What are the different types of tinnitus?

Tinnitus is when we hear ringing, whooshing, chirping, and other ear noises. Even though they do not actually exist in our surroundings. This sound is distinctive to everybody. so it well that there are few unique types: subjective, objective, pulsatile, sensory, and physical (or somatic). Different types of tinnitus is a genuinely normal restorative disease that presents in an assortment of ways.

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What causes Tinnitus?

The cause of tinnitus is uncertain. If there is no damage to the auditory system you can look into this possible causes:

  • Jaw joint dysfunction
  • Chronic neck muscle strain
  • Excessive noise exposure
  • Certain medication
  • Wax buildup
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • A tumor that creates a strain on the arteries in the neck and head
  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Ear infection and sinus
  • Common diseases like anemia, allergies, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, circulatory problems, diabetes etc

Different types of tinnitus

There are mainly 4 types of tinnitus which are as follows :

Subjective tinnitus

It is the most frequent type of tinnitus. The person who experiences it can only hear it. The perception of sound we feel can be in one ear, both ears or inside the head. Sometimes there is a sensation of the sound just outside the head. There may be one sound that never changes. A different sound in each ear or six to eight sounds that are constantly changing.

It’s often that subjective tinnitus is most commonly caused by the disorder in the auditory system (or inner ear). Which is responsible for hearing loss.

Objective tinnitus

this type of tinnitus can not only be heard by the person who experiences it. But also a doctor or other interested person can hear, using a stethoscope or other listening device. The spasm in the muscle around the middle ear can cause the tinnitus sometimes.

Sensory tinnitus

A great many people who encounter tinnitus, have sensory tinnitus. Sensory tinnitus is regularly a symptom of a sound-related framework. To date, there is no known cure for Sensory tinnitus. Other than utilizing a built-up tinnitus administration program can help. It deals with the tinnitus and decreases its impacts.

Somatic tinnitus

We identified somatic tinnitus as physical development and touch, normally. The muscle fits in the ear or neck is responsible for creating somatic tinnitus. Also, due to other mechanical sources sometimes. And sound treatment can be utilized for substantial tinnitus, in many cases other administration systems, for example, massage treatment can be useful for it.

Subtypes of tinnitus

Pulsatile tinnitus

Most commonly it is a regular pulsing noise. Sometimes corresponding to the pulsing of blood near the ear tissue. We can hear it as a lower pitched thumping or booming. Also, a rougher blowing sound which coincides with breathing. Sometimes as a clicking, higher pitched rhythmic sensation.

Musical Tinnitus

Also known as musical hallucinations. This is a less common type. It occurs in people who had hearing loss and tinnitus for some time but people with increased sensitivity to sound can also have musical hallucinations.

Low-frequency tinnitus

In this type of tinnitus sufferers are mostly confused about whether the sources of sounds are external or internal. The sufferers may describe the tone of the piano as humming, murmuring, rumbling, or deep droning.

Neurological tinnitus

Meniere’s disease is the main cause for neurological tinnitus.

Read more: Pulsatile Tinnitus: Hearing Heartbeat, Fluttering, Whooshing Sound in Ear

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