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    Ear Ringing: Is It Tinnitus?

    Tinnitus, colloquially referred to as "ringing in the ears," is the sensation of hearing a sound when no external source of sound is actually present. A national health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control estimate that more than 45 million Americans experience ringing in the ears.

    It can be experienced in one or both ears, and the types of sound heard can vary by individual. Symptoms of tinnitus include:

    • Ringing in the ears
    • Humming noises
    • Sizzling or crackling sounds
    • Whooshing sounds
    • Repeated musical sounds
    • Continuous heavy sounds, for example a subway or freight train

    There are several life factors that can cause the onset of tinnitus symptoms. These include:

    • Excessive ear wax that has become impacted
    • Occupations that include loud noises
    • Age
    • Unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol and consuming caffeinated beverages

    Tinnitus is not a disease, and it is generally agreed upon that there is no "cure" for the condition. Fortunately, much of the medical community agrees that there are ways to greatly improve the quality of life among tinnitus-sufferers.

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