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Tinnitus can be defined as hearing noises that aren’t actually there. It’s most commonly experienced as a buzzing sound, although it can also sound like a hissing, humming, or roaring. It can also happen when the ear drum is damaged and a build up of fluids and pressure causes the eardrum to vibrate. The pressure can cause a cracking noise to be heard, and this may be accompanied by a sense of fullness, hearing loss, or dizziness.

Some people who suffer from tinnitus do so for years without seeking treatment. Others can’t tolerate the noise at all and will try to find ways to suppress it. However, tinnitus should always be addressed, because it can be an indicator of other conditions, such as:

1. Earwax blockage

2. Hearing loss

3. Meniere’s disease

4. Perforated eardrums

5. Temporomandibular joint disorder

6. TMJ

7. Aural fistula

8. Vestibular neuritis

9. Sinusitis

10. Otosclerosis

11. Hypertension

12. Diabetes

13. Cardiovascular disease

14. Brain aneurysm

15. Menopause

16. Chronic tension-type headache

17. Stress

18. Smoking

19. Anxiety

20. Thyroid problems

21. Sleep deprivation

22. Alcohol

23. Heavy metal toxicity

24. Vitamin deficiency

25. Poor diet

If you are suffering from this condition, don’t worry, it is treatable. Give us a call to set up an appointment for a hearing evaluation, and we can discuss the various methods used to treat tinnitus. Let us help you with this condition, and get you back on the road to better hearing health.

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