7 tinnitus symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

Hearing a whistle in your ears? Do you feel like ripping your ears off your head? Do you think your ears are absorbing static noise? You may have tinnitus.

One in five people have subjective tinnitus (only you can listen) or goal (your doctor can also listen).

You may be getting old or caused trauma to your ears with loud noises. You may be taking a remedy that causes tinnitus. Your ears may be clogged with wax. Or your body could be sending you a signal that there’s something very wrong going on.

Be sure to speak to your doctor if number five occurs. And your dentist can help turn off the tinnitus by fixing number seven.

1. atherosclerosis

Tinnitus can be a sign that your arteries are getting clogged with plaque (atherosclerosis), and you are at risk of a cardiac arrest or stroke. As the arteries narrow, the blood needs to move through them harder. You may be able to hear your heart beating in your ears.

If you hear the heartbeat when you’re angry or scared, it’s nothing serious. If you hear your heart beating in your ears for much of the time, tell your doctor.

2. High pressure

Blood pressure is how hard your heart must work to circulate blood. The higher the pressure, the harder your heart’s work will be. Atherosclerosis is a cause of high blood pressure, but there are other equally serious causes. High blood pressure must be treated before it kills you.

A turbulent blood flow also causes tinnitus. If one of the arteries that conduct blood or veins that get out of the brain is bent or narrowed, blood flow will be ruptured. This could result in an aneurysm.

3. Tumors

If you have a tumor pressing a blood vessel into your head or neck, you may have tinnitus. This is called vascular neoplasia. These tumors can range from benign to rarely malignant. Vascular neoplasms are rare and a specialist may be required to establish the diagnosis.

Acoustic neuromas are slow-growing benign tumors that develop in the cranial nerve. Tinnitus will probably be only on one side, and your balance and hearing may be affected.

4. Meniere’s disease

Tinnitus may be a sign of impending Meniere’s disease. If you have hearing loss and tinnitus, pay attention. If it’s Meniere’s disease, you’ll start to have vertigo and the world will revolve around you for 20 minutes to 24 hours. You can get very nauseous. Eventually, untreated Meniere’s disease will cause permanent hearing loss.

Meniere’s disease is caused by too much fluid in the inner ear. The causes are uncertain, but are associated with a blockage, infection, or abnormal immune response.

5. Head and neck injuries

Neurological damage such as multiple sclerosis, cranial lesions, and cervical lesions can cause tinnitus. Some tinnitus-related cranial and cervical lesions are temporary and possibly associated with injury stress. However, since it could be related to a curved blood vessel, tell your doctor if you have been hit or have had a head injury.

Tinnitus can sometimes be treated and cured, or controlled to make it less irritating or disturbing.

6. Malformation of capillaries

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a relatively rare condition with unknown causes. Basically, the arteries in the brain connect with the veins without first going through the capillaries. MAVs can rupture, bleed, and reduce blood flow to the brain. Occasionally, it may cause an aneurysm. The condition occurs in the uterus, and usually symptoms are displayed between 15 and 20 years of age.

In addition to tinnitus, you may have hearing loss on one side and facial numbness. This condition can usually be treated.

TMA disorders

Its TMD or temporomandibular joint allows you to open your mouth, chew and speak. TMMA is a very delicate joint that does not react well to stress. Grinding teeth, closed jaws and mandibular lesions can inflame the joint.

Symptoms include not only tinnitus, but also earache, locking of the mandibular joints, and pain or sensitivity to touch. Your dentist can relieve TMI by realigning the bite. It can also be good to learn relaxation techniques if you have bruxism.


Tinnitus can be a sign that you are getting old. Or maybe you’re listening to too loud music with your headset. It could be a hardened wax pack disturbing the delicate tissue of the ear. Or you may be getting an early warning of impending heart disease, stroke, tumors or Meniere’s disease.

Complications caused by a head injury that include tinnitus can be severe and need to be examined.

There are treatments for tinnitus, which can be as simple as stopping or starting a medication, lowering blood pressure, or using masking devices. Otorhinolaryngologists or audiologists may be your best chance of treating tinnitus.

Page 1 of 1