Tinnitus is an annoying phenomenon, which usually occurs as a condition related to certain forms of hearing loss. Conditions frequently associated with tinnitus are: Meniere's disease, presbyacusis, otosclerosis, hyperacusis and noise damage induced forms of hearing loss.
Cochlear Damage tinnitus
Tinnitus fromm cochlear damage is the most common form of tinnitus and is becoming more and more prevalent with the advent of devices like the iPod and other MP3 players that utilize "ear bud" type speakers.
Cochlear damage tinnitus occurs when the tiny hairs in the cochlea become damaged.
"If you have a field of grass and you walk on it, you compress the grass and it bends down over the night, and in a few days, it springs back up and is OK again. But if you keep doing that over and over, you wear a path in it. And that's kind of what happens with cochlear damage hearing loss and the resultant tinnitus."
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Tinnitus from stress and traumatic life events
This rushed and often hectic life many (in fact most) people are forced to live nowadays, stress plays a huge role in triggering bouts of tinnitus, even though the original cause of the tinnitus is in fact in most cases likely to be cochlea damage.
Another cause of tinnitus is exposure to anxiety and stress over long periods as a result of the loss of a loved one or other situations that you have no control over that affect you emotionally.
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Phantom pain from tinnitus
Some doctors do make a comparison for this phenomenon with the so called phantom pain, like sometimes effects people who have undergone an amputation. They too, experience a sensation in something that isn't there anymore.
Although this form of tinnitus in its self is not dangerous, the patient will experience it as a very important issue, mainly because the noise will be present at almost any given moment. For that reason, tinnitus often leads to other problems too, which include insomnia, stress, irritablilty and lack of concentration.
Using Vitamin A to treat tinnitus
Early 1999, by sheer coincidence, I gained possession of a scientific publication, which was distributed as far back as 1953 by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche.The brochure detailed several scientific and clinical studies which were performed in previous years, both in Europe and the U.S.A. regarding the correlation between vitamin deficiency and hearing loss.
For some reason, not much attention was given to the studies concerned afterwards.
Alpha Tinnitus Formulas
One company that took notice of these trials is Alpha Tinnitus Formulas, Inc. who have had enormous success with their vitaman based super tinnitus capsules which also include pharmaceutical grade Gingko Biloba ectract as well other essential vitamins and trace elements.
Taking vitamin A is not entirely free of risk.