Many people know firsthand what is noise in the ears and head. Sometimes the sound can be short-lived, but quite often, a person encounters this unpleasant phenomenon for a long period. Usually it is not an independent disease, but a manifestation of another disease. In medicine, noise in the ears is called “tinnitus”. It is not connected with any external sources and arises in the mind of every patient individually.
In the inner ear, we have thousands of hair cells that convert sound signals coming from the outside into electrical ones, perceived by our brain. Normally, the hairs of the cells move rhythmically in accordance with the sound vibrations, however, when the hairs are irritated or damaged, their movement becomes chaotic. The order of arrival of electrical signals is violated, and their brain regards it as a constant noise. Such noise can be weak and strong, periodic and permanent, in the left or right ear.
This unpleasant state gives a person a lot of problems – mental, emotional, and social. As a result of constant noise in the ears, patients may experience depression, insomnia, inexplicable fear, irritability, absent-mindedness. A person may have a decrease in hearing, imperceptibly for him or herself, sometimes leading to deafness.
The causes of this phenomenon are often disorders of brain circulation, cervical spine diseases, cardiovascular diseases, brain tumor, professional activity associated with constant noise and even banal cerumen in the ears. Also, the cause may be any drug: tinnitus is a side effect of Viagra, Kamagra and other similar drugs. In this case, do not be afraid: the blood rushes more actively and during the action of the drug, this sensation can be observed.
Simultaneously with noise in the ears and head, patients may experience episodic or regular dizziness. They may manifest as instability, as well as a violation of the orientation towards surrounding objects. However, this is not a disease, but only a symptom of various diseases, and this symptom can be expressed both in the form of a small shakiness, and in the form of a severe agonizing attack.
Why is this happening? As we know, our brain receives information in the form of nerve impulses from 3 sources: the eye, the inner ear responsible for the vestibular system and balance, and also from the receptors of muscles and joints. Thanks to the joint work of all these parts of the body, a person keeps the balance. At any malfunctions in their work, there is a sense of instability, shakiness, disorientation in space.
Emotions can also provoke vertigo – stress and even excessive joy. This is due to the narrowing of the vessels in the release of adrenaline and then the brain begins to lack oxygen.
Often, dizziness with noise in the ears arises with sharp slopes, corners of the body and head, which can be triggered by such diseases as vegetative dystonia, cervical osteochondrosis, otitis media, craniocerebral trauma, malignant neoplasms of the brain, Meniere’s disease, internal ear pathologies associated with a violation of the vestibular apparatus. In the latter case, blood pressure jumps, cold sweats, nausea and vomiting can occur simultaneously with dizziness.
In any case, do not engage in self-medication, because the true cause of any disease can be determined only by a specialist who will appoint the right treatment.