Do you constantly experience a ringing, hissing or buzzing noise in your ear that no one else can hear?
If so, you’re not alone. The condition you’re experiencing is called tinnitus and it affects more than 45 million people in the U.S. While tinnitus is only a minor inconvenience for most people, severe cases can have a negative impact on your health and well-being.
While it’s unknown what causes tinnitus, it’s believed to be linked to a number of items, including:
- Exposure to loud noises
- Head and neck injuries
- Part of the aging process.
- Excessive ear wax
In addition, many people with Meniere’s disease often at tinnitus, even though the two are not directly linked.
There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are ways to reduce its symptoms. One popular way is to wear Oticon’s Opn hearing aids that provide Tinnitus SoundSupport™.
Tinnitus SoundSupport™ comes preloaded on Opn hearing aids and includes ocean and nature sounds to help alleviate the discomfort caused by tinnitus. You can easily control the volume and sounds with an app on your smart phone so you can have tinnitus relief no matter where you are.
Other patients have found relief with dietary supplements, including Lipoflavonoid and Taurines. If you’re seeking relief for tinnitus, schedule an appointment at Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, FL by calling 941-745-1518 or send us a message.