Tinnitus

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.

What is Tinnitus?

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.

Who suffers from Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is very common among individuals who work in a noisy environments, such as people in manufacturing and mining jobs, as well as the music industry.

If I have tinnitus, should I be worried about my health?

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.

Is there a cure?

Although there is no cure for Tinnitus, there are techniques that can help minimize its effects and alleviate symptoms.

The team at Thousand Islands Hearing can assess your situation and recommend the appropriate solutions to help you better cope with the condition

Tinnitus Prevention Tips

  • Use hearing protection
  • Lower the volume when using headphones
  • Do not use cotton swabs
  • Wear ear plugs if you are regularly around loud noise
  • Avoid excessive exposure to loud everyday noises
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight

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