Hissing in the ears is a common problem. In fact, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) roughly 50 million of the population in the country are experiencing it and several millions more across the world. There is no comprehensive cure yet for the condition, but research is on-going. In the meantime, several ways are available to manage and deal with the condition.
Find the Underlying Cause
One of the very first things you should do is to fine the undering cause of the unwanted sound. For this purpose, it is always wise to see your ear specialist and get a good diagnosis of your condition. Your specialist may require you to undergo some tests such as the following: physical examination of your ears, neck, and head; audio tests; and imaging.
If the diagnostic tests rule out medical issues or health problems as an underlying cause, then you can move on to the next possible causes such as the following: stress and anxiety, exposure to extreme noise, medicines that you are currently taking, as well as accumulation of earwax.
The most common among all these causes is exposure to loud noise and or noise pollution. This can damage your inner ear resulting with you hearing unpleasant sound even in silence. Next is accumulation of earwax for failing to clean your ears when you should. Unwanted noise in your ear also occurs during your stressful periods, and may come as side effects of certain medicines such as antibiotics and medical treatment for cancer.
Treatment You Can Do At Home
The best way to handle hissing in the ears is to start with natural treatment you can do at home. Here are a few practical tips:
• Cut back on smoking and drinking caffeinated beverages. Their ingredients are toxic to your body and worsen your condition. Toxic ingredients interfere with the good flow your blood and hamper the normal functions of your body systems. As a result, you are prone to health problems such as ear hissing.
• To improve blood circulation, do simple exercises regularly. Avoid strenuous exercises or those that will strain the head and neck part of your body. The goal is to improve blood flow to the ears to prevent unwanted noise.
• Relax your body and mind. Several techniques for relaxation are available online. Examples are deep breathing, meditation, and yoga. When the body and mind get enough rest and relaxation, there is no chance for stress to find its way to your system. Without the stress, you will also notice how your symptom of hissing ear disappears.
What is important in dealing with your problem is to maintain a healthy attitude about it. Regardless of the absence of a cure, the condition is still treatable. Instead of focusing your attention to how your symptom is bothering you, continue to find ways to put an end to your problem.
While doing so, strengthen your body's natural mechanism to heal and recover. Start to live a healthy lifestyle, divert your attention to doing productive things, and continue to develop your nutritious diet habits and simple exercise routine. A strong body and mind can do anything-including stopping and preventing hissing in the ears.