What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus, pronounced “Tin-A-tus”, is the term in medicine for when a patient hears sound despite there being no external source. Typically, only the sufferer of tinnitus can hear the sound in question, which is usually a “ringing”. It has also been described as hissing, buzzing, whistling, rustling, and more.
What You Should Know About Tinnitus
- 50 Million adults suffer
- It is the #1 disability for veterans
- It can occur at any age – appearing suddenly or progressing slowly
- The most common causes include: Impulse sound, injury, or ototoxic medications
Options for sufferers of tinnitus include:
- Hearing aids
- Sound therapy
- Ear irrigation – if it is caused by earwax
- Antibiotics – if it is caused by infected
- Medications – if it is caused by an underlying condition such as anxiety
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