Tinnitus is a common condition that accompanies hearing loss. Approximately 90% of hearing loss cases includes tinnitus. Tinnitus is a ringing of the ear – or the phenomenon of experiencing sound where there is no external stimulus. Tinnitus may be temporary or chronic. Depending on the case, tinnitus may impede one’s daily activities and well-being, and it has been known to increase levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. It may interfere with workplace productivity and healthy sleep patterns.
Our audiologists at South Coast are trained to address tinnitus, and we can offer tinnitus treatment therapies. If your tinnitus is indicative of greater medical problems, we will identify and recommend solutions.