Whether the sound is mild or severe, occasional or constant, tinnitus can keep you from concentrating and hearing what you want to hear.
Tinnitus can develop in people of all ages and backgrounds, but people who are older or who've had a lot of exposure to noise are especially at risk.
Possible causes of tinnitus include:
- Exposure to loud music, construction noise, or gunshot sounds
- Side effects of medication
- Injury to the ears, neck or head
- Neurological disorders
- Degeneration of bones in the middle ear
Tinnitus can’t be completely eliminated and there are no fast fixes. But with help from your hearing care professional, you can set the right goals and learn to manage your tinnitus. It takes commitment and time, but managing your tinnitus can help you be more comfortable.
Your treatment is just as individual as your tinnitus. Which option is best for you?
Take the first step in managing your tinnitus by visiting your hearing care professional.