Tinnitus is not a type of hearing loss, but it may be an early warning sign for hearing loss, as it can indicate that some level of damage is being done to the auditory system.
Tinnitus is the perception of noises in the absence of any external acoustic stimuli. Tinnitus sufferers describe the noises that they hear as being similar to that of high voltage wires, a high pitched whistle, or steam escaping.
Tinnitus is very common among individuals who work in noisy environments, such as people in manufacturing and mining jobs, as well as the music industry.
Tinnitus itself is not a serious medical condition, but it can potentially be indicative of one. If you notice a sudden onset of Tinnitus, it is important to have your hearing assessed and the results forwarded to your family physician as soon as possible.
Although there is no cure for Tinnitus, there are techniques that can help minimize its effects and alleviate symptoms.
The team at the Soundright Hearing Services can assess your situation and recommend the appropriate solutions to help you better cope with the condition.