Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Tinnitus
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It involves the annoying sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present. The types of phantom noises may sound like ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking or hissing. The phantom noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and it may occur in one or both ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it can interfere with patient’s ability to concentrate or hear actual sound. It may be present all the time, or it may come and go.
Tinnitus is not a condition by itself but a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. It usually is not a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable.
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