Tinnitus (pronounced ti-ni-tis), or ringing in the ears, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. It is often worse when background noise is low, so you may be most aware of it at night when you’re trying to fall asleep.
For the vast majority of people, tinnitus is a subjective sound which means that only the person who has it can hear it. It can be soft or loud. Tinnitus originates inside the head and the onset may be gradual or sudden.
Tinnitus and Hearing Loss are often intertwined. Roughly 90% of those suffering from tinnitus experience some degree of hearing loss.
Hearing aids are helpful for many people who have tinnitus. Most people have shown marked improvement with their tinnitus simply by wearing hearing aids. This is because your brain has other sounds to listen to, making your tinnitus less noticeable.
Fortunately, research for this issue has led to new advances in hearing technology that targets tinnitus specifically. Call us to learn more about these solutions and if they apply to you.
While there is no cure for tinnitus, it can be managed. Our professional team can help you gain control and take back your life by forming a course of treatment that suits your specific needs.
Our goal is to help you understand and gain control of your tinnitus rather than letting it take control over you. Call us today to learn how.