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How to know when someone is on drugs

We all know music scene is crawling with druggies. But how do you know when someone is on drugs? Is the music really this that good? Is this person always this friendly or is it the drugs that are actually talking to you. Hopefully this article can help you pick up on some subtle and more obvious signs of what drugs people are on. How they are feeling when they are on drugs and how it may effect you. Also the cliche ‘signs someone is high on Marijuana’.
   

Marijuana

With Marijuana legal and becoming in some parts on the world. Amsterdam, parts of the USA, and CANADA by the end of this summer. It’s highly likely you have experience talking to someone who is high on weed unless you have been living in a cat cafe in Japan.

Signs someone is high on Marijuana

1. Bloodshot eye’s – cough cough…oh its just allergies. Bullsh!t! Your high mother fuck$%r. No but seriously, bloodshot eyes is a typical giveaway some is high on weed. There is only so much clear eyes can help out those saggy eyelid’s.

2. They smell – That’s right! They smell like weed. Sound obvious, but trying to hide the smell is very difficult so they may try to sugar coat themselves in a Willy Wonka factory river of cologne. It’s these signs someone is high on Marijuana.

3. Word structure – ‘Bicking the flean’, instead of ‘Flicking the bean’. Yes, people rearrange words and create new ones quite often when ‘high’ on weed. A typical instance is when the swap the front letter of a word with the front letter of another word within the same sentence. Just like the example. This sign is not so obvious, but can definitely happen.

4. Overthinking a situation – Marijuana is common to have the side effect of making someone paranoid. Which kinda goes hand in hand with overthinking a situation. Typical pothead’s, stoner’s or cannibus users whatever you wanna call them. Tend to overthink a situation.

 

How people high on Marijuana may effect you.

1. When they are high ‘using the drug’. They are relaxed and chill. However someone that uses frequently can have mood swings and tend be grumpy and touchy for sure. In general though, they are easy going and safe to be around.

2. Can I be safe with them driving me? For a first time pot smoker, they wouldn’t be use to the effects of marijuana and would likely be quite dangerous to jump in the car with. They could just burst out into a laughing fit and then ‘BOOM’ pancake windscreen face. On the other hand, if the person is an everyday ‘user’ they should be pretty confident in their ‘motor abilities’ and may even be a better driver than the typical stressed out road rage feminist. Though we definitely don’t recommend either.
   

LSD

LSD aka Acid (and a boatload of other terms) is a surprisingly common drug at your typical electronic festival. It is usually served up in a couple of different discrete packages which can be hard to identify. One being LSD doused cardboard and cut into little pieces. Because you only need a little bit to fly to the moon and back several times faster than a spaceship. This type of drug user can be a tricky one to spot.

Signs on how to spot someone is using LSD

  1. They have dilated Pupil’s – This is far the most easy thing to spot from an LSD user. Even from a frequent user, dilated pupils and this tendency to keep their eyes wide open seems to slowly become permanent.
  2. LSD is not likely at all to make the user aggressive or cause harm to others. They may be disillusioned so could be a good idea to make sure they are not operating machinery. Also giving them good positive comfort can help them during a trip.
  3. For more and information on LSD click on the Narconon Website here.

 

Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms are a very similar high and experience to LSD and consequently have similar observatory affects. Magic mushrooms can be eaten raw, or any other possible mushroom dish you ever think of cooking. Other popular forms of consumption are in shakes and chocolate bars.

Signs on how to spot someone is on Mushrooms

Since the experience of Mushrooms is similar to LSD the side effects of behaviour is also very similar.
  1. At a low dosage, user may become giggly and have glazed look in their eyes similar to someone whose smoked Marijuana.
  2. High dosage user’s attention span may decrease. This should be noticeable with their behaviour.
  3. People are not likely at all to be aggressive on Mushrooms.  If they seem to be having a bad time, be sure to encourage positive thoughts and energy towards them.

 

Ecstasy MDMA

Also, know as the love drug, with many different names. This could be the most common party drug of choice next to Mary Jane. Usually taken in a pill or powder form. Ecstasy is popular for a reason. Known to give you a boost of energy and absolutely adore everything your senses experience. Here are some common ways to spot someone on MDMA.  

Signs on how to spot someone on Ecstasy

  1. They love everything a bit more than normal. Including house music.
  2. Dilated Pupils
  3. Gurning – Also know as chewing their face off. In other words, grinding teeth and chewing on…. nothing?

 

Meth / Amphetamines

Meth and Amphetamines can be taken in many different forms. usually smoked in glass pipe or taken orally as a pill. These drugs tend to cause a user to have an accelerated heart rate. Just like you would, if you downed 15 coffees. Peaking and freaking out, this drug can make people over attentive and alert giving them a twitch like tweak and keep you them for days at a time.

How people high on Meth or Amphetamines may effect you.

  1. Meth and Amphetamines can make the user very uncomfortable resulting in aggressive behaviour towards other people.
  2. They may be irrational and change thoughts and ideas fast.
 
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Urban Sprawl and Hearing Loss

Global Population

Just think. Every minute, global population stretches and increases. As this sentence was typed, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of babies were born. By the time you finish reading this, even more people will inhabit the planet. It’s a sobering thought, isn’t it? Cities are growing and changing to accommodate. You may have seen or heard to this referred to as urban sprawl. As a side effect, transportation gets noisier, fumes accumulate and interestingly enough, your hearing is impacted. Today, we’re teaming up with Hearlink, to discuss what it is exactly about urban sprawl that has this negative effect.

Urban Sprawl

In a nutshell, urban sprawl is a catalyst for noise pollution. This isn’t the aforementioned exhaust fumes, or plastic bottles accumulating in the street; This is the five-in-the-morning bus route that just happens to have a stop right outside of your window, which was a necessary addition, due to the growing number of people in your neighborhood. This is the factory machinery, which is integral to the construction of the new condominium complex, needed to get ahead of the inevitable crowd surge, because your area is suddenly deemed “trendy”.

Some of you are probably sitting back, shaking your head, and feeling fortunate to live outside one of your area’s main cities. You’re thanking the powers that be that you decided to move to the suburbs. But don’t get too excited. Rural land is decreasing at a rapid rate. While some areas are protected by governmental legislation, those that aren’t project giant dollar signs above them. Developers are eager to snatch land up, and turn the almighty buck.

Even technology is to blame. It’s hard to walk down a street these days without running into someone on their cellular phone. Without anti-noise regulations in place, devices just get louder and louder.

Fun Fact

Here’s a fun fact- quieting the current levels of noise pollution could save almost $4 billion dollars globally. A year. The reason is that there’s a bit of a domino effect with noise pollution. It impacts stress and sleep, which can then affect your work performance, even putting some out of jobs over time. That’s extreme, but the health effects are realistic. Stress leads to blood pressure and heart problems, sending you straight to the doctor and then home to foot the bill.

What Should You Do?

So what should you do? Short of running for government and aligning to the recommendation by the EPA — a 5-decibel noise reduction would reduce the prevalence of high blood pressure by 1.4 percent and coronary heart disease by 1.8 percent. – it’s probably time to look into hearing aids or earplugs which help block out this noise. Some work environments are even requiring them these days. Bare minimum: they’re a key component in a night of healthy sleep. And we all know the value of sleep.

Reach Out

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Mute Audio with any questions that you might have. And be sure to check out the Hearlink blog, for audiology industry news, and helpful tips to maximize your hearing.  
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Top 10 Scary Hearing Loss Facts

Just like the way you deal with any other medical condition, it is always important to address hearing loss and any sort of hard of hearing situation at your earliest if you expect quick and easy recovery. Therefore, it is always important to have a good idea about the hearing loss facts in order to start treatments accurately.

01. You experience hard of hearing people over the phone

If you find it difficult to hear people over the phone even when the volume level is set to the maximum, it can be a scary sign of hearing loss. After realizing such defect, it is better to see a physician at your earliest.

02. You become loss in conversations

Naturally, humans are born with the ability to process multiple tasks such as handling both incoming and outgoing (listening and talking) simultaneously. Sometimes, you will find it difficult to grasp what the others say during a conversation. Although it is not always a signs of hearing loss, it is better to see a doctor is the problem persists.

03. Your TV is too loud for the family members

This is one of the most common experiences for a person suffers from hard of hearing. If your kids and other family members have already started to complain that your TV is too loud, the probability for a hearing loss is huge.

04. You find it tiring to follow conversations

Sometimes, you might find it difficult to follow the conversations. Upon such instances, you might have to put extra effort to grab what the others converse. Such task can be tiring and exhausting.

05. You cannot tolerate noisy backgrounds

If you are in a busy, noisy restaurant with a friend and you cannot hear what he says, that can be an indication of a hearing problem. In fact, the inability to mask out the background noises is something you should consider seriously.

06. You need others to repeat what they say

If you need others to repeat what they say (probably by asking ‘what?’) more than two or three times a day, that can be an indication of hard of hearing. You need others to repeat what they say as you cannot grab the sound signals properly.

07. You feel that others don’t speak clearly

If you feel like others don’t speak in a clearer manner (as if all of them are mumbling around you) you should see a physician immediately as it can be a sign of hearing loss.

08. You continue to misunderstand what others say

It can be an annoying experience to misunderstand what others say. Such experience can be annoying for both you and the others around you. If such issue persists, you should consider seeing a doctor.

09. You find it hard to hear higher frequencies

As you grow old you may find it hard to gram some frequencies (particularly the higher frequencies such as voices of women and children).

10. You get annoyed of others

You will start to be annoyed at the people around you as you cannot hear or understand what they say. This can cause a real frustration in one’s life.
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The Beethoven Story

Ludwig Van Beethoven, the legendary pianist and composer, began to experience some deficiency in his life as he reached his 30s. Apparently, this deficiency started in the form of a “roar” inside the ears (which is often called tinnitus). Due to this condition, Beethoven found it difficult to grab the correct forms of sounds (particularly in terms of music). Apart from that, this condition made him to avoid most of the conversations too.

Although the cause for Beethoven’s deafness is hardly known, there are various theories circulating about it today. Poisoning, typhus and syphilis are some of the common assumptions associated with Beethoven’s hearing defect. However, apart from those, some people assume that the main cause for his hearing issue is one of his own habits; he used to immerse his head in cold water in order to stay awake. Gradually, Beethoven’s hearing loss became severe and he ended up in total deafness. Due to the severity of his hearing issue, it is believed that Beethoven had to ‘see’ the applause of the audience at the premiere of the Ninth Symphony. Depicting how depressive his condition was, Beethoven even considered committing suicide. However, at a particular time, he went to a small Austrian town (Heiligenstadt) leaving Vienna and decided to dedicate his life for music. This courageous man continued his great music work even with his severe hearing issue. Unfortunately, his last attempt to perform in the public (Emperor) was a failure ending his legendary career.

Despite all the other assumptions of diseases like syphilis and causes like poisoning, it seems like it was the condition called Swimmer’s Ear caused Beethoven’s deafness. Swimmer’s ear is one of four different types of ear infections. Like any other ear infection, swimmer’s ear too can lead to hearing loss although the infection is different from a typical infection. In fact, Swimmer’s Ear is an infection that occurs in the outer ear. When infected with Swimmer’s Ear, the victim will hardly hear the sound due to the fluid and other substances clogged in the outer ear (the sound doesn’t reach the eardrum). The situation can get worse if water enters ear canal; Beethoven’s habit of immersing his head in cold water might have worsened his condition.

Diagnosing a hearing defect with pure tone test.

Hearing loss is not something unique for Beethoven; it can happen to any of us due to many reasons. There are plenty of reasons around us to cause hearing issues. In addition to all the precautions you must adhere, it is important for you to diagnose the issue as soon as possible. Pure tone test is one of the most recommended methods to identify the hearing issue.

What is pure tone test?

Pure tone test is a test carried out by an expertise heath care professional. He or she will use a various number of pure tones either via earplugs or headphones to identify if there is something wrong with the hearing ability. If diagnosed, your healthcare professional will advise you about the further steps.

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How to find the right kind of audiologist?

How to find the right AudiologistAs soon as you realize that you have a hearing loss, you will start to feel some sort of anxiety. The very first move you should make upon determining a deficiency in your hearing is finding a good audiologist. However, for many people finding a good audiologist seems to be a daunting task though it doesn’t have to be that way. In simplest terms, audiologists are the practitioners who can help you when you have a trouble in hearing. They have undergone a considerable amount of training pertaining to hearing. This article emphasizes some important facts you must know when selecting the right kind of audiologist.

01. Believe in referrals

One of the most effective ways to find a good audiologist is referrals. Just inquire from your friends, colleagues, relatives or neighbors if they have any experience with a particular audiologist. Also, you can ask your family physician for some referrals.

02. Refer to your insurance

Your medical insurance is another rich source of information when you are in search of an audiologist. The service providers mentioned in insurance policy generally have good service history, experience and professionalism. The longer the service history your audiologist possess, the better the service is. No matter which audiologist you select from the rest, it is always important to check if their services are covered under your insurance policy.

03. Prefer an audiologist within your proximity

Although there are many service providers in the industry, it can be difficult for someone to find a professional based on the same proximity. It will not be the easiest task to find a large selection of service providers within the same location. Upon such instance, pick the closest one to you considering the ease of commuting; you should remember that you have to visit your audiologist more than a couple of times in order to get proper treatments. After meeting your audiologist, you should observe how he is treating you. A friendly and professional audiologist is going to be the best option. If you end up with an audiologist who loves what he does, you are with the correct service provider. You must observe the way they communicate with you, the amount of individual attention they pay, the way they handle your case etc. before you actually start treatments. After all, it is not a onetime treatment you are going to receive.

04. Research! Research!! and More Research!!!

Sometimes finding the right kind of audiologist is difficult, it is not impossible. Make sure you take some time and perform research about all the available options in your area. There are plenty of search results in the internet; it is a matter of selecting the closest one and see the amount of experience they possess.

Ask for the website of the potential audiologist and make sure that you read the feedback left by the past clients. Those comments are a very powerful reflection of the service the respective service provider has offered so far!
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Outrageous Sound Pressure Levels and How they Could Impact You

Sleeping with earplugs - Outrageous SOund Levels and how they could impact you!In general, loud noises are capable of triggering irritable sensations and fatigue. Due to excessive noises, people can lose their ability of paying attention during daily activities. Apart from that, excessive noise can significantly reduce the productivity of people. Tinnitus is one of the most common issues associated with loud noises. Tinnitus is described to be a buzz, ring or some annoying noise within the ear. Loud noise also can be a cause for issues like;

– Increased blood pressure
– Irregular heart rate
– Nausea
– Sleeping disorders etc.

How to stay away from hearing issues?

The most important and rightful thing to do is to stay away from the trouble as much as possible. Make sure that you take the fullest responsibility to stay away from loud noises. Some people would have to work in pretty noisy environments; some work environments are noisy for obvious reasons. Upon such instances the only way to protect their ears is by wearing ear protection. Here are some of the harmful noises you would come across during your everyday life.

 Hair dryers
 Garden equipment like leaf blowers or lawn mowers
 Some of the kitchen appliances such as a garbage disposal, dishwashers, grinders and blenders
 Most of the power tools
 Constant and excessive noise exposure in the subway or heavy traffic
Noise of agricultural machinery like farm tractors
 Airports

Apart from when it comes to regular lifestyles, some people would come across exceptional instances that might be dangerous for human ear. Here are some of such instances.

 Hunting, shooting practice
 Riding snowmobiles
 Riding personal watercrafts
 Motorcycling
 Experiments with mechanical stuff
 Constant exposure to loud music (during DJs, concerts, live shows etc)

How to avoid loud environments?

One of the most effective and practical ways to eliminate loud noise is wearing protection for ears. Although some people are used to stuff cotton inside their ears, it is an ineffective and risky strategy. Therefore, you should try a pair of earplugs or earmuffs which are readily available around the corner. If your residential environment is too disturbing you can consider sleeping with earplugs. In fact, sleeping with earplugs is a great way to experience an undisturbed, tight sleep. However, it is better to stay away from cheap products that might not do what it is meant to do. You can consult an audiologist if necessary before you purchase necessary ear protection for you.

Buying a pair of earplugs will not be going to work for you if you don’t use it properly. In general, all the earplugs are inserted to the ear canal in order to block the potential sound comes in. These units come in different shapes and sizes. Modern technology allows users to have customized earplugs assuring the comfort of wearing. Such approach facilitates sleeping with earplugs. These devises can reduce the volume by about 15-20 decibels. Apart from that, you must be careful enough to avoid loud noises (including music) as much as possible.

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How Secure is your Music Career?

Drumming in Ear - How Secure is your Music Career?It is needless to explain the importance of proper hearing for a human being and prevent drumming in ear. When it comes to certain professions, seamless hearing becomes exceptionally important. For those who are engaged in a career in a field like music, hearing is a key aspect. However, in most of the occasions, music professionals have to engulf their ears in various types of headphones and listen to considerable amount of sound continuously. Exposing to such volumes consistently can maximize one’s chances of experiencing hearing issues.

  Nevertheless, apart from the musicians who are directly pounding noises into the ears, other professional musicians are also exposed to risks such as tinnitus and other hearing loses, due to many reasons. Regardless the reason, hearing loss can be an exceptional hindrance for any person who wishes to start a career in music.

  In practical life, hearing problems among the musicians are common than you would assume. As per a recent study, a significant percentage of musicians suffer from various hearing issues. These issues tend to develop over the time posing a huge risk on their career.
 

How can tinnitus (drumming in ear) affect your music career

One of the most common conditions to affect a musician’s hearing is tinnitus (which is commonly identified to be a drumming in ear). Such noises within the ear can be a great hindrance for people even during their daily lives (during communications, sleeping etc). In fact, if a musician suffers from a condition like tinnitus, he or she will probably experience problems when sleeping.  Lack of sleep may eventually affect the creativity of a musician. In other words, if not addressed properly. A simple and curable drumming in the ear can become a key reason even to end one’s music career.

  Therefore, if a musician wants a secure career without unpleasant surprises he or she should pay a good attention to the performance of the ear. Even the smallest deficiencies in the ear should be addressed at the earliest to avoid major damages.
 

Treating the tinnitus

As per the experts, treating tinnitus should be done considering two major things; conservation of hearing conservation of music.

  • Conserving of hearing

When it comes to conserve hearing, the main focus of the treatment is on preventing the further deterioration of the hearing of the patient. This is when these patients are advised to wear devices like earplugs.
 
  • Conserving of music

When it comes to a musician’s hearing issues, conservation of music is a very important aspect. After the treatment process, the patient should be able to continue his career without any deficiency.

  Treatments for tinnitus need some tricky steps to be taken. Apart from medications, experts suggest patients to undergo relaxation sessions. Also, it can be effective if you can implement a background noise other than sleeping in a completely silent environment. Such approach can distract the patient from the sound emerges within the ear. Apart from that, make sure that you purchase products like ear plugs from a reliable supplier when it comes to conserving of hearing.

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How do hearing aids work?

Hearing Aid Amplifiers - How do Hearing Aids Work?When put into simplest words, all the hearing aids, in general, works as small amplifiers. Thanks to the developments of the modern technology, these hearing aid amplifiers can be manufactured to suit the requirements of different types of patients seamlessly. Every hearing aid comes with three main parts no matter if they are digital or analog. Nevertheless, read on this article if you are wondering how the hearing aid amplifiers work.

– Sound detection

Forefront part of any hearing aid is nothing but the microphone. This is the part that detects the sound waves approach the listener (wearer). However, microphones with analog technology differ from the digital ones when it comes to clarity of the captured sound. For instance, when you are in the midst of a noisy crowd, analog microphones may find it difficult to distinguish one sound from another. In contrary to that, newer hearing aid amplifiers come with digital microphones that are capable of capturing the sound comes towards the listener rather than the background noise. Although perfect background noise cancellation is a difficult task, products come from renowned brands are capable of delivering exceptional results for the listener.

– Circuitry

Once the sound is captured from the microphone, the respective sound will be sent to the deeper circuitry. In fact, the captured noise will be processed within this circuitry. This is where most of the work is done. Modern digital hearing aids focus more on distinguishing important sounds and facilitate the wearer to spend a normal life within the society. These modern circuitry units are capable of distinguishing the necessary sound waves and amplifying them quite effectively. After the amplification process, the wearer will be able to hear the sound due to the increased decibel levels. In fact, because of this amplification process, some people opt to compare this process to the work of a magnifying glass; it amplifies the captured volume and helps the wearer to hear a stronger sound. The amount of amplification might differ depending on the severity of the hearing loss of the wearer.

– The Receiver

Now that the microphone has captured the sound and it is amplified with the help of the circuitry, it is about delivering the amplified sound to the listener. In fact, the receiver works just like a phone’s receiver; it delivers the sound directly towards the user’s ear.

– The battery

In general, hearing aid amplifiers don’t work without a power source. The obvious power source of the digital hearing aids is batteries. Most of these devices come with small sized batteries. Because of this small size, you cannot expect them to have exceptionally longer life spans. However, depending on the brand of the device and the model of the battery, the lifespan may slightly vary. You need to consult a specialist identify the exact situation of your ear before you purchase a hearing aid. Make sure you go for a reliable brand and model that delivers what you precisely expect.
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Get Rid of Your Tinnitus Once and For All

Cure your tinnitus once and for all - Plugs In EarTinnitus is the condition that lets you to feel a ringing or bussing sound within the ears (without the presence of any external cause). As of today, a large number of people are suffering from tinnitus; studies say about ten percent of the whole population suffers from tinnitus. Getting rid of tinnitus can be done in many ways depending on the type of the condition. Some of the methods are exceptionally effective while others may not be of any use for most of the people. These remedies range from natural treatments to modern day alternative treatments. One of the most popular methods to get rid of tinnitus is hypnosis. In fact, hypnosis is known to be a very effective method to reduce ringing in the ears. Modern market consists of various hypnosis programs.

Hearing aid that plugs in ear

However, if your tinnitus is associated with exposure to excessive noise, you need to look for suitable equipment such as plugs in ears. Appealing plugs in ear can bring relief quite effectively and efficiently. Modern devices are made to reduce the loudness of the background and letting people to live comfortably. Apart from plugs in ear, modern hearing aids (made with digital technology) are capable of increasing the contrast between the sounds and let people hear clearer. Therefore, as soon as you realize that your tinnitus is associated with hearing loss, you must see an audiologist. Then the respective audiologist will assist you with the most appealing hearing aid. Unlike earlier days, modern hearing aid comes in compact size; finding a hearing aid that plugs in ear is not difficult therefore. However, if you don’t have any hearing issue and still experience tinnitus, your audiologist may suggest you to get implants. These implants are capable of simulating the auditory nerve with an electrical impulse. Such approach can stop the condition on temporary basis.

Undergo regular ear checks

Make sure that you go for regular checks on your ears. You should take necessary measures to remove excessive amounts of earwax and eliminate all the chances for infections. If necessary, you should go for surgeries before it is too late. Although these steps appear to be somewhat serious, your physician will assist you with the most appealing solution.

Ask for alternatives

In most of the cases, surgery is not the only solution for tinnitus (depending on the severity though). Some conditions can be cured with simple applications of devices such as plugs in ears. Make sure you stay away from risky approaches (such as inserting pins or spikes in ear). When suffering from tinnitus, you will find it hard to sleep due to the constant humming in the ear. As a remedy for this, you can create a gentle sound in the background (switching on the blower of the AC, fan etc) instead of complete quietness. When you work in loud environments, you should wear ear protection. If the volume is outrageous you should consider double protection such as plugs in ear and ear mufflers.
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Beware of Tinnitus and How to Spot it

Musician Earplugs - signs of hearing lossSigns of hearing loss and tinnitus can be occurred due to many issues. Without tracking all the associated elements, treating tinnitus becomes exceptionally difficult. Before treating tinnitus, it is important to diagnose the symptoms accurately. In fact, tinnitus itself is a symptom that is associated with some other health issue. Probably tinnitus can be one of the most affirmative sings of hearing loss

You should know that not every noise is tinnitus; some of the noises in the ear are normal. Some of those noises can be eliminated simply by cleaning the clogged wax. However, this doesn’t mean that you should neglect the sounds emerge in the ear; you should have a strong focus on all the types of noises before things become worse. It is always important to see a qualified professional physician regardless of the type of the noise inside the ear and check if there are any signs of hearing loss.

Signs of Hearing Loss

Via a professional diagnosis method, a doctor can identify the issue correctly and implement necessary treatments without any delay. A proper diagnosis will include thorough clinical evaluation (with the history of the patient); such records will help the doctor to identify if tinnitus is present and the probable cause. Generally, diagnosis of tinnitus is done with some specialized tests. Here are some of such tests conducted to identify tinnitus.

– Tinnitus pitch match
– X-rays
– Evoked response audiometry
– Audiogram
– Maskability of tinnitus
– Tinnitus loudness match
– Residual inhibition

Some of the medications can cause ringing in the ear as a side effect. Therefore, when you go to see a doctor to check the sounds in ear, you should inform your doctor about the medicines you take currently.

When you experience a ringing in the ear, you should take a note of the patterns. Such information will be highly useful for your doctor to determine the type and the cause of the tinnitus you have. Also, your doctor will determine the right kind of treatment utilizing such information.

Types of tinnitus

Subjective tinnitus

This is the most common type of all. Only the patient can hear the noise. This type of tinnitus is caused due to continuous exposure to excessive noise. In general, it may occur suddenly and last even for more than 12 months. If not addressed properly, the condition may become severe. It can be one of the most common signs of hearing loss.

Objective tinnitus

This is an exceptionally rare situation. The sound can be heard by your doctor (with the assistance of a stethoscope). The main cause for this condition can be muscle contractions or vascular deformities. Sound can occur simultaneously to the heart beat. It can be treated with a surgery or medication.

Apart from that, there are other tinnitus types such as Neurological tinnitus and Somatic tinnitus which will be identified by an experienced doctor. The treatments for tinnitus will depend on the type of the cause and the severity of the case.