Tinnitus is a fairly common condition, affecting around 1 in 8 people, according to the NHS. It's a condition where a person can hear a noise that isn't found in the outside world - it's actually internal. It can affect people at any age, but it's often found in people who suffer some form of hearing loss.
Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears that may be soft or loud, high or low pitched. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it interferes with your ability to concentrate or hear. However, tinnitus can also cause other types of phantom noises in your ears, including:
We first recommend getting your hearing and tinnitus assessed to determine the best method of treatment. If your tinnitus is accompanied by a hearing loss, hearing aids may help. However, there are also ways in which you can help yourself to deal with tinnitus:
Book an appointment and see one of our experienced Hearing Aid Audiologists if you think you might be suffering from Tinnitus.