Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Tinnitus is a symptom associated with many forms of hearing loss. It can also be a symptom of other health problems. Roughly 25 million Americans have experienced tinnitus. Some cases are so severe that it interferes with their daily activities. People with severe cases of tinnitus may find it difficult to hear, work, or even sleep.
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, hearing care professionals, scientists and doctors have discovered several treatments that may give you some relief. Not every treatment works for everyone, so you may need to try several to find the ones that help.
Hearing loss, exposure to loud noise, medications can all lead to tinnitus and eventually start causing to further deteriorate your ability to hear. Talk openly to your audiologist about the potential causes of your hearing loss related tinnitus.
Avoid anything that can make your tinnitus worse, such as smoking, alcohol and loud noise. If you are a construction worker, an airport worker, or a hunter, or if you are regularly exposed to loud noise at home or at work, wear ear plugs or special earmuffs to protect your hearing and keep your tinnitus from getting worse.
Schedule an appointment with a hearing care professional to evaluate and discuss your Tinnitus.