Do you notice a ringing, hissing, roaring, or other sounds in one or both of your ears? If so, what you are experiencing is tinnitus. You are not alone. It is estimated that 50 million American adults (with and without hearing loss) have tinnitus to some degree! Luckily, there is help!
Tinnitus is a symptom of another disease process. It could be caused by something as benign as aspirin, teeth grinding or hearing loss to more serious conditions like ear infections and brain tumors. The cause of the tinnitus is assessed during a tinnitus assessment.
The most efficient and effective way to treat tinnitus is to schedule an appointment with your local hearing professional who will perform a tinnitus evaluation. A tinnitus evaluation could include pitch and loudness measurements on your specific tinnitus as well tests to determine if the tinnitus (or more precisely, the cause of the tinnitus) can be treated. The results of this assessment will allow the specialist to determine the proper form of treatment for your tinnitus. This entire process typically takes less than an hour.
No one wants to have their ears ringing or buzzing. We urge everyone, young and old, to have an audiologist perform a quick tinnitus evaluation. The sooner the evaluation can be performed, the sooner your ears will quit bothering you. Find an office near you at https://optimalhearing.com/schedule-an-appointment/.