If you've ever listened to music at a high volume, such as at a concert, you may have experienced a ringing or buzzing in your ears following the event. While this is not good for your hearing, the ringing usually subsides after a few days. On the other hand, if you experience a chronic ringing in your ears that others can't hear, you could be suffering from tinnitus. At our Town & Country ENT clinic, we've helped many people that suffer from tinnitus, and while there isn't a specific cure for the condition, there are many effective treatment options.
People often describe tinnitus as a "ringing in the ears," but the truth is, those that suffer from it might hear a buzzing, clicking, or whooshing sound (among others). Even if the sounds seem to come and go, it's best to have an ear, nose, and throat specialist examine you and discover what could be causing the tinnitus. Subjective tinnitus, or noises that can be heard only by the patient, are usually linked to hearing loss and damage, and these cases make up a majority of the ones we see in our office. Objective tinnitus, or sounds that are made by the body's circulatory or somatic systems, and can be heard by others, is quite rare.
If you're constantly struggling to focus at work due to noise in your ears, make an appointment at our Town & Country ENT clinic today. Dr. Leonard and the clinic staff will be able to diagnose and explain what is causing your tinnitus, and recommend the best course of treatment.