Meningitis is the swelling of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation is mainly caused by bacterial and viral infections. At times, particular microbes, fungi, parasites or even conditions like cancer, lupus, a brain injury or surgery can give rise to meningitis.
You should know the specific cause of meningitis to treat it effectively. In some cases, meningitis may clear up by itself, but at other times it can be life-threatening. Seek medical help at the earliest sign of the illness.
Possible signs of meningitis include a sudden high fever, unusual headaches with nausea, difficulty concentrating, seizures, lack of appetite, trouble waking up or drowsiness, light sensitivity and a skin rash.
Hearing loss is also associated with meningitis ,. Hearing loss has been reported in children with bacterial meningitis and also those with viral meningitis .
8. Heart or Blood Vessel Problems
If you hear a hammering or swishing noise in your ears that is rhythmic to a beat, you may have an unusual form of tinnitus called pulsatile tinnitus. It’s unlike regular tinnitus, which is a ringing noise in your ears that may also sound like a kind of roaring, clicking, buzzing or hissing sound. It may affect either one or both ears .
In fact, the sound in pulsatile tinnitus is very real and is a magnified sound of the blood flowing through your arteries. The primary symptom of this ailment is the heartbeat-like sound you hear in your ears. You may also feel light-headed or have a racing heart sensation.
If you experience these symptoms along with chest pain, seek medical help immediately. The reasons for these symptoms are related to blood circulation problems and may include high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries by cholesterol, fats or other wastes), head or neck tumors and abnormal capillaries. In order to treat this type of tinnitus, the underlying problem needs to be correctly diagnosed and then treated. It can also lead to sleeping problems.