What’s Causing the Clicks and Ringing in My Ears?
Do you have an annoying clicking or ringing in your ears that just won’t go away? The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that a third of Americans suffer from tinnitus. While most people describe it as a ringing noise, tinnitus can also sound like whistling, buzzing, hissing, or clicking. Unfortunately, tinnitus can also be debilitating, keeping you from concentrating on work or can even prevent you from sleeping.
What Makes Tinnitus Worse?
Tinnitus management can depend on what’s causing it. The most common causes of tinnitus include:
- Normal, age-related hearing loss
- Damage to the ear caused by exposure to loud noises
- High blood pressure
- Sinus infections
- Earwax or other obstructions
- Medications, such as some antibiotics
Is There a Cure for the Ringing in My Ear?
While there’s no scientifically proven cure for tinnitus, there are many ways to manage it successfully. Some ways to manage tinnitus are very simple. For example, if you have an obstruction in your ear, we can help you remove it safely. If you’re suffering from high blood pressure that’s causing tinnitus, relaxation techniques or medication may be an effective method to manage your tinnitus.
If you just can’t get rid of the ringing in your ears and it’s driving you crazy, come see us. We can help you root out what’s causing the tinnitus and develop a plan for managing it. There are many ways to manage tinnitus including devices that can help drown out the incessant noises in your ears. If you have hearing loss, using hearing aids may relieve tinnitus symptoms.