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.
NHS Choices: Tinnitus
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.