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Turn down the volume on tinnitus with these tried-and-tested treatments, says Joanna EvansThirty-seven-year-old Chris Martin, frontman of the hugely successful British rock band Coldplay, recently revealed that he suffers from tinnitus-a nightmare condition that causes persistent phantom ringing, buzzing, hissing, whooshing or whistling noises in one or both ears
Sudden spontaneous, painful, involuntary muscle contrac-tions of variable duration in almost any part of the body affect 95 per cent of people at one time or another, and will often recur within hours or days (Electro-encephalogr Clin Neurophysiol, 1957; 9: 139-47)
While everyone has been worried about the possibility that mobile (cell) phones cause cancer, few realise that the devices are a major cause of tinnitus, the distressing hearing problem