Tinnitus Hearing Loss Caused By Hearing Damage

Tinnitus is a condition where someone hears ringing, feels pressure in the ears, and often times has difficulty hearing others. One of the most likely culprits to hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) forming is ear wax. It’s not until it’s deemed severe that it starts to become a problem but there are things you can do when you receive certain cues to prevent a full blown problem.

Most cases of ear waxy build up are benign and can easily be remedied by clearing the wax out, but in some advanced cases the built up wax can become a problem both in pushing into the ear drum and becoming sharp, cutting the inside of the ear and causing infection.  In some cases the buildup causes permanent damage to the cochlea and this causes the consistent and annoying ringing in the ears, dulling ambient sounds, and more.

Hearing LossPermanent hearing damage can be managed, although difficult at first, there are ways to bring down the noise. One way is by watching your diet and not agitating it with sugars, starches, and salts (in high amounts). Salts and sugars tend to misbalance the fluid in the inner ear and causes symptoms to escalate. Caffeine and teas also cause problems.

Never push the wax in your ear in with a Q-Tip. Built up wax can often get shove back into the ear canal and could block sound, this is usually a first clue that a buildup is occurring. If you neglect it you could be inviting problems like tinnitus, pain, and frustration.

Tinnitus can keep you up at night. Even with hearing loss, this doesn’t change the way you hear the ringing and scratchy sounds. This is generally the ambient sounds around you being processed through a broke filter- your ear drum. It’s not able to perfectly replicate or vibrate the sounds and what you hear is a ringing- like a phone line with interference noise as it tries to broadcast to you the sounds on the otHearing Lossher end.

Many contract tinnitus symptoms from the very wax cleaning itself happens. If you clean your ears on a daily basis, you’re less likely to hurt your ears while cleaning them. If, however, you let the wax build up and later clean your ears you may inadvertently shoved wax back and not realize it. Hard wax build up doesn’t easily dissipate so every time you clean after a long time the wax builds up.

You’ll notice when sounds are harder to hear that this is happening.  Also, when wax builds up, you’re more likely to scrape too hard and cause cuts which lead to infection. Infection leads to moHearing Lossre mucus and can cause hearing loss or tinnitus (permanent or temporary symptoms depending on circumstances).

If you build up a lot of wax all the time (i.e. you work with headphones, loud areas, go to a lot of rock concerts, etc… then you will probably want to see a nose, throat, and ears doctor to get a check up when your hearing seems to stay dulled or the ringing from the concert just won’t go away, even after several weeks.

If you get tinnitus or damage your Eustachian Tube, a condition where the inner ear fluids are not balanced or blocked by mucus, you will need to take precautions with your diet to not agitate the condition as mentioned above (avoid high salt/sugar/starches).

If you take good care of your ears and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle you should be able to avoid tinnitus and hearing loss. The more you learn about it the easier it will be to both prevent problems and to see the signs that they are starting (the best time to fix it).

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