What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus afflicts fifty million people in the U.S. Tinnitus is described as a nagging buzzing, whistling, whining, or screeching noise in head or ears that varies in intensity and can be intermittent or constant. The degree of loudness and even the type of sound is particular to each person. Some tinnitus sufferers describe the noise as being as piercing and sharp as the signal used in the emergency broadcast system. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease, which can accompany any type of hearing loss.
Tinnitus can also be a sign of other important health problems, such as allergies and problems in the heart and blood vessels. It can also result from ototoxicity, poor nutrition, and can be a symptom of Meniere’s disease or Acoustic Neuroma, so it’s important to visit an audiologist to uncover the cause of tinnitus and to move forward with the best treatment.
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