Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tinnitus Resources, Facts and Advice

Tinnitus is not itself a disease but a symptom caused by ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear or even injury from loud noises. Tinnitus can also be a side effect of some medications such as aspirin. Tinnitus can affect one or both ears or appear in the head as a ringing noise, high pitched whining, buzzing, hissing or humming. Prevention can be through the use of ear plugs in loud situation, not putting ear buds in your ear and taking regular breaks in noisy environments and reducing the volume from earphones when listening to music etc. Infections that result in the symptoms of tinnitus can often be treated with drops prescribed by your GP, nurse or pharmacist.

Temporary tinnitus can also be the result of common symptom of a cold or flu. It is reported that about 1 in 100 people experience serious problems with long-term tinnitus. Find official sites offering tinnitus resources, information, advice and treatment details listed below.

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An informative website providing a host of information along with product details that may assist and a freephone telephone helpline for more information.

An article by Angus Finlayson offering personal stories of people affected by tinnitus that work or regularly attend music events and concerts.

Official information, facts, diagnosis and treatment details for tinnitus from the NHS with an overview of the condition and a suggestion of when you need to consult your GP.

Comprehensive and official details of what causes tinnitus, tests and details of how it is diagnosed along with a range of useful resources.

A site all about tinnitus (and hyperacusis) retraining therapy (TRT) with details and contacts for their London based centre.

A London based clinic and treatment centre providing services to help reduce the effects of tinnitus. Includes treatment details and case studies along with clinic contacts.

Video and audio clips explaining what tinnitus sounds like as well as full descriptions and prevention tips. Information supplied as part of the National Tinnitus Week in 2018.

Details of the treatments available when seeing a hearing therapist and a brief explanation of the condition involving buzzing, ringing, whistling or pulsing sounds.

Hearing Link UK site explaining the types of tinnitus with definitions, possible causes and an audio sound file hosted by the British Tinnitus Association.