If your ears are always hearing ringing noises for no apparent reason, chances are you experiencing tinnitus. The interesting thing about tinnitus is that most people experience it at least once for some time in their life. This disorder of a ringing ear usually goes away after a short period of time, but then there are also those who will have to endure the sound for a very long duration.
Most patients should start out with a visit to their doctor. The doctor will most likely prescribe medicine to help reduce the noise levels. Sadly, this is not necessarily the cure for tinnitus.
Having failed to cure the ringing sound by means of medicine, some may even turn to surgery instead. While there are those who have guaranteed that surgery will cure tinnitus, it is always important to hesitate before undergoing such an invasive procedure. We will now do a short review on what it means to undergo surgery to cure tinnitus.
First of all, the basic act of undergoing surgery guarantees that one will be open to the risk of infections. At the start of a surgery, the doctor starts off by anesthetizing he patient. Then, he will make an incision to get to your ear canal.
Electrodes will then be passed into the affected part of the ear where it is supposed to kill the area that is making the sound. However, an electrode that is placed in a healthy ear can also damage ear tissue. In other words, surgery may then lead to the patient to suffer partial or complete hearing loss.
A better situation would be that the patient still hears ringing noises even post surgery. The best outcome of course, would be that the tinnitus is finally removed, albeit only a small percentage of patients will enjoy that victory. In actual fact, surgery is only recommended when there may be a tumor in your ear.
For those cancer-free patients, there are other non-surgical methods of curing tinnitus. Before you get involved in a whole variety of treatments for this disorder, we would like to recommend that you first read up on Banish Tinnitus. This book offers a holistic approach on removing the sound in easy steps which is easy to implement and works effectively to cure the problem.
Having said all this, a ringing ear is annoying and while it is not life threatening, it does effect the quality of one’s life. Hence it is important to remove the sound while being careful not to go to the extreme measure of dissecting your ear open. We recommend that you be patient and calm, and always be open to other forms of curing this disorder.