“Ringing in the ears”
Tinnitus is a very common problem affecting nearly 50 million Americans. Thankfully, for most, it does not pose a significant problem; but for a small percentage, it is very invasive.
Problem tinnitus (also known as ‘ringing in the ears’) is the frequent experience of bothersome sound that other people cannot hear.
For individuals with problem tinnitus, it is perceived as a threat to their well-being. For these people, it interferes with their daily work and even with their sleep. Excessive exposure to loud noises, head and neck trauma, cardiovascular disease, jaw misalignment, medicine, and hearing loss are common factors that cause ear ringing or head noise. It’s best to consult for tinnitus treatment with an expert than trying to cope.
In 80% of problem tinnitus cases, there is also hearing loss. Often hearing aids alone can minimize the ringing sensations. For others, a combination of amplification and sound masking is needed to provide tinnitus treatment and relief. Many of today’s better hearing technology has sound masking programmed into the device.