Tinnitus is a condition associated with ringing in the ears or hearing other kinds of noise, including buzzing and hissing. These noises are not caused by external sound sources but come from inside you due to several underlying health conditions.
Tinnitus may be due to simple reasons such as old age and taking a medication that induces tinnitus. Or more severe health problems, including ear trauma, high blood pressure, Meniere’s disease, or temporomandibular joint disorders. This condition is a fairly common one, occurring mostly in older adults. Tinnitus can either be subjective – that is, you’re the only one that can hear it – or objective – you and other people can hear it.
Discover on the next page the 7 common causes of tinnitus:
Atherosclerosis is one of the many possible causes of pulsatile tinnitus. It happens when plaque, such as fats, cholesterol, and other waste materials, builds up in your arteries, causing irregular or turbulent blood flow.
One of the signs you may notice if you have this condition is rhythmic noise in one of your ears. That does not include when you are angry, frightened, or emotional. But if you hear this rhythmic noise regularly, contact your physician. Open the next page to read the other signs(number 7 will surprise you):