Ringing Tinnitus ( “Tin-EYE-tus”) is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only sufferer can hear it. Typically, sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in the ears” though others describe it as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring, and even chirping.
The Effects of Tinnitus are real
Because tinnitus is subjective, it affects people in different ways. For some, it is a minor annoyance, one they can deal with easily. For others, it can result in more serious issues, such as:
- Long term sleep disruption
- Change in cognition ability
- Inability to concentrate (e.g. completing tasks or reading)
- Stress in relationships
- Anxiety and depression
- Employment Challenges
Sadly, there is no cure…
Currently, there is no known tinnitus cure. No surgery or pill has been shown to get rid of tinnitus in any clinically accepted study.
But there is relief…
According to American Tinnitus Association and Australian Tinnitus Association, there are ways to get tinnitus relief, including counselling, sound therapy, music therapy, tinnitus masker, and Neuromonics treatment. They recommend that anyone with tinnitus should see an audiologist and/or tinnitus specialist. Did you know?
- 1 in 5 adults suffer from tinnitus
- Tinnitus is the #1 disability for military veterans
- Tinnitus can occur at any age, and may begin suddenly or progress gradually.
The most common causes of tinnitus are:
- exposure to noise
- hearing loss due to aging
- medications and other conditions like metabolic disorders
- cardiovascular, neurologic, pharmacological, temporomandibular, psychological, or dietary problems.
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