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Tired Of That Constant Ringing In Your Ears?
Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sounds in your ear when no external sound is present. These sounds can have several different characteristics including ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling, hissing, chirping, or humming.
The noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal and you may hear it in one or both of your ears. Tinnitus may come and go or you may be aware of a continuous sound. Pulsatile tinnitus is a noise in your ear that follows the same rhythm as your heartbeat.
Nearly 36 million Americans have some degree of tinnitus. It is important to understand that tinnitus isn’t a disease. It’s a symptom that can be caused by a number of medical conditions. Most often tinnitus is caused by damage to the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear that are responsible for hearing. Injury to these small delicate structures causes hearing loss and often tinnitus.
It is important for you to know the causes of this symptom and how to manage the effects of tinnitus. The Doctors of Audiology at Denver Hearing Specialists will evaluate and diagnose the presence of tinnitus and can also offer management strategies.