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Facts About Tinnitus

Are You Experiencing Ringing in the Ears?
Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can be caused such things as: infections, medications, allergies, wax, etc. The most common known cause of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise. If you have a buzzing or ringing in your ears, we can help you. At Mario Tinnitus Clinics, we begin with a diagnostic audiological evaluation.

Many people ask, Do I have tinnitus? The simple answer is, “If you hear it, you have it.” In the majority of cases, the source of the tinnitus is unknown. If you have ringing or buzzing (tinnitus), get a thorough medical and audiological examination. These examinations may uncover a treatable cause. We will assist you with the most appropriate treatment.

There are many treatments available to help you manage your tinnitus such as masking, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), amplification, and many others. In many cases, a combination of treatments is what people need to obtain relief, it usually takes persistence and patience to find the right tinnitus management therapy for each individual.

What is Tinnitus?

Ringing in your ears.

Living with Tinnitus & Hyperacusis

Tinnitus, most often described as buzzing, hissing, or ringing in the ears can be a very uncomfortable condition that steals a person of the joy and peacefulness in life. Its perceived volume can range from very soft to extremely loud. 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree. Of these, about 12 million have tinnitus which is severe enough to seek medical attention. Of those, about two million patients are so seriously debilitated by their tinnitus, that their day to day functioning is affected.

For most people, the reassurance by their physician that there are no serious medical problems allows them to better cope with the sounds that they hear. For others, however, the persistent sounds of tinnitus can continue to be disruptive and stressful. These patients need help learning how to cope with the ringing and buzzing of tinnitus.

The exact cause (or causes) of tinnitus is not known in every case. There are, however, several likely factors which may cause tinnitus or make existing tinnitus worse: noise-induced hearing loss, wax , some medications, infections, age-related hearing loss, ear diseases, head and neck trauma and many others. Exposure to loud noises and hearing loss are the most common causes of tinnitus. Hearing aids may offer relief of tinnitus.

Past buzzing or ringing in the ears, tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment techniques and oral products have proven to be unsuccessful with a very large majority of patients. There is now new hope for the successful long-term management of ringing in the ears.