Ringing in your ears can be frustrating, particularly if the ringing occurs regularly. However, it’s more frustrating if you don’t know what’s causing it. The certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists team at One Accord Physical Therapy has post-graduate training in inner ear conditions. For you, that means your specialist will have experience diagnosing and treating vestibular issues with stunning effectiveness. Learn what that ringing in your ears may mean and how you can put a stop to it for good.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the sound of ringing or buzzing in one or both ears. Symptoms of tinnitus vary for each individual, but often involve sounds that only you can hear, including:
What causes tinnitus?
Ear trauma is a common cause of ringing in your ears. However, if you’re hearing noises and ringing but can’t recall an incident of physical trauma, the reason may not be obvious. Additional causes may include a combination of the following:
- Loud noises
- Excess ear wax
- Sinus infections
- Medication side effects
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
What is BPPV?
BPPV is the unsettling and often frightening feeling of spinning while sitting still. Consequently, this dizzying feeling may increase your risk of falling, only contributing further to tinnitus. The causes of BPPV vary and are not easy to identify without a physical examination by a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist. If you’re struggling with the ill effects of BPPV and tinnitus regularly, consult with a specialist at One Accord Physical Therapy today.
Treatment for tinnitus and BPPV
Inside your ears are tiny crystals that help stabilize your movement and sense of stillness throughout each day. If these crystals shift due to irritation, inflammation, physical trauma, or excess ear wax, the symptoms of tinnitus and BPPV become apparent. Unfortunately, this means you may continue feeling as if the world is spinning around you with loud ringing noises in your ear.
At One Accord Physical Therapy, the Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists know precisely how to naturally shift the crystals to their correct location without the use of surgery or drugs. With a customized treatment plan involving gentle, guided physical maneuvers, the ringing and whirring will cease in no time. Talk to your Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist for additional information.
Our specialists are ready to personalize your treatment plan to help you recover faster and better, all without surgical or medical intervention. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, call One Accord Physical Therapy or try our handy online scheduling tool today.