Tinnitus or “ringing in the ears’ can be an occasional annoyance for some or a constant frustration for others. It is a medical condition that causes someone to “hear” a sound that is not present in the environment around them. The sound may be described as a ringing, whooshing, hissing, chirping or whistling sound. Tinnitus is experienced by 10-15% of the population.
Together with your audiologist you will develop a personal tinnitus management plan tailored to your hearing, tinnitus and lifestyle needs. There are several divices that will provide tinnitus relief…Hearing aids, Tinnitus Maskers, Combination devices (hearing aids that also include a noise generator or masking function), Tinnitus Apps: smartphone apps that provide other sound options and can customize your own library of sounds and music. The goal is that you will be able to enjoy life again without the annoyance of tinnitus.
Damage to the auditory (hearing) system, Stress and depression, Hearing loss, Diet such as alcohol nicotine salt and caffeine, Also certain medications can either cause of influence tinnitus.