Tinnitus Awareness

What Is Tinnitus?

In the U.K. it’s thought that over 6,000,000 people suffer from some form of Tinnitus, and it can vary in intensity and severity. Simply put, Tinnitus is any noise that you believe you hear in your head without any objective sound source.

Tinnitus can commonly sound like ringing or buzzing in the ears. It’s not a disease or an illness and it’s generated within a person's own auditory pathways. For some people it comes and goes and in more severe cases it is present permanently causing problems with sleep and concentration.

What causes Tinnitus?

Whilst we know what conditions may lead to Tinnitus, it is difficult to say what may be the absolute cause in each case. Some common contributors to Tinnitus include:

  • Noise exposure
  • Stress
  • Hearing loss

Although it may be difficult to avoid certain medical conditions where Tinnitus is a by-product, we can do a lot to avoid unnecessary exposure to prolonged loud noise. Hidden Hearing offers a wide range of custom made Hearing Protectors.

What can be done?

Tinnitus therapies vary and it is important to point out that we can only talk about relieving Tinnitus. Most therapies revolve around counselling and using alternative forms of sound as a distraction to the Tinnitus. For people suffering severe Tinnitus with sudden onset, we would recommend that you speak to your G.P. at your earliest convenience. However if you have already spoken to your G.P. about the condition then you have the opportunity to explore what therapies are available.

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At Hidden Hearing we aim to improve the quality of your hearing and most importantly your communication with your family and friends. Your hearing health is vitally important with poor hearing affecting your personal relationships, quality of life, and even your ability to go about a normal day.

With nearly 50 years of providing hearing health care, our professional team provides a range of hearing services from hearing assessments to hearing aids to help you get your hearing back on track. So you can enjoy the life you want to live!

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