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Causes of acute strident sounds in the ears

Sep 4th 2012 at 3:50 AM

A high-pitched ringing in the ears is medically known as tinnitus. Tinnitus is not a disease itself, but occurs as a symptom of an underlying disease and affects about one in five people, according to MayoClinic.com. Although this ringing loud and sharp is extremely annoying, most of the causes of tinnitus are not serious health problems.

 

Overview

 

A high-pitched ringing in the ears is medically known as tinnitus. Tinnitus is not a disease itself, but occurs as a symptom of an underlying disease and affects about one in five people, according to MayoClinic.com. Although this ringing loud and sharp is extremely annoying, most of the causes of tinnitus are not serious health problems.

 

Labyrinthitis

 

Labyrinthitis is an ear disorder characterized by inflammation of part of the inner ear called the labyrinth tinnitus Problem. When the labyrinth becomes inflamed, interferes with balance and hearing. This results in vertigo, tinnitus, inability to focus the eyes, loss of balance, nausea and vomiting. Labyrinthitis usually develops as a result of previous ear infection, allergies or a side effect of certain medications. Alcohol abuse and smoking increase the risk of developing labyrinthitis, according to Medline Plus. Labyrinthitis usually goes away on its own within a few weeks, but medications may be needed to relieve symptoms are severe. These may include anti-inflammatory medications, antihistamines and medications to reduce nausea and vomiting.

 

Meniere's Disease

 

Meniere's disease is characterized by a change in the composition or volume of fluid, called endolymph in the inner ear. When the head moves, the endolymph moves, and so sends nerve signals to the brain about the body's position. Volume changes or composition of the endolymph resulting in abnormal nerve signals in the brain, causing dizziness, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, increased sweating, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. There is no known cure for Meniere's disease, but symptoms usually can be controlled successfully by reducing the body's ability to retain water. This is done through a low-salt diet and diuretics. In severe cases, debilitating Meniere's disease, a portion of the inner ear can be removed to prevent the recurrence of symptoms. This is only used in extreme circumstances because it usually results in loss of hearing tinnitus miracle.

 

Acoustic Neuroma

 

An acoustic neuroma is a benign and usually slow-growing, that develops on the eighth cranial nerve, which extends from the brain to the inner ear. The exact cause of acoustic neuroma is unknown but believed to MayoClinic.com notes that genetic factors are involved. As the tumor grows, it puts pressure on the cranial nerve, resulting in gradual hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, numbness and weakness in the face and loss of balance. If the tumor is small, medical intervention is not usually necessary. As the tumor grows larger, radiation therapy or surgical removal can be used to treat the condition and alleviate the symptoms.

 

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