Tinnitus is the perception of sound not caused by a source outside of your body. While it is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” people with tinnitus report a variety of sounds, including buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 50 million Americans (or 15% of the general public) experience a form of tinnitus. Of these, 20 million suffer from chronic tinnitus. Two million people experience extreme, and sometimes debilitating, symptoms of tinnitus.
If you suffer from tinnitus, you may wonder what treatment options are available. While there is no known cure for tinnitus, you will be happy to know that you may experience relief from the symptoms.
Tinnitus has multiple causes, and a number of factors can worsen or trigger tinnitus symptoms. These include:
There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are ways that symptoms can be minimized. Given how many cases of tinnitus are associated with a hearing loss, treating the hearing loss with hearing aids may also help reduce tinnitus symptoms.
Depending on your hearing loss, you may also be able to use specialist hearing aids designed for your hearing needs. These advanced hearing devices can amplify only those sounds you need help with. This can also help lessen tinnitus symptoms.
If you have tinnitus, book in a complimentary hearing assessment with the hearing care professionals at Come Hear Hearing Center. Our team will establish your baseline hearing, and determine if hearing aids are the right choice for you. Call (864) 546-5708 today, or click here to book an appointment online.