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Jun 15

Loud Music And People With Tinnitus

Very loud music or noise is one of the most common factors why there are people with tinnitus. The ear has small hairs in the cochlea and these vibrate when sounds enter the ear. These hairs are attached to nerve cells from the roots and when it starts to vibrate these nerve cells take this vibration and send it to the brain through impulses which are interpreted as hearing. If an individual is constantly exposed to very loud music, this is what will happen:

The vibration from the loud music can be so violent and it may damage the small hairs, thus causing it to break or bend.Once the hairs go back to their normal state, the ringing sensation will normally disappear. However, if the hair ends up broken, it can remain damaged and if you are still constantly exposed to loud music, this may result in permanent hearing loss.

Also, when a person is exposed to loud sounds or music, the nerve cells that are attached to the roots can become over stimulated and will continuously send signals to the brain even after the music is turned off. The brain will interpret this as noise, thus causing people with tinnitus to hear ringing sounds in their ear.

If you are one of those people with tinnitus and you are constantly exposed to loud music/sounds, you have to be aware of the things that you can do to prevent the sound from damaging your ear. As loud music or sounds are one of the more common causes of tinnitus, the best thing that you can do is to avoid being exposed to it. But if you cannot, then there are various remedies that you can try:

If you are one of those people with tinnitus and you just cannot resist attending concerts, make sure that you always bring an earplug with you. Take note that you can still hear music or other sounds while wearing this on but the sounds are filtered enough to prevent damaging your ears. If you do not have an earplug, you can use a cotton balls instead.

Avoid standing near the speakers. If it cannot be prevented, then make sure that you have earplugs with you.

Avoid prolonged exposure to loud sounds or music. Listening to music with your headphones on and on maximum volume can also damage your ear and this should be avoided.

For people with tinnitus, there are lots of other remedies to help alleviate the symptoms. There are lots of preventive measures that you can also take to avoid damaging your ears. However, if the ringing sound in your ear is not due to loud music or sounds, then it would be best to consult your physician first for a proper diagnosis.

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