Ringing in the Ear
Understanding Ringing in the Ear: Tinnitus
Are you hearing ringing, whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing sounds? You may be suffering from tinnitus.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears. It has also been described as whistling, hissing, buzzing or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; however, most sufferers experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.
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Advanced Hearing Technology
In many cases, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with advanced hearing technology. While worn, a hearing system can restore ambient sounds and help eliminate the effects of tinnitus.
Your hearing healthcare professional will also evaluate other treatment options, including drug therapy and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Your professional can explain the possible side-effects of various medications with you.
Causes of Tinnitus may include: Noise-induced hearing loss and nerve damage, some prescription and over-the-counter medications, ear infections or eardrum rupture, head and neck trauma, cardiovascular problems- such as hypertension. The most important step you can take to find relief from tinnitus is to speak with a hearing healthcare professional and complete a thorough hearing evaluation.
Source: American Tinnitus Association