What Is The Difference Between Meniere’s & Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a condition best described as a ringing in the ears and can accompany hearing loss in advanced stages. Meniere’s disease, on the other hand, is the combination of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. In other words, patients with Meniere’s will complain of balancing issues, ringing like symptoms in the ear, and hearing loss. The ringing sounds in both tinnitus and Meniere’s often present as persistent disturbing sounds, making it the most commonly described symptom in both conditions. Some may report these sounds as escaping air sounds, roaring sounds, running water, buzzing, or hammering sounds.
Tinnitus is a disorder that impacts the middle ear, while Meniere impacts the inner ear. Chiropractic care combined with physiotherapy can help subside the symptoms of tinnitus and Meniere’s. Clinical studies are scarce on the impact of chiropractic care with Meniere’s disease. A few published case reports have cited improvements in vertigo symptoms, ringing in ears, and even improved hearing with chiropractic care. We have provided a link to this case report on chiropractic management of a patient with Meniere’s disease for your review.
Non-Invasive Meniere’s & Tinnitus Management In Malaysia
Our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists can help decrease the impact of tinnitus and Meniere’s through conservative therapy programs. Our tinnitus treatment program is designed to correct co-conditions that involve the upper neck and the jaws. With improved neck and jaw joints, symptoms may disappear or at least improve. Tinnitus can range from a sensorineural disorder in the brain to damage in the inner or middle ear. However, in the vast majority of cases, patients that have presented to us have exhibited a conductive mechanical disorder in the middle, resulting from disorders at the base of skulls, neck, or jaws.
In addition to the mechanical disorders of the middle ear, other causes such as a sensorineural reaction in the brain, sensorineural loss due to issues of the inner ear, and harmful effects of medication are a common cause of tinnitus. All in all, there are approximately 200 different health problems, which are either directly or indirectly related to tinnitus. You must know what the common reasons for tinnitus are. In this section of our website, we will familiarize you with the most common disorder linked to tinnitus.
Our Non-Inavise Treatments In Malaysia For Air Sounds, Roaring Sounds, Running Water Noise, Buzzing Noise, Hammering Sounds Or Ringing In The Ears
If you experience tinnitus, we recommend that you consult one of our research-based clinical chiropractors to assess the structures at the base of your skull, neck, and jaw joint. The vast majority of patients who obtain tinnitus treatment from our clinical teams have noticed significant relief. Our thorough assessments and integrative non-invasive methods of corrective care can help correct the most common underlying causes of tinnitus. Prolonged or neglect of the root-cause can lead to hearing loss. Therefore, time is of the essence.
Treatment For Tinnitus, Meniere’s, Hearing Loss, Tingling & Ringing In Ears Treatment
Tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease are two of the most common symptoms associated with hearing loss. There are two distinct types of hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, and conductive hearing loss. The sensorineural hearing loss results from inner ear damage, while the conductive hearing loss is with disorders or damage to the middle ear. Other types of hearing loss linked to tinnitus are age-related hearing loss and traumatic noise exposure that damage the auditory system.
The exact biological correlation between hearing loss and tinnitus is still being researched and studied. The loss of specific frequencies can affect the way the brain processes sound. In other words, with this type of dysfunction, the brain receives fewer stimuli, it will adapt and change. Tinnitus could be the brain’s way of dealing with the frequencies that it is no longer able to obtain through hearing loss.
Why Should You Get Tinnitus At The Onset Of Symptoms?
Tinnitus that leads to a hearing loss is often due to an injury, side effects of medication, or neglect of a prolonged middle or inner ear disorder. This type of hearing loss can vary with different frequencies. Most patients that have a tinnitus-related hearing loss may find difficulty in finding the root cause, as the conventional tests as the tinnitus-related hearing loss may not be clinically measurable through the traditional tests. And as such, it is called the hidden hearing loss.
The most common sign of a tinnitus-related hearing loss is if you have difficulty hearing when there is background noise. Therefore, to avoid such complications, opt for early management and treatments. iSo, accurate diagnosis, and timely tinnitus treatment are of utmost importance in avoidance of hearing loss. Call our center today and get the best corrective treatment from Kuala Lumpur’s top chiropractors and physiotherapists.
Obstructions In The Middle Ear Cause Of Hearing Loss
Pressure can build up in the inner ear when there are blockages in the ear canal, and this will affect the way the eardrum works. If the obstruction of the canal touches the eardrum, it can irritate it and cause the perception of tinnitus or Meniere’s. There are common middle ear obstructions such as loose hair from the ear canal, excessive earwax, and dirt of foreign objects.
In many of these cases, the removal of the obstruction will alleviate some of the symptoms. However, there are other situations where the obstruction causes permanent damage to the ear. This will lead to chronic tinnitus. Therefore, our advice to all is to seek tinnitus treatment as the onset of symptoms. Neglect may result in damage or, worse, hearing loss.
Ringing In The Ears linked To Head & Neck Trauma
Muscles, nerves, and blood flow problems caused by severe injuries to the head and neck can cause tinnitus. People who have tinnitus linked to head and neck pain or neck trauma will suffer from higher volume tinnitus. They will also have greater variability in the location of their tinnitus, the actual sound, and the frequency. Tinnitus that is related to TMJ issues (Jaw Pain), as well as head and neck trauma, is often referred to as somatic tinnitus.
Link Between The Jaws, Tinnitus & Meniere’s Disease
Temporomandibular joint disorder (jaw pain or TMD) is the cause of another type of somatic tinnitus. This joint is where the lower jaw connects to the skull and is located directly in front of the ear. Any damage to the cartilage, muscles, or ligaments of this joint can cause tinnitus. Some of the ligaments and nerve connections in the joint are shared with the structures in the middle ear because of the joint being adjacent to the auditory system. Our clinical teams will thoroughly evaluate your jaws, upper neck back, and even base of the skull before we proceed with tinnitus treatment. To goal of this assessment is to identify the root cause and nerve issues (nerve pain and disorder of the nervous systems) related to your tinnitus.
People who have tinnitus caused by TMJ will often experience pain in their jaw and face. They will also have a limited ability to move their jaw and hear popping sounds when they talk or chew. Our Doctor of Chiropractic is your best hope of having a proper assessment of possible somatic tinnitus causes. Let our expert clinical teams assess your neck, base of skull, and jaws to rule out somatic tinnitus. The somatic tinnitus is the most common and often most neglected forms of tinnitus. Neglect of somatic tinnitus can lead to permanent changes and damage, resulting in years of pain and suffering. Visit one of the centers and get evaluated by the best chiropractors in Malaysia today.
Ringing In The Ears, Barometric Trauma & Sinus Pressure
The abnormal pressure in the middle ear can result from nasal congestion related to sinus infections as well as colds and flu. This pressure will impact the hearing and can cause tinnitus. Acute barometric trauma results from extreme changes in water and air pressure. This trauma will also damage the middle ear causing tinnitus.
There are many potential causes of barometric trauma, including diving or snorkeling. Concussive explosive blasts and flying with extreme elevation changes can also cause this injury. If you are a chronic sinus sufferer or one who has been subjected to barometric trauma, visit us, we can help. Targeted chiropractic treatments have been found essential for sinusitis patients as well as those subjected to barometric trauma. Chiropractic Specialty Center® has the best chiropractors and physiotherapists for treatment of tinnitus, visit us today.
Ototoxic Drugs & Hearing Disorders
Many people do not realize that tinnitus is a potential side effect of certain prescription medications. In most of these cases and with most of these drugs, tinnitus is a temporary and acute side effect. However, there are some ototoxic drugs which can cause permanent tinnitus including:
- Quinine-based medicines
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Certain cancer medications
- Certain antibiotics
- Water pills and diuretics
If you believe that tinnitus is a side effect of your medication, you need to consult with the doctor who prescribed it. You should not stop taking your medication without speaking to the physician who prescribed them for you. In many cases, the risks associated with stopping the medication exceed the potential benefits.
What Diseases & Medical Conditions Cause Tinnitus Like Symptoms?
There are other diseases and medical conditions that report tinnitus as a symptom. These include:
- Blood vessel disorders
- Metabolic disorders
- Vestibular disorders
- Psychiatric disorders
- Autoimmune disorders
- Tumor-related disorders
If you are experiencing tinnitus, it does not mean that you have any of these conditions. Our methods of tinnitus treatment are through the collaborative efforts of our research-based chiropractors and clinical physiotherapists. So, don’t waste time on ineffective or temporary solutions when you can have holistic tinnitus treatment. Let our clinical integrative team diagnosis and treat the underlying cause and prepare the best target tinnitus treatment your today.