Perception of sound within the human ear in that does not come from external sound is called Tinnitus, or ringing in the ear. It manifests as ringing, roaring, buzzing, and other noises that may be extremely distracting and irritating. Sometimes they cause a partial hearing loss.
Ringing in the ears is not a disease, but a symptom resulting from a variety of underlying causes that can include: ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear, nose allergies that prevent fluid drain and cause wax build-up, side effect of some medications and most commonly noise-induced hearing loss.
Many medical treatments for tinnitus have been claimed with unreliable degrees of statistical reliability. Homeopathic remedies are often used to successfully reduce distress caused by tinnitus. It is important to check labels before using any of the homeopathic remedies because they may sometimes contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effect or interactions, especially, if not properly diluted.
Calcarea carbonica is especially good for patients that have hearing problems or cracking and pulsing sensations in the ears. These patients are usually chilly, easily exhausted, have sweet cravings, and feel overwhelmed and nervous when unwell.
Carbo vegetabilis should be used for tinnitus that arises during flu or other conditions that include vertigo and nausea. Patients may feel worse in the evening and at night, feeling cold and weak, yet having cravings for fresh air.
China, also known as Cinchona officinalis, is best used in patients that seem to me touchy, weak, anxious and sensitive to noise. Tinnitus in this patient often occurs after significant loss of fluids through vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or other conditions that may involve blood loss.
Chininum sulphuricum is the best choice for patients having hearing problems because of the constant buzzing, ringing and roaring in their ears. Sometimes these patients experience chills and vertigo.
Cimicifuga shows the best results in patients sensitive to noise that often feel tension in the neck and back. These patients are usually lively, jumpy and talkative yet depressed and worried while having hearing problems. People in the need of this remedy may also suffer from headaches and problems during menstrual periods.
Coffea cruda should be used in patients whose tinnitus is followed by sensitive hearing and buzzing feeling in the back of their head. They often suffer from insomnia.
Graphites is for patients whose tinnitus is associated with deafness. These patients often hear hissing or clicking sounds or have tendency to constipation, reduced concentration, and cracking skin eruptions.
Kali carbonicum helps relieve tinnitus that comes with ringing or roaring, which goes together with cracking noises and itching in the ears. People who need this remedy may also feel vertigo on turning and are often conservative and rigid. They may also feel stomach anxiety.
Lycopodium is used in patients that hear humming and roaring in the ears together with a loss of hearing. For them, sounds may seem to echo in the ears.
Natrum salicylicum may help relieve ringing in the ears that is like a low dull hum. It is especially functional in cases when useful tinnitus occurs after influenza or along with Meniere's disease.
Salicylicum acidum helps to cure extremely loud roaring or ringing sounds often accompanied by deafness or dizziness.
Patient should choose the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms and use a lower potency of 6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C.Patient should use one dose and wait for a reaction. If there is an improvement, patient should wait and let the remedy work. If the response fails patient may take another dose. The frequency of dosage fluctuates with the conditions and the person.