Tinnitus can be an important signal of a problem with ears or hearing and therefore helpful in alerting us to seek help.
If you hear sounds like ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring or clicking, you have tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a noise in the ears or head that occurs in absence of external sounds. Tinnitus can be triggered by many factors. Some of the most common are:
- excessive noise
- damage in the ear
- normal changes in the ear
- certain medications.
Tinnitus is very common and the likelihood is that you know someone affected by it. Many people ignore it, but tinnitus can reduce our quality of life, interfere with sleep, concentration, work and social life.
Tinnitus is a treatable problem
Significant recent advances in tinnitus understanding have improved treatment options. With its many causes, treatment options are varied and stem directly from understanding the underlying problem. Our Audiologists are central to a team of health professionals who work to:
- Diagnose the underlying cause of your tinnitus and
- Implement best treatment.