Why Is there Constant Ringing in the Ears?


“In what ear does it ring?” – your friend asks. It is believed that in the case of a successful guess you will definitely fulfill your desire. But sometimes people feel ears ringing with such regularity that the only desire is formed – to understand what is happening and how to remove it. After all, the constant feeling of clanging in ears prevents you from focusing on everyday affairs, to sleep and relax normally.

Causes of Persistent Ear Ringing

The word Tinnitus in the medical language means any noise felt in the ears (ringing, whistling, squeaking, rustling). Different factors can provoke it: a long rock concert, infectious disease, lack of iron in blood, an elderly age, trauma of the head. Sometimes the cause of ringing is banal non-compliance with ear hygiene, and when the doctor pulls out of the ear canal greasy sulfur plug, all the problems immediately come to nothing.ear ringing

However, frequent causes of tinnitus in modern humans are the “nervous” factors: vegetative-vascular dystonia, panic attacks, fluctuations in blood pressure and endless stress. And if no organic pathologies were found during the examination, then most likely the cause lies in the nervous system. But how nerves and ears are interconnected?

How it rings? Why it rings? What to do?
vegetative-vascular dystonia/ panic attacks Ringing sounds and noises in the ears of people with dystonia are usually the same on both sides. Increased sensitivity to all symptoms affects the perception of ringing: some hear whistling noise, some hear pressing nose and feel pain. Some hear a squeak or are in a very uncomfortable state where the whole world seems to be one humming enclosed space. With vegetative-vascular dystonia, there are pressure jumps, circulatory disorders, excessive vascular tone or their inappropriate relaxation. All this leads to various unpleasant symptoms, including ringing in the ears. Especially hard is the symptom in the process of a panic attack before going to sleep, when the vessels experience a severe spasm, and the nervous system is aggravated to the limit. It is necessary to help the nervous system to cope with the loads and failures: to take a contrast shower, visit a psychotherapist (often instigators of all the symptoms live in the subconscious and are not treated with ordinary pills). In moments of acute attacks, you can wrap yourself in warm clothes or take a weak tea with 2-3 drops of essential oil, this will relieve tension.
Psycho-emotional overload In CNS disorder caused by anxiety and stress, the whole palette of sounds in the ears is usually imaginary. A person can hear and feel anything, although in reality there is no pathology in the vessels. But this false ringing frightens the patient, he gets into a vicious circle of his experiences: the noise increases the excitement, which in turn provokes even greater ringing. The nerve endings of the whole body (including the Central auditory pathways) are irritated, which gives a feeling of sound or noise. Also, the overloaded nervous system provokes chaos in the inner ear (special cells with hairs begin to move randomly, giving a whole symphony of electrical signals). As a result, it seems to a person that his head is ringing. The most important thing is to normalize the nervous system, then the noise will go away. Some patients help themselves by switching to other sounds: music, film, rain. But sometimes the ear ringing is so strong that nothing could help. In severe cases antidepressants or effective sedatives are prescribed for the patient. It is better not to sit in headphones and do not drink coffee a couple of hours before bedtime, then the noises will not be so intense.
Hypertension Usually, the ringing starts in both ears, but sometimes one ear hears the stronger noise than the other one, or in one ear there is no noise at all. The hallmark of this ringing (noise) is also its synchrony with the heartbeat (pulse ringing). Due to high blood pressure, all vessels undergo spasms, including the vessels of the brain and the posterior ear arteries. Through the narrowed vessels, the blood flows poorly to the head, causing a feeling of ringing or noise in the ears. If a person constantly hears the noise, it is better to consult a therapist, then a cardiologist. After medical intervention, the constant ringing in the ears disappears, and the person returns to a calm lifestyle.

clanging in the earsWhen the “nervous” ringing in the ears becomes a constant symptom, it is time to completely revise the way of life and quit bad habits. If a person does not get enough sleep, does not eat well, abuses caffeine, alcohol and other psychostimulants, the treatment of the nervous system will be long and exhausting. Sometimes you just need to adjust your preferences. This could be done without medication.


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