People with tinnitus don’t always know they’ve got it. Yet others can’t forget it even for a second. This article will discuss all severities of tinnitus symptoms, which should help you to gain a clearer understanding of your own situation.
I have titled this particular article “Tinnitus Symptoms – It Gets Pretty Damn Bad” as an assertion that sufferers of severe tinnitus have questioned, and continue to question, their own sanity.
Some have even committed suicide.
This is not a condition to be taken lightly by any means, yet far too little is known about tinnitus, and doctors continue to tell their desperate patients that nothing can really be done.
Well that is an absolute lie, but a different conversation entirely. At the conclusion of this article, I will touch upon this topic and send you to more complete information so that you can begin down the road of recovery, if that is what you’re after.
In the meantime, let’s get back to the point and discuss some of the symptoms associated with this often debilitating condition.
Common Tinnitus Symptoms:
- Ringing / Whistling
- Pounding / Banging
- Headaches / Migraines
Tinnitus has been shown to adversely affect many sufferers’ lives, often to the extent where he or she can no longer function at the same level as before. When this occurs, the sufferer is usually left feeling “crazy,” because nobody else around them can understand what the heck is going on inside their heads. The most typically experienced negative effects of tinnitus include:
- Inability to work, sometimes leading to job loss
- Frustration, anger, and short temper
- Loss of focus
- Lack of ability to hear actual sound
- Compromised personal and family relationships
- Inability to sleep, contributing to significant psychological dysfunction
- Lack of appetite, leading to dramatic (unhealthy) weight loss
- Inability to drive, leading to dependency on others or immobility
- Severe depression and isolation
- Extreme social and general anxiety
There Are Two Main Categories of Tinnitus
It is worth mentioning that there are two different classes of tinnitus; subjective and objective.
The big difference between the two is that subjective tinnitus can only be heard by the sufferer, while objective tinnitus can literally be heard by the practicing physician upon a thorough ear examination.
This second type of tinnitus is far more rare than the first, and if you happen to suffer from tinnitus, it is far more likely that yours is of the subjective variety.
Either type can be treated, although objective tinnitus is generally the result of substantial physical injury to the inner ear or blood vessels and may require surgical intervention. Subjective tinnitus is more likely to be treatable by non-surgical methods.
Tinnitus Symptoms – Treatable or Not?
According to popular medical opinion, little can be done to actually reverse tinnitus, though there are treatment options available that can help you to manage and live with the condition.
Relief options generally suggested by the medical community include anti-anxiety medications, anti-depressants, special hearing aids, other prescription drugs, and surgery. Go figure.
However, Thomas Coleman, author of the Tinnitus Miracle system (the product around which this entire website is based) has been through it all. From numerous prescription medications and noise therapies to a whole host of “natural cures,” and even surgery. Nothing worked… at all.
For 12 years, Mr. Coleman researched tinnitus like his life depended on it (not too far from the truth), reading over 500 books on the subjects of tinnitus, the auditory system, nutrition, reflexology, herbology, acupuncture, acupressure, the nervous system – you name it.
Not only did he research the subject religiously, but he also applied what he learned to his own situation. Some things helped a little, some helped a lot, and some did no good whatsoever. He kept distilling his findings, combining what worked, eliminating what didn’t, and after 14 painstaking years of trial and error, he not only relieved his tinnitus… he cured his tinnitus!