Tinnitus

Tinnitus is an involuntary buzzing sound which is not present in the external environment.

Tinnitus can be heard in one or both ears or sometimes in the centre of the head, and research has found that the effects of Tinnitus are greatly increased by stress.

Read on to find out how you can find some relief from Tinnitus.

 

What Is Tinnitus?

It can be heard as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, whistling, throbbing, booming, clicking, roaring or cicada-like noise. Tinnitus can be a single sound or a number of different sounds. It can be present all the time or only occasionally, and can vary in intensity.

It can develop gradually or suddenly.

Tinnitus is usually a symptom of a problem within the auditory system.

Tinnitus is a common phenomenon with most people experiencing tinnitus at some time, especially in quiet surroundings. Approximately 20% of the population experience persistent tinnitus, and 4% of the population have tinnitus that severely impacts on quality of life.

People with tinnitus often find that they can no longer tolerate moderate to loud sounds, or they find everyday sounds increasingly annoying. This is known as decreased sound tolerance, with more severe cases known as hyperacusis.

 

Hearing Aids for Tinnitus

There are several styles of hearing devices, the choices depend on individual preferences combined with the extent and nature of the hearing loss and your audiologist’s recommendation.

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