Having to deal with the constant ringing in your ear can be hell on earth for many people suffering with tinnitus however, if you suffer from pulsatile tinnitus (objective tinnitus) which is less common than subjective tinnitus, there may be hope for you to regain your peace of mind. The following are some of the ways on how to treat pulsatile tinnitus.
What is pulsatile tinnitus?
Unlike subjective tinnitus which affects most tinnitus sufferers, the noises heard in the ears with pulsatile or objective tinnitus can be heard by another person. This is usually a doctor who places certain hearing devices on the head and neck in order to hear the sounds.
Objective and subjective tinnitus are not considered a medical condition like cancer or diabetes but are thought rather to result from a problem in the body and determining what this issue is can be next to impossible to find if it is subjective tinnitus. In many cases the doctor may be able to determine the root cause of pulsatile tinnitus.
What causes pulsatile tinnitus?
Pulsatile tinnitus is rare but is believed to be the result of a blood vessel problem, muscle contractions or an inner ear bone condition but there may be other causes, so it is important to talk to your doctor to have him or her run various tests to determine the root cause. Read more about the causes of pulsatile tinnitus here.
Unlike subjective tinnitus which results in ringing, buzzing, whistling, humming, roaring and many other strange noises, pulsatile tinnitus produces a rhythmical noise that corresponds to the beating of the heart (pulse, get it?).
- One of the simplest ways to treat pulsatile tinnitus is to change the position of your head especially if you hear the sounds in one ear only.
- If a specific cause is found, there may be a specific solution e.g. problems with the arteries or the inner ear may be surgically remedied.
- In some cases, even if the cause is identified, it may be difficult or impossible to treat such as if there is a problem with a specific blood vessel in a particular location.
- If your doctor cannot fix the problem, you may need to turn to other alternative treatment methods such as tinnitus retraining therapy, medications, changing your diet (some types of tinnitus are caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc), sound therapy, stress management, etc.
In order for your doctor to determine how to treat pulsatile tinnitus, you need to ensure that he or she has the best chance of finding the problem in order to determine whether he or she will be able to fix it. The need for your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis is crucial. This means that you need to ensure that you do your part and this includes being very descriptive about what sounds you are hearing, how often you hear the sounds, when you hear the sounds, did they start after an illness, etc.
These are just a few ways on how to treat pulsalite tinnitus. While you have a better chance of finding the root cause of pulsatile tinnitus and getting appropriate treatment when compared to subjective tinnitus, you need to keep in mind that just because you find the root cause does not mean that this will be treatable with medical intervention.
If doctors have not been able to help you with effective ways on how to treat pulsatile tinnitus, you may want to try the holistic approach. The Tinnitus Miracle guide may be the help you have been waiting for to quiet the sounds. Find out more about this bestselling step by step holistic guide here.