Tinnitus MRI – Tinnitus and Dehydration

Tinnitus MRI

Tinnitus is commonly called ‘ringing in the ears’ but a couple of consumers have remarkably loud noises (or roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling) in their ears that can particularly jam out outside noises and conversations. Tinnitus MRI

It can be caused by loud noises or music, ototoxic drugs, wax buildup in the ear, allergies, ear or sinus infection, congestion, jaw or bite misalignment (TMJ disorder),cardiovascular disease, Meniere’s disease, a tumor on the auditory nerve, otosclerosis, underactive thyroid, run or neck trauma and agree it or not, dehydration. The body is 70 percent water and the delicate bones and accompanying tissues in the ear are very sensitive, even to dehydration.

Once the tissues dry out, there is not the flexibility in the small joints in the tiny bones that “hear”. The imbalance in the fluids can make the tiny hairs in the cochlea of the inner ear become damaged. Damage can also come from loud noises such as lawn mower and rock concerts. Even MP3 players turned up too loud can cause damage.

The damage can become permanent if too little healthy water is ingested over time or if you are habitually in a noisy environment. Chronic dehydration can make inner ear function worse, so make sure that you drink lots of healthy water, not coffee, fruit juice, carbonated beverages or bottled water. If you find you have tinnitus after a loud noise event, start drinking more water and avoid other loud noises for a few days.

You don’t want the ringing to become permanent. If you find that the ear noises persist, avoid alcohol, recreational drugs, caffeine, aspirin and nicotine as they can make the noises worse. Although aspirin and certain antibiotics can make tinnitus worse, your doctor can help you make substitutions or regulate the dosage so you are more comfortable. Tinnitus MRI

If you run or do sports you will want to drink plenty of healthy water. Overheating can aggravate your tinnitus just as much as dehydration. In recent years, researchers have used MRI imaging to detect brain activity with people who suffer from tinnitus. They have found hyperactivity in the auditory cortex and in certain parts of the limbic brain, not normally found in people without ear noises.

The limbic brain governs stress responses such as anxiety and emotions. Researchers say that it is not that tinnitus is induced by stress, but that the part of the brain that produces fearful emotions is hyperactive in tinnitus sufferers. For a long time, the questions medical professionals and scientists had was where the “ringing” was located.

They know people could “hear” the noise but they wondered if it was in the ears or the brain. It was postulated that the noise emerged as the sound went from the ear to the central nervous system to the brain. When the hearing was assaulted by prolonged loud noise, even for a short time and there was trauma, the brain would try to compensate by switching up its own amplifier. Tinnitus MRI

But just like a short wave radio you hear more sound in addition to hearing more hiss. But now in concert with the MRI imaging, scientist are beginning to unravel the mysteries of tinnitus. Suffering from Tinnitus and Ringing in Ear? Get your life back forever by checking out Tinnitus MRI now.