Tinnitus is that unpleasant condition where a person hears a ringing, buzzing or even hissing sound despite the absence of a source. The best example would be that ringing sound we experience after hearing a loud firecracker or gunshot up close.
There are several types of this condition which include, temporary, chronic, pulsatile and unilateral.
Temporary tinnitus often occurs when a person is exposed to loud noises such as a firecracker or gunshot at very close range or a prolonged stay in a very noisy environment such as a construction site or heavy metal concert. This type of tinnitus often disappears in a few minutes, hours or days.
Chronic tinnitus is the most unpleasant type which if the cause is left untreated can last forever while unilateral tinnitus is the type where the sound can only be heard in one ear. You can discover more about tinnitus and how to eliminate the chronic form and all other forms of tinnitus by visiting http://tinnitus.mrgoodhealth.com
This condition is basically a symptom of some other health problem where if diagnosed properly will resolve itself. Chronic tinnitus for example may be caused by an inner ear problem or a condition known as Meniere’s disease. Treatment for these conditions can range from simple blood flow diet to surgery.
Unilateral tinnitus on the other hand, which is rare, needs to be further investigated by a specialist.