A beep in your ear after a festival, concert or performance? Most people suffer from it, sometimes a beep goes away after a night out and sometimes you hear this beep for a few days. At least that’s the way it is with most people. Part of the population in the Netherlands has a permanent beep in his or her ear, the name of which is tinnitus. Tinnitus can be described as a noise, beep or a hum in the ear. We will therefore discuss a temporary beep in the ear and a permanent beep in the ear to explain the difference between the two. In any case, it is important to always wear earplugs when there is loud noise, so that the most common cause of a beep in the ear is partially blocked.
A ringing in the ear can be caused by several causes. Old age is a natural cause that can cause ringing in the ear in people. The most common in people that they cause themselves is by listening to loud sound for too long, such as a concert, festival or party. In addition, we see more and more young people with a beep in the ear by listening to loud music in combination with headphones or earplugs without a limiter. They don’t realize that they are constantly listening to loud noise every day, so it can damage hearing .
People who work in construction or work with hard machines often also experience a beep in the ear. Prolonged exposure to loud noise causes hearing damage. Employers are obliged to provide hearing protection in the event of noise exceeding the noise limit. Yet this often does not happen, which can cause a ringing in the ear.
In addition, stress can also cause a ringing in the ear. Stress has many negative effects on the body and a beep is one of them. This is a signal that most of us will not directly link to stress. Do you suffer from this? Take the time to ensure that your stress level is lowered. Recognizing stress and being able to name stress symptoms will ensure that you can do something about your stress faster. A beep in your ear is very annoying and can be a distraction during work and social moments.
Different types of medication are also a cause for a high ringing in the ear. Medicines for high blood pressure or cancer can have the side effect of causing a high ringing in the ear. Have you stopped taking these medications? Then, over time, this beep, buzzing or other squeaky sound may disappear. This is not the case with all medicines.
In addition, a lot of ear wax can also cause a beep. This is easily remedied by a visit to your doctor. Problems with your teeth, your temporomandibular joint or inflammation of the jaw can also cause a ringing in the ear. Another reason to visit your dentist every six months!
Did you fight and get hit in the ear or on the head? Then it may just be that you suffer from a beep or constant noise in your ear. With enough rest, chances are that this beep will subside after a few days.
Finally, there are a number of diseases that cause a beep in hearing. The most well-known diseases are MS and Ménière’s disease. The beep in the hearing has nothing to do with external sounds and living with tinnitus is therefore a regular part of these diseases. Learning to cope with tinnitus is a challenge for patients with this disease.
A temporary beep can be caused by loud noise, a blow to the head, inflammation of the jaw and a few other factors. One of the important steps you should always take is to protect your hearing. Hearing damage cannot usually be reversed and you have to be careful with your hearing. Earplugs are therefore the solution. In addition, it is important to take a rest once you hear a loud beep. This means no (loud) noises around you for a few days. Leave those headphones aside for a while and give your hearing a few days of detox.
There are several reasons why you may have a permanent ringing in your ear. Most people get tinnitus gradually, but not everyone. If you want to know more about tinnitus or ringing in the ears, it is best to get help at an audiology center. A team of psychologists, audiologists and fellow fellow sufferers will help you to support and accept that high-pitched beep in your hearing.
A hearing aid can help with subtle wheezing if some degree of hearing loss is also present. Hearing loss and wheezing are two different things that don’t always go hand in hand. They are both consequences of hearing damage. If you suffer from a high beep in your ear, you do not always need a hearing aid. There are tinnitus masks on the market that ensure that the sound you hear is drowned out by external noise, of course without causing hearing loss.