According to a new study, it has been discovered that 10 percent of the US adults have a feeling of ringing of ears and reason behind this is the noise they experience in their daily lives. Only internal buzzing is in ears no external sound is present.
It can be caused due to age related hearing loss and even due to muscle spasms in the ear in its middle part. It can also be caused due to alcohol, smoking cigarettes or drink having caffeine in them.
A researcher Dr. Harrison Lin of the University of California, Irvine said that people who experience this annoying sound known as tinnitus are not alone. He told Reuters Health that according to several studies it has been found that increase in noise level is the main reason behind this tinnitus.
Lin and his colleagues also wrote in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery that tinnitus can cause abnormalities in the body if it is constant. They also analyze the data to understand how common this tinnitus is among people of US.
In the study, they found among 75,764 people, 9.6 percent people were experiencing tinnitus within the last year. The researcher added that if they expand it to the whole US, then it means almost 21.4 million US adults experienced tinnitus last year.
They added that people who work at places with loud sound are more likely to get tinnitus and they should discuss with their medical practitioner and take medications for its proper treatment before any sufferings. Lin said that if suffering gets severe contact CBT.
CBT, it is a type of physiotherapy, which helps you change the way you think or behave and mostly used to treat depressions it is useful for physical issues. It has been found very much effective in treating tinnitus and emotional problems.
About 27 percent of the sufferers were facing this problem for more than 15 years. About 7 percent were having big symptoms regarding this problem and 42 percent had small problems.