How Sleeping With Tinnitus Affects Your Hearing?

Tinnitus is the perception of sounds like ringing or buzzing in the ears. Even if no external sound is present near you (when we are in a quiet place or sleeping). Maybe different people feel different kind of sounds including, clicking, roaring, hissing or humming. Many people experience tinnitus once a while in their life. Tinnitus may conflict with your sleeping.

Because the continuously buzzing or ringing in your ear may become annoying. Hence, most of the people have a question in their mind that “how sleeping with tinnitus affects your hearing?” Well, In a night, sleeping with tinnitus makes the surrounding noise very low, and a person who is suffering from tinnitus experience a lot of noise.

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Effect of sleeping with Tinnitus, on Hearing

During the day tinnitus is less noticeable due to the sounds around you, and distraction of other several activities. But, when your surrounding is quiet especially in the night, your tinnitus can seem louder and more annoying. However, we can avoid the tinnitus problem. Performing several other activities such as meditation, prepare your mind to focus on other activity.

The tinnitus becomes more common with the age of a person, in part because of age-related hearing loss. Among adults ages between 65-84 years old, it’s estimated that about 27 percent of people are suffering from tinnitus. Both depression and anxiety can be the major factor of tinnitus.

Other Experiences of Tinnitus

Many people experience tinnitus differently. The degree of tinnitus which you experience can help you to determine the type of treatment you seek. Many people suffering from tinnitus initially get stuck, what people called “loop”. The loop is a vicious cycle. As a result, the more attention you give to your tinnitus the louder it becomes. Although in small cases of tinnitus can significantly impact your quality of life.

Causes of Tinnitus

There are several causes of tinnitus, including:

  • Ear disease
  • Ear infection
  • Neck or head injuries
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hormonal imbalance of women’s
  • Hearing loss
  • Stiffness, tension, and pain in the head

How tinnitus Affects Hearing?

Prolonged exposure to loud sounds is the most common cause of tinnitus. According to the research data, 90% of people with tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss. The loud noises cause permanent damage to the sound-sensitive cell of the cochlea (auditory system). The cochlea is a spiral-shaped organ, certainly, it presents in the inner side of the ear.

Help from Professional

An audiologist can help you to find and use the best hearing aid for you. Tinnitus maskers look like hearing aids this device makes a sound that covers up the tinnitus. These machines can be useful during the night or in quiet times. There are many apps that you can find in the app store on your phone. These apps provide sounds like quiet music, rainfall, the sound of the ocean and other natural sounds. This kind of sounds can help as well.

A professional will try to identify any underlying, treatable condition that may be related to your symptoms. Professionals can take the following step to reduce the noise of the tinnitus. Examples include:

Changing your medication If because of your medication the tinnitus is rapidly increasing then the doctor may ask you to stop the medication and reduce drugs or will advise you different medications.

Ear wax removal By removing ear wax can help in reducing tinnitus

Treating blood vessel The vascular may require medication, surgery or other treatment to identify the problem.

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