Tinnitus is the perception of ringing or noise in the ears when there is none present. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition like age-related hearing loss, injury to the ear or a disorder of the circulatory system.
Tinnitus often presents as the following sounds: ringing, buzzing, hissing, whining, roaring, and/or clicking. Tinnitus can be a low pitched roar ranging to a high pitched squeal. It can be present in only one ear, more predominate in one ear, or both ears.
Typical causes of tinnitus include: age-related hearing loss, noise exposure, cerumen impaction, or otosclerosis. Treatment typically includes treating the underlying condition through wearing hearing aids or by reducing or masking the noise to make it less noticeable (through a tinnitus masker).
At Good Sound Audiology we specialize in assessment and treatment of tinnitus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at at (480) 497-0780.