ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ears
Tinnitus is the perception of hearing sounds in the ears or in the head.
Ringing, buzzing, roaring, crickets, tones... these are all descriptors of a common condition called, tinnitus. This condition consists of hearing sounds, intermittently or constantly, in one's hears or in one's head. The sounds can be minor and cause no implications, or they can become so loud and bothersome that they create communication difficulties and problems hearing speech, especially in complex environments and background noise - such as when in a restaurant or at a dinner table. Sometimes the noise can be perceived as so Loud that it disrupts sleep and quality of life. The good news is that there are treatment options available. A common cause of tinnitus is a high frequency hearing loss, which often occurs as a result of the aging process. When we lose our high frequency hearing ability, we can no longer cover-up our own bodies' noise floor with environmental sounds. Thus, the noise we hear in our ears or in our head is the result of hearing our own noise floor, according to research studies. Hearing aids now have options available to target the bothersome noise and help decrease your perception of it over time. We have helped many people with bothersome tinnitus. The first step towards managing your tinnitus is a proper hearing screening to determine the nature of the problem.