What is it?
Constant noises (ringing or buzzing) in a person’s head when no similar external physical noise is present.
Some sounds a person with tinnitus may experience:
What causes it?
- Exposure to loud sounds – like concerts or the misuse of headphones
- Extreme stress or trauma
- Some medication
- Earwax blockage
- Age related hearing loss
Tinnitus is a symptom of a problem with a person’s auditory system.
It’s not just a nuisance, tinnitus has been linked to fatigue, stress, sleep problems, concentration difficulty, memory problems, depression, anxiety and irritability.
Good quality and properly fitted hearing aids can reduce your perception of tinnitus by improving your hearing and reducing the strain of listening.
If you experience tinnitus suddenly it is best to see your doctor or get a hearing test.
You can book one for free with our experienced team at Total Hearing Care.