Can Cell Phones Cause Ringing Ears?
Recent studies for possible causes of tinnitus have determined that cell phone usage does in fact affect tinnitus and severity is proportionate to the amount of cell phone usage
Phoenix (I-Newswire) October 5, 2013 - Ringing in the ears, medically referred to as tinnitus, is often times described differently by different sufferers. Some have reported to have experienced continuous whooshing or hissing sounds while others have experienced pulsating buzz sounds. Such sounds become more audible in quieter surroundings.
Recent studies for possible causes of tinnitus have determined that cell phone usage does in fact affect tinnitus and severity is proportionate to the amount of cell phone usage.
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) states that over 50 million people suffer from tinnitus of varied degrees in the US alone. Well over 12 million of these suffers have tinnitus issues to the level that they require medical attention. While as many as 2 million people are so severely affected by ringing ears that they find it disruptive to their normal life and relationships.
• Exposure to very loud noises
• Damage in the inner ear
• Neck or head injury
• Immune disorders
• Tumor of the auditor nerve in the ear
• Side effects of certain medicines
• Stress, anxiety
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Jaw misalignment
Dr Sohaila Rastan, RNID's Chief Scientific Advisor, says: "This research illustrates just how important it is to protect your hearing from loud noise. Even if your hearing is not permanently affected, the way your brain processes sound may be changed which could result in tinnitus."
Having to endure a day without our cell phone is unimaginable, but excessive use may increase tinnitus. Cases of tinnitus due to excessive use of cell phones appear to be increasing each year, worldwide!
A report from the British Medical Journal indicates that cell phone use - especially extended cell phone use - may now be added to the list of causes of tinnitus.
The report indicates that 10-15% of us experience some degree of tinnitus - a number that appears to be growing, in part, because more and more of us are using mobile telephones to stay plugged in no matter where we are.
One such case-study clearly indicated that people who used cell phones for long hours experienced one-sided tinnitus! (That would be the ear they use with their cell phone)
Research has proven that the connection between tinnitus and cell phones is due to damage caused to the inner ear by openly absorbing a significant amount of sound energy produced by cell phones. Note, that this study only investigated possible damage caused by 'sound'; and doesn't even address the electronic exposure we might be subjecting ourselves. Another ongoing research with results forthcoming.
Amongst all these tests and studies, there is a bit of relief. A large number of test subjects reported that they experienced tinnitus before their love affair with their cell phone began. Possibly tinnitus may have been initiated by some other causes triggering its symptoms, and the prolonged usage of their cell phone simply made it more noticeable.
Yes, excessive use of cell phones has all the possibilities of causing damage to those nerves in our inner ears. If you currently suffer from tinnitus, then excessive use of a cell phone will only exacerbate the problem. Disconnect when you can, and keep it short when you can't. How much cell usage is safe, at this point only your ears can be the judge.
Ears ringing can vary from a mild ringing to an excruciating and frustrating condition. Generally just a few simple remedies will make short work of it. Take just a moment and check out this information; http://earringingtips.com
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Published On:October 5, 2013
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