What Is Tinnitus & How It Happened?

What Is Tinnitus & How It Happened?

You Aren’t Alone In This. So What Is Tinnitus?

Some researches showed that about 40% of us will experience or live with tinnitus and it’s surprisingly common. Tinnitus is a persistent buzzing or ringing sound that can subtly change how you can comprehend and communicate with the rest of the world. It is a sound  perception in the ear that can only be heard by the person experiencing it. Each person who has tinnitus describes it in their own way. Many report that it sounds like a ringing, buzzing, humming, clicking, or even whistling.

Whatever the sound is, it can be soft or loud, constant or intermittent, constantly changing in pitch and it can even be heard in one or both ears. Before you freak out, tinnitus is not a brain damage nor disease. It is a symptom that may sprout from a number of health conditions which include high blood pressure, head trauma, dental problems, certain types of tumors, hearing loss, and many more. It could be caused by condition as trivial as impacted wax.

Each person’s symptoms are not necessary the same. For example, you might experience ringing in the ears while others have more sporadic bouts. Unfortunately, there is no direct and sure solution for tinnitus but studies have shown there are few new profound ways to manage it.

Be Aware and Proactive In Managing Tinnitus

Since each person experience tinnitus differently, the best solution to managing it is depending on your unique condition.  The aim of the person suffering from tinnitus is to reach the point where their tinnitus does not unduly affect their quality of life.

Tinnitus can affect several factors in life which include sleep, hearing, focus/concentration and emotion.

First you may visit an ENT specialist to rule out any medical conditions such as Meniere’s Disease, head trauma, tumors, ear diseases etc, doctor may prescribe you some medication as for treatment of tinnitus. 20% of the people may get cured by the medicine but 80% of the people may still continue to suffer for tinnitus. As an alternative method, you may visit to Soundlife Hearing, where our audiologist may provide you alternative tinnitus assessment on how your symptom arise and what caused it as well as the treatment options to treat your tinnitus.

Tinnitus can be relieve using various method which include; Tinnitus Masker, Sound Therapy, and Tinnitus Consultation.

More importantly, our audiologists will examine the impact that tinnitus is having on your life and develop a strategic plan to manage your tinnitus. This comprehensive plan will be personally tailored for both your lifestyle and your needs.

You Might Need A Hearing Aid

The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss and evidence has shown that hearing aid can greatly reduce tinnitus distress. Good quality and properly fitted hearing aids can reduce your perception of tinnitus by improving your hearing and take away the strain of listening. Some people who have normal hearing with tinnitus symptom may be benefit from tinnitus masker.

The first step is to take a hearing test, to identify whether you have a hearing loss or an underlying condition that might be causing the tinnitus. Speak to us and we can help you to develop a plan for managing the symptoms in a way that suits your lifestyle and needs. Feel free to find SoundLife Hearing nearest centre at