or daily activity, whereas those with mild tinnitus can experience soft ringing that is no more than a minor annoyance.
Again, exceptional exposure to loud noise can create temporary tinnitus. In that case, it can go away within 16 to 48 hours. While in severe cases, it may last for a week or two or even more than six months.
In the second place, a vibrational effect while walking or the harsh motion of speedy walking can cause movement in the small bones or the muscles in the middle ear. This movement is heard as a persistent clicking sound in the ear, also known as tinnitus. You can test it too by moving up and down your head.
However, this movement does not indicate any medical emergency. But if you hear this clicking for more days then discuss it with your hearing care professional in every way.
Unfortunately, untreated tinnitus can lead to a serious medical condition i.e permanent hearing loss. It affects millions and can cause anxiety and depression in a few cases. It is always better to start the diagnosis and treatment process immediately after the symptoms appear in a person.
How you can prevent yourself from tinnitus?
Preventing tinnitus is very important as it has been researched that even if the ringing disappears, it leaves residual which can cause long-term damage.
You need to have an understanding that what kind of noise can lead to hearing damage, that includes concerts, vehicles, and playing music at the loudest volume.
Using earplugs can be life savior while listening to loud music. And even alcohol consumption need to be controlled in parties as blood can also strain into your ear which can make the tinnitus condition even worse.
Thus you can prevent yourself from tinnitus in the following ways :
- Identify which type of noises cause hearing loss, involves concerts, and listening to music at the high volume.
- Use earplugs while attending concerts. Some venues may sell cheap foam ones at the coat check.
- Use ear protector while attending such concerts.
- Take a limited shot of alcohol during the music concert.
- Have your hearing tested if you think you may have hearing loss?
- Listen to relaxing sounds (or some quiet music), that calm yourself.
- Distract yourself from noise from an external source, which diverts your mind.
- Avoid stress, try yoga and meditation, it will help.
Can Tinnitus Go Away By Itself?
Well, the answer to this question is dependent on the cause of tinnitus. It may go away itself after a certain period of time. If it is a temporary tinnitus which is developed by noise exposure.
If ringing in your ear occurs by the ear wax buildup or certain medicines, then it will go away by the discontinuation of the drug or removing of ear wax. In some cases, tinnitus goes away by its own in 2 to 3 months, but in other cases, it will take time of many years to recover.
Should I see a doctor?
Well, there is no cure for tinnitus. If recovering of ringing in your ear will take many days then it’s a time to consult a specialist. Specialist identifies the problem by hearing test and offering you some medications and treatment to improve your this problem. They can help you to handle the long-term stress problems which caused by that.