What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus, in short, is a “ringing in the ears.” More specifically, it means that you’re hearing sound when there is no sound to hear. It comes in many forms. For some people, it sounds like hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking, and can be constant or irregular, high or low in frequency.
It’s not a disease itself, but rather a side effect of other things going on within the ear.
Causes of Tinnitus
The thing is, we don’t know the precise cause of tinnitus. However, several extremely likely causes include: noise-induced hearing loss (the most common by far), 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, and head and neck complications.
As you can see, there are quite a few potential culprits!
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 both recommended and available right here with us.
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“It’s simply amazing how she’s been able to help me with my hearing and tinnitus”
“I have suffered with ringing in the ears for seven years. I have one bad ear that a standard hearing aid would not work on so Dr. Johnson suggested that I have the Bi-Cross hearing aid. The Bi-Cross transfers all sound from my right ear over to my left ear and tricks my brain into thinking I can hear with both ears. It’s simply amazing how she’s been able to help me with my hearing and tinnitus at the same time. I was always told by other hearing professionals that nothing could be done to minimize or eliminate my tinnitus but Dr. Johnson selected a specialized hearing aid with tinnitus management that has helped me so much, I do not notice it anymore.” Kevin Brakebill