Tinnitus is a fairly common condition with about 1 out of every 22 people currently affected. What many people do not understand about tinnitus is that there is more than one type. There are several types and they exist due to different reasons. If you are living with tinnitus the first step is to distinguish if your tinnitus is subjective or objective. Subjective tinnitus is where the ringing or wheezing sound is heard only by the person who suffers from Tinnitus, in other words only the patient hears the sounds. With objective tinnitus is where the doctor also hears the sounds. This is with the help of acoustic instruments that the doctor hears these sounds.
For the most part, subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. This is just the first step in self-diagnosis. Now you need to determine if the noises you hear originate inside the ear or outside the ear. If they originate outside the ear then this is known as somatic tinnitus.
Calculating the cause of the tinnitus noise will help cure the condition. There are many different causes to tinnitus. Things like sinus infections, blood flow, inner ear muscle spasms are just some of the common causes of tinnitus. To effectively determine the cause of your tinnitus you will need to follow a proven tinnitus treatment method that will help you determine the exact cause of your tinnitus so you can then begin correcting the situation.
Now you may want to visit your family doctor about treating your tinnitus. Understand that your doctor will not be able to provide you with some simple medication that will cure you. For the most part, doctors prescribe medications that will only bring temporary relief and elimination of this horrible condition. Most doctors will admit they are not able to provide a cure but only can make you more comfortable.