What is This Ringing in My Ears and How Did I Get It?

Millions of individuals have a condition known as tinnitus. Tinnitus can range from a minor annoyance to a major disruption in an individual’s life. But what causes tinnitus and how do you get it? Here, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about tinnitus and sound sensitivity. What are tinnitus and sound sensitivity? Tinnitus is the perception of sound … Read More

Can Medications Cause Tinnitus?

According to the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus is the perception of sound, such as whistling, buzzing, hissing, swooshing or clicking, where no actual external source exists. The condition is most often associated with hearing loss, but there are roughly 200 different health disorders that can cause tinnitus as a symptom. One of those problems can be the potential side effects … Read More

Using Hearing Aids to Treat Tinnitus

It’s summer and if you’re hearing crickets but they’re not in your back yard, you might have tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound source is present. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and … Read More

Tinnitus, Sleep Disturbance, and Tips to Help

Now two years into the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare providers are seeing that some are suffering from a constellation of symptoms that include insomnia, disrupted sleep, changes in the sleep-wake cycle, and decreased sleep quality. There have even been a couple of terms coined to name the condition—“coronasomnia” or “COVID-somnia.” Several factors are likely responsible for sleep dysfunction related to COVID-19. … Read More

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus awareness week is March 7-13, but If you experience a constant ringing, buzzing or sound in your ears, tinnitus is probably something you don’t need to be reminded of. In fact, according to the American Tinnitus Association, nearly 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree. Approximately 20 million people have what’s called chronic burdensome tinnitus, and 2 million … Read More

Studies Show COVID-19 May Affect Hearing and Balance

As we continue to learn to live with the SARS-COV-2, or the COVID-19 virus, much more is being learned about how the illness affects the human body. Since the early days of the pandemic, it was noted that individuals with the virus often lost their sense of taste and/or smell. But it seems now more COVID-19 patients are reporting symptoms … Read More

Troubled by Tinnitus?

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Troubled by Tinnitus? Lots of people experience a sound in their ears that they might describe as buzzing, ringing, clicking, white noise or roaring, and that only they can hear. But what is it and what’s the cause? According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), what these people are experiencing is called tinnitus. It’s one of the most common health … Read More

Who Has Tinnitus?

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With more than 45 million Americans struggling with tinnitus, it’s one of the most common health conditions in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA). In fact, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control conducted its last National Health and Nutritional Examinations Survey, the CDC included several questions on tinnitus to determine the full scope and severity … Read More

Bothersome Tinnitus Associated with Mental Health Problems

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Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external sound source. It can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and from low to high pitched. People describe their tinnitus in a number of ways, including a buzzing, … Read More

Why You Should Pay Attention to That Ringing in Your Ears

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 15% of the general public — over 50 million Americans — experience some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. What does tinnitus sound like and what can you do about it? Usually, tinnitus is a sound that … Read More