Tinnitus is a noise that is heard, but has no external source. People describe it as ringing, buzzing, hissing, or crickets chirping. It can be constant or intermittent, heard in one ear or both ears, or in the head. Nearly 50 million people report experiencing some kind of noise in their ears. Tinnitus is usually accompanied by hearing loss and can be severe enough to impact your everyday life. Tinnitus has an impact on emotional well-being, hearing ability and ability to sleep and concentrate. This can interfere with relaxation and socializing with friends.
For most people, tinnitus can be managed so it no longer has a negative impact on your life. Often, the use of hearing aids will make the tinnitus go away, by allowing the user to hear more environmental sounds. There are also devices available which distract you from the tinnitus by using a pleasant sound, allowing the tinnitus to lessen over time.
We can help you with your tinnitus. Please call for an evaluation.