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What Is Tinnitus?

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Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears which generally can only be heard by the affected individual. It has also been described as whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; however, most sufferers experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The effects range from a slight annoyance to a severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. In fact, tinnitus is the #1 complaint from United States Veterans and grows at 18% per year. Causes of tinnitus are varied and the condition is typically accompanied by hearing loss. A tinnitus evaluation will suggest possible causes and the most appropriate treatment solution.

The ENT Center, AMC professionals are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case by case basis. If you are bothered by noises in your ears, please schedule an appointment to evaluate for possible causes and discuss treatment solutions today.