Tinnitus Solutions Available from Desert Valley Audiology
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a condition in which a person perceives hearing a sound that is not actually present in their environment. It is often described as a persistent “ringing in the ears” but can really include any type of sound including a buzzing, whooshing, ticking, hissing, or even whistling. There are a variety of causes of tinnitus including hearing loss, certain health conditions, certain medications and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tinnitus
Hearing Loss: Doctors, audiologists and scientists have discovered that people with different kinds of hearing loss also may experience tinnitus. Loud Noise: Too much exposure to loud noise can cause noise-induced hearing loss over time resulting in tinnitus. Ototoxic Medicine: More than 200 medicines can cause tinnitus. If you have tinnitus and you take medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether your medicine could be involved. Other Health Problems: Allergies, tumors, and problems in the heart and blood vessels, jaws, and neck can cause tinnitus in some people.
Did you know?
- 1 in 10 adult Americans suffer from tinnitus.
- 90% of Tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss.
- Tinnitus is sometimes the first sign of a hearing loss.
- Many patients are not offered treatment and are told to “just live with it.”
- Tinnitus can almost always be treated and its symptoms improved.