And here we have the most ANNOYING video EVER. It showcases several people’s tinnitus and also several ways of pronouncing that word that I’ve never heard.
There are several neurological causes of tinnitus: Meniere’s disease, brain tumor and brain injury. Other items to consider in the differential include: ear infection, heart or blood vessel disorders, side effect of some medications (aspirin, ibuprofen–Advil, Motrin–, naproxen–Aleve–, some blood pressure and heart meds, some antidepressants, some cancer drugs), earwax.
As you can see, tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease in and of itself. Because of this, there is really no direct treatment for the tinnitus, only “management.” You have to treat the underlying cause.
All I have to say, is “ugh.” I can’t imagine living life with that noise in my ear all the time. I found it interesting that tinnitus and depression are linked. People with depression are more likely to have tinnitus and people with tinnitus are more likely to be depressed. I’m saying, “Duh!” on the last bit. I would definitely be depressed if I had that horrible noise in my ear all day, everyday and all the “experts” could only “manage” it.