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Ring in 2014 With Less Ringing in Your Ears
Posted by Community Hearing Services on January 03, 2014
Did you ring in the New Year with more than just bells and whistles? Perhaps that persistent, irritating ringing you hear is actually tinnitus; the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present. Sufferers often describe the sound as "ringing in ears," although is can also be described as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even chirping.
Think of tinnitus as the ringing you get after a concert or sporting event. For most people that sensation goes away, but for some that ringing is constant. People with tinnitus can often go years before seeking help and the ringing becomes a chronic irritant in their lives. There are many causes of tinnitus such as noise-induced hearing loss, reaction to medication, age and more and it oftentimes is accompanied with an unknown hearing loss.
Currently there is no cure for tinnitus so sufferers deal with their symptoms in variety of ways. Some choose a homeopathic approach such as meditation, avoiding caffeine, alcohol and nicotine or managing stress. We offer a tinnitus device, the NuEar SDS with Multiflex Tinnitus Technology, if you’re looking for a product to supplement your lifestyle changes. If you find your tinnitus symptoms really are only bothersome at night, our Sound Oasis product plays calming background noises to help filter out your tinnitus for a good night’s sleep.
Regardless what you choose, we want to help relieve the ringing in your ears. Make a New Year’s resolution that’s worth keeping by calling our office or sending us an email through our Contact Us
page. We will gladly discuss how to treat your tinnitus and the options available to you.