Tinnitus Therapy

Tinnitus Therapy

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is most commonly referred to as a “ringing in the ears” sensation. Although for some it comes in the form of hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking. The term means you are perceiving sound when there is no external sound present. Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom of another underlying condition of the ear, the auditory nerve, or issue elsewhere. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant, with single or multiple tones. The volume you experience can range from very soft to extremely loud. A staggering 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree. Out of that number, around 12 million individuals have tinnitus severe enough to seek medical attention. Roughly two million patients are so seriously debilitated by their tinnitus symptoms, that their day-to-day functioning is affected.
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Causes of Tinnitus

The exact cause of tinnitus is not known in every case. There are, however, several likely factors which may cause the ringing of ears such as: noise-induced hearing loss, wax build-up in the ear canal, certain medications, ear or sinus infections, age-related hearing loss, ear diseases and disorders, jaw misalignment, cardiovascular disease, certain types of tumors, thyroid disorders, head and neck trauma and many others. Out of these factors, exposure to loud noises and hearing loss are the most common causes of tinnitus. 

Tinnitus Therapy

The best cure for ringing in the ears is medical management or hearing aids. Other new and effective tinnitus treatments are also available. If you have tinnitus, a comprehensive hearing evaluation by a tinnitus specialist, and a medical evaluation by an otologist is recommended.
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