Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. While it is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can manifest many different perceptions of sound, including buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 50 million Americans (or 15% of the general public) experience a form of tinnitus. Of these, 20 million suffer from chronic tinnitus. Two million people experience extreme, and sometimes debilitating, symptoms of tinnitus.
If you suffer from tinnitus, you may wonder what treatment options are available. While there is no known cure for tinnitus, you will be happy to know that you may experience relief from the symptoms.
Tinnitus has multiple causes, and a number of factors can worsen or trigger tinnitus symptoms. These include:
There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are ways that symptoms can be minimized. Given how many cases of tinnitus are associated with a hearing loss, treating the hearing loss with hearing aids may also help reduce tinnitus symptoms.
There can often be remarkable similarities between the type of hearing loss you have and the symptoms of tinnitus that you experience. For example, if you have a high-frequency hearing loss, you may experience high-pitched ringing from tinnitus.
If you have tinnitus, book an appointment with the hearing care professionals at Audiology Associates of Greeley. We can look at how we can relieve the symptoms of your tinnitus, and answer any questions that you have. Call 970-352-288 today, or click here to book an appointment online.
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