Everything you need to know about Tinnitus
Tinnitus (“TIN-a-tus” or “Tin-EYE-tus”) is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present.
What it sounds like?
Most people describe the sound as "ringing in ears,". But it has also been describe it as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even chirping.
What causes it?
- Expose to loud noises
- Head Injuries
- Ear Infection
- Medication side effects
Who gets it?
Anyone at any ages. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans experiences it. It’s the number one disability for veterans.
How to prevent it?
Minimizing exposure to loud noises is the best way (either through avoidance or by wearing hearing protection) – though nothing is guaranteed.
Effects of tinnitus?
Tinnitus effects people in many different ways, including:
- Long-term sleep disruption
- Changes in cognitive ability
- An inability to concentrate
- Stress in relationships
- Anxiety and depression
- Employment challenges
How to get relief:
There is no cure for tinnitus however there are ways to get relief:
- Counselling and meditation help to distract your mind and train you to cope with tinnitus.
- Tinnitus technology products create a customizable and comforting sound stimulus to soothe the unique sounds you hear.