Can you hear that? It’s a low buzzing sound but sometimes it becomes a high pitched ringing noise. Well, firstly you may want to calm down because no, you’re not insane or superhuman. You’re not hearing things happening elsewhere, you’re just hearing things that aren’t there. This might be confusing but it can be explained simply by this. You’re having a hearing hallucination but you’re still hearing real noises too. This is called Tinnitus as the strange buzzing or ringing noise you constantly hear is partially biological and partially mental. It’s not that uncommon but it’s not all that common either, and it’s even sometimes temporary. The nose feels like it’s coming from the inside of your head and sometimes it’s right in the base of your ear. The condition doesn’t interfere with your normal life in any way and there are some easy ways to get around it or have it treated.
Before anything else, you should learn more about tinnitus as it will help you understand the real-world implications of having the condition. There’s no need to panic, first of all, it could just be triggered and momentary. Using various sources around the internet, you can learn about what the condition is, what possible treatments you have on offer medically, and how to cope with it in your normal life. Brush up on how it is caused and with more knowledge you can better adjust your life to it.
Blockage in the tunnel
Our ears are incredibly sensitive, any small detail in the ear itself and our hearing can be affected. Speak to an audiologist who can run various tests on you to see if there is a problem with your hearing physically. Using magnifying tools, they can look deep into your ear canal and see if anything is blocking the eardrum and surrounding area. Don’t forget that our ears have very small and thin bones that vibrate to absorb the sounds we hear, it’s not out of this world to believe something could be wrong internally.
One of the biggest issues that can cause tinnitus is ear wax. This isn’t just any old ear wax, this is wax that has accumulated over time and becomes very thick and hard. The audiologist can melt down the ear wax, and using very precise tools excavate the ear canal free of the impeding earwax. If you have experienced a sudden drop in hearing and an increase in a strange ringing sound, this is a treatment that could do you wonders.
Don’t focus on it
Sometimes the ringing noise can be caused by the environment you’re in such as a loud manufacturing facility or it can be simply all in your mind. Regardless of this fact, however, don’t focus on the noise. It is indeed a white noise that your brain is making up and even doctors don’t fully understand how or why this is being done. The key to not aggravating the hallucination is to simply not focus on it. Don’t stop what you’re doing to mentally try and pinpoint the sound of the noise. This only makes things worse.
However, you know the adage of when you try not to focus on something you end up either consciously or subconsciously focusing on it even more. Find a hobby that you can focus on, or perhaps cook something new tonight. Do anything you can to take away your mind’s focus and revert attention away from the ringing noise.
See a specialist
If things do get out of hand and you’re worried about it interfering with your life, then go and see an ears, nose, and throat specialist. There could be something wrong with the nasal passage that can also cause uncommon vibrations. The specialist will do their best to see what could be the cause of the problem. However, don’t go into the room thinking they will find a perfect solution because this is still not understood in the medical world. As mentioned before, the ringing noise in your ears is partly environmental but also involves hearing hallucinations. Don’t worry though, because it’s known to come and go, and often it will eventually become far less severe.
The ringing noise you constantly hear is a condition called tinnitus. It’s a strange white noise that you seem to hear due to environmental causes as well as mental tricks your mind is playing. The key to not making it worse is to simply not focus on it and whisk your mind away to someplace else. If you want to get to the bottom of it then go as see an audiologist who can remove any ear wax that could be causing the issue and run some other tests.