Chances are, you’ve experienced tinnitus-like symptoms at some point in your life — even if you don’t currently suffer from hearing loss. These symptoms can occur after a rock concert, or when you finish mowing the lawn — it’s that loud, numbing buzz in your ears.
But perhaps you are one of the millions of Americans who live with that ringing or buzzing on a daily basis. Perhaps you’re afflicted by such sounds even when you’re in a quiet environment. These sounds can be heard in one or both ears, and vary in intensity (some patients report a ringing in their ears 24 hours a day; for others, it happens intermittently). It’s enough to be maddening — not to mention the negative effect it can have on your day-to-day activities.
If these symptoms sound familiar, you (or your loved one) may be suffering from tinnitus. To help guide you through this process, take our new Tinnitus Quiz. With just six questions, it’ll take you less than five minutes to answer — and it’ll help you understand what your next steps should be.
Associated Audiologists has doctoral-level professionals who can help diagnose hearing loss and tinnitus. Contact us today to make an appointment, and prevent hearing problems from affecting your everyday lifestyle.
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What is tinnitus and how can it affect daily living?
Tinnitus is a condition that causes people to hear sounds for which there are no external sources. Most often these sounds are clicking, buzzing, roaring or ringing in the ears.
Tinnitus is often a secondary condition to another issue, such as an infection in the middle or inner ear, or as a side effect of certain medications. Tinnitus can also be caused by wax impaction or noise exposure, such as a loud concert.
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