Well, how long is a piece of string? People have reported tinnitus for a couple of days, several weeks, months, years and lifetimes. The most important thing to realize is that tinnitus is a symptom of something else that is wrong with you. For example you may have shouted too loudly, banged your head, gone shooting without ear protectors, etc. Or, you have damaged the inside of your ear in some way. Whatever the reason you are now hearing ringing or other sounds in your ears. And if you are in those 93% of tinnitus sufferers who never get relief from normal treatments for tinnitus you will need to find something else to get rid of it.
The sounds or symptoms of tinnitus are given as ringing, whishing, whooshing, ticking, clicking, steam, etc. If you are the only one who can hear them this is called subjective tinnitus. If your doctor, using an instrument, can also hear them this is termed objective tinnitus. Subjective tinnitus is far more common.
The most common cause is damage to your inner ear, and / or, the auditory nerve which carries messages from your inner ear to your brain. But there are many other causes originating in the ear such as; middle ear infection, other ear infections, middle ear tumour, noise damage, meniere’s desease (inner ear disorder), a blocked eustachian tube, impacted ear wax, otosclerosis, hearing loss.
In addition there are some medical issues that can contribute, such as; old age, hardening of the arteries, medications (e.g. aspirin, anti-inflammatories), stress, some allergies, head injuries, whiplash, hypertension, anemia, diet, etc. Now your normal treatment would be medications such as antibiotics, antihistamines, and anti-anxiety tablets. You may also get a hearing aid, or, tinnitus masker to “mask” the sounds. And things such as yoga, meditation and acupuncture may help. Surgery is an option but only as a last resort.
Whatever the treatment, some 93% of tinnitus sufferers will never get relief from it. A 7% success rate; that’s a really poor outcome. And it isn’t just the sounds of tinnitus that are the problem is it? It’s the things associated with it such as; sleep deprivation, chronic tiredness, depression, inability to work properly, and the pressure on your family and relationships.
That’s why lots of people have turned to more natural treatments for their tinnitus. One program in particular, that many folks have found worked for them, is based around 11 proven techniques that you can tailor to suit your own circumstances. So that your treatment is perfectly matched to your needs. This program has a 80% success rate according to the guy who researched, tested and developed it.