Tinnitus - Ringing
in my ears

I hear sounds in my ears. What can I do?

Can anyone else around you hear it? No? You may be suffering from Tinnitus.

Tinnitus is the perception of sounds when no external sound is present. It is a perception generated in the auditory pathway. Tinnitus is perceived and described in many ways such as “ringing”, “buzzing”, “humming”, “crickets” or “waterfall”. It can be temporary, lasting for 1-2 seconds in a very quiet room or it can be chronic and a daily occurrence. It may be subjective tinnitus where only you can hear the sounds or objective tinnitus where others can hear the same sounds as you when a stethoscope is placed over your ear canals.

The first thing you should do is to contact either your local audiologist or otorhinolaryngologist who has had experience with treating tinnitus. It is important to seek help from an experienced medical professional and not try to deal with tinnitus on your own. There have been numerous reports of individuals with tinnitus who have tried solutions with no proven scientific results and ended up disappointed and distrustful by the time they go to a medical professional.