There are millions of people that live with the ringing in the ears, known as Tinnitus, every day. Some common Tinnitus symptoms include swishing, ringing, roaring or rushing sound that can be heard in the ears. This problem usually corrects itself unless there has been damage to the middle ear, which could lead to this condition being permanent. Celebrities and famous people suffer also from this ailment either due to work related manners or a natural cause.
Physical injuries to the ears like extremely loud noises usually cause Tinnitus until the condition is healed. Medications can cause Tinnitus, such as aspirin or some narcotics. The natural hearing loss accompanied with aging is the main reason for this condition.
Movie stars and singing artist also deal with this condition. Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and William Shatner (Kirk) from Star Trek live with this ailment due to an explosion on the set around the mid-sixties. Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins all deal with this ailment. Barbra Streisand has said that she has been plagued since she was seven years old with this condition, and that is why she has such violent temper explosions at times.
Famous people like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan also suffer from Tinnitus. The famous Ludwig Van Beethoven was the first famous documented sufferer and it was said that he was pushed into madness due to the rushing and roaring in his head. There have even been songs written that include the famous words ringing in my ears.
The main cause of the condition is advanced aging and the natural deterioration of the nerves in the ear canal. The loud boom of a bomb exploding would of course damage the ear causing the condition. Tinnitus is not a disease, it is merely the symptom of another issue.
There are two types of Tinnitus, objective and subjective. In objective cases it has been found that people can hear the noise that the patient hears. Usually this type is caused by a muscle spasm in the middle ear and should clear up quickly.
The second type is subjective Tinnitus which is usually caused by an otologic disorder. An otologic disorder is part of the same ailments that lead to hearing loss. There are medications that cause these symptoms as well like aspirin and very low serotonin levels.
Ringing in the ears is a complaint that doctors get almost every day. With millions of patients suffering with Tinnitus finding a solution is a must. Not only is this a nerve racking handicap it can cause other physical forms of harm to the body. With the lack of sleep, depression and agitation, all of which stresses the body and mind, this can affect a persons health.