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Have you ever heard a high-pitched ringing sound in your ear? This common sensation is called tinnitus. Tinnitus has also been described as a buzzing, roaring, humming, or a hissing sound that occurs occasionally or consistently. While most of us have experienced tinnitus at some point in our lives, for some people, the sound is so persistent that it interferes with their quality of life.

Tinnitus has no known cause, although it is frequently a symptom of a larger medical issue such as:

  • Hearing loss
  • Inner ear cell damage
  • Excess ear wax built up inside the ear
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • A side effect of medication you are taking

If your tinnitus is linked to a hearing condition, your Ogden Clinic audiologist can treat the underlying causes to remediate your symptoms.

Is tinnitus linked to hearing loss?

Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently coexist and the use of hearing aids can reduce tinnitus symptoms in many people. The better you hear, the less you tend to notice your tinnitus. The first step for tinnitus sufferers is to meet with an Ogden Clinic hearing professional. Our audiologists want to help you gain control of your tinnitus rather than letting it burden your life. And while there is no cure for tinnitus, having a better understanding of how to manage it helps thousands of people feel better and live fuller lives.

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