What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus (“TIN-a-tus” or “Tin-EYE-tus”) is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, suffers describe the sound as “ringing in ears,” though others describe it as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even chirping.

Some tinnitus quick facts:

Some 50 million adults suffer from tinnitus (1 in 5)
Tinnitus is the #1 disability for military veterans
Tinnitus can occur at any age, and may begin suddenly or progress gradually
The most common causes of tinnitus include noise exposure, aging, head injury, and side effects from medication
Sadly, there is no known cure for tinnitus No surgery or pill has been shown to get rid of it in any clinically accepted study. However, there are options for relief. Watch the video below to learn more about how you can manage your own tinnitus.

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