Described as the sensation of sound when there isn’t any in the external environment, tinnitus affects a large number of people (about one in six). It can range from quiet to loud, and is often described as ringing, whistling, or buzzing. It can be very distracting and sufferers often experience difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Although medical research has not found the solution to every type of tinnitus, relief can be found by using tinnitus maskers. Because tinnitus is often found in people who also have hearing loss, maskers can be found in several hearing aids and can be customized to individual preferences.
What should you do if you have tinnitus?
The first step is to visit a hearing healthcare professional for a clinical evaluation. Specialized tests are performed to diagnose tinnitus and different options can be discussed to find what is right for you.
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