Tinnitus is characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears which can only be heard by the affected individual. It has also been described as a whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go, but for most tinnitus sufferers, the symptoms produce a constant, maddening drone. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.
Tinnitus is not a disease, but instead a symptom that something is wrong in the ear, the auditory nerve, and/or the parts of the brain that process sound. Something as simple as a piece of earwax blocking the ear canal can cause tinnitus. It can also be the result of a number of health conditions, be them temporary or chronic.
The experience of tinnitus for each person is unique and proper evaluation is necessary for effective treatment. At NewSound Solutions, we’re experienced in providing individualized solutions on a case-by-case basis. For many, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with hearing aids specifically engineered to minimize the offending sounds. Other treatment options exist, and Dr. Edwards and her staff can walk you through your options based on your unique experience of tinnitus and its effect on your life.
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