While it is not 100% certain, the most common theory behind why tinnitus occurs is that there is an upset in your natural hearing balance, altering your neurological activity and interpreted by the brain as sound.
Tinnitus has many causes, including aging, ototoxic drugs, Temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ), depression, anxiety, exposure to excessive or loud noises, Lyme disease. Other possibilities include thyroid disorders, ear infections or wax in the ear.
You experience background neurological activity noise every day, but other sounds in your environment cover them up. When neurological changes occur, they cause the perceived sound to be more noticeable and disturbing. Because the sound can trouble you, your brain treats it as important and focuses on it, increasing awareness and ringing in the ears.
Because of this vicious cycle, tinnitus was extremely hard to treat until now. However, Neuromonics has developed a groundbreaking treatment to significantly reduce tinnitus awareness and disturbance for over 90% of appropriate patients. If you’re in Osseo, you could be one of them!