Tinnitus & ringing
in the ears
Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sounds, such as ringing in your ears, buzzing or hissing.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sounds, such as ringing in your ears, buzzing or hissing, when these sounds are not present in the environment. Although the tinnitus sounds can be perceived as quite loud, objective measurements show that they are often fainter than the sound of a leaf falling to the ground.
As you notice the tinnitus sound and start paying attention to it, a strong negative emotional response can be triggered.
A vicious cycle is created where you pay even more attention to the tinnitus, and your brain loses its ability to filter out the irrelevant noise before it reaches your consciousness.
Understanding your tinnitus
How common is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is essentially heard by most people at some point in their lives, even those with normal hearing. There are many causes for tinnitus: it can be a by-product of loud noise exposure, such as a rock concert or a night out at a club, disappearing after a few hours or the morning after. It can also happen spontaneously without any reason, and then disappear as suddenly as it began. Many professionals believe this is just a function of the normal hearing system.
Beltone Tinnitus App
Download the Beltone Tinnitus Calmer app
Distract your brain from focusing on your tinnitus with the help of Beltone’s Tinnitus Calmer app. Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the app offers a combination of Sound Therapy and relaxing exercises which can help provide relief from tinnitus.
Book a Hearing Test
Ready to take the first step toward better hearing? Visit your local Beltone office and get a complimentary hearing consultation with one of our hearing care professionals.