What’s Tinnitus?

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Have you ever felt that strange sensation of ringing in your ears?

What about a buzz, whistle...or chirp?

Well, those phantom noises are actually something REAL.

It's called TINNITUS.

The sounds happen when cells in your inner ear are damaged, causing them to send faulty electrical signals to your brain. Common causes of tinnitus include age-related hearing loss or exposure to loud noise.

TINNITUS can also get worse with other conditions, like ear infections, prescription medications, even neck and jaw pain.

For most of us, TINNITUS is an occasional annoyance. But for some people, that relentless ringing can last six months or more.

With CHRONIC TINNITUS, you can suffer from sleeplessness, concentration problems, depression, and anxiety.

If you develop tinnitus, it's important to see your doctor to determine the cause. Although there's no cure, there are treatments that can help -- like hearing aids, medications, and sound-masking devices.

With a little help, you can control your tinnitus. And that should be music to your ears!