Ringing in the ears

@clrumfelt (5424)
United States
January 3, 2012 2:48pm CST
My husband has had ringing in his ears for the past few years and has learned to live with the problem, but lately it has gotten worse to the point of bothering him a lot. Have you ever had this kind of problem and did you find a solution to make it better?
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@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Ringing in the ear is called TINNITUS. My mom had these problem once.. Her doctor said that it may have caused allergy or high blood pressure, tumor, diabetes and other diseases.. The doctor also told her that there are several ways to treat it, such as medications, sound therapy, acupuncture, herbs.. I suggest you consult your doctor immediately..
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
7 Jan 12
Thanks for your comments. There are so many causes of tinnitus it is a wonder everyone doesn't have it. He is going to ask his doctor about medicines for it.
@FluxNL (503)
• Netherlands
3 Jan 12
Ringing? Like a annoying sound beeeeeeeeep? Like that? If the answer is yes, maybe your husband got a hear damage. if the answer is no, what are you meaning? You can also go to a doctor and ask for medical advise.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
7 Jan 12
His ringing is a constant noise that sometimes interferes with his hearing and sleep. He is going to discuss it with his doctor next time he goes.
• United States
5 Jan 12
This sounds like he may have what's called Tinnitus, an inflammation of some part of the inner ear that causes a ringing noise for the sufferer. There are over-the-counter ear drops that one can use to aleviate this issue. However, your husband may also want to take the possibility of high blood pressure into account. If the ringing comes and goes, or is louder at some times than others, it could be a side effect of high blood pressure. I don't have it, but there are times that I will hear a ringing in my ears, and a few deep breathing exercises usually get the ringing to subside. But he may want to check out that ringing with the doctor as it may be a symptom of something more serious.
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
7 Jan 12
He is taking medicine for high blood pressure. I don't know if he has explored the causes of the tinnitus with his doctor, but I am sure he will next time he has a check-up.