Have you ever experienced this? Ringing in the ears is no fun. I for one, used to experience it a lot when I was not yet diagnosed with hypertension. It runs in the family; it’s just unlucky that I had it very early in life, as early as after my college graduation. As soon as I was diagnosed and I started taking my maintenance dose, the ringing went away. I sure do experience it still sometimes but it’s not as frequent as before.
It’s been noted that about 15% of women over 45 suffer from chronic tinnitus or ringing in the ears. It can drive one crazy, maddening to say the least. The only way to find relief is to figure out what’s causing the problem, which is exactly what I did. Underlying conditions such as high blood pressure, allergies, infection and hypothyroidism can be the culprit. If the condition is treated, the ringing may go away. It can also be due to medications like high doses of aspirin, some antibiotics and other drugs. Changing prescriptions may help. Should there be no established cause, you can find relief with a white noise machine which can be tabletop or those inconspicuous models that fit in the ear. You can visit the American Tinnitus Association website at http://ata.org to learn more about tinnitus.