Do you or someone you know complain about annoying ringing or buzzing in their ears?
It may be tinnitus. More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus according to the American Tinnitus Association.
In mild cases, it sounds like an annoying ring, buzz or whistle. In severe cases, it can cause depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts.
Tinnitus can be caused by exposure to loud sounds, head injuries, blood circulation problems—even accumulated ear wax. It’s also a known side effect of more than 200 prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Tinnitus isn’t a case of hearing loss; rather it’s an underlying symptom of another issue. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, some successful options in treating tinnitus include dental treatment of jawbone problems, stress reduction exercises, biofeedback, allergy control and alternative medicine. In many cases, hearing aids can help combat tinnitus by helping your loved one focus on sounds they want to hear. A Sonus® Hearing Care Professional can review several options for relief with your loved one.
“I finally got a good night’s sleep.”
“The first benefit was received almost immediately when I finally had a good night’s sleep and I continue to sleep well because of the aid. At the beginning I mostly wore the aid at night, but as I got used to it I started using the device as I read and studied, and am far better able to concentrate. Now, even when I am not wearing the aid, I am starting to notice that the tinnitus bothers me a little less than before. I am hopeful for continued relief and grateful for the relief I have already received.”
~ Rachel C., 17, Sonus Irvine Patient. No hearing loss.
Developed Tinnitus from concussions while playing soccer.