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What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing, buzzing, hissing and various other sounds in 1 or both ears that are not coming from an external source. Tinnitus is common and affects 1 in 5 people. For some it can occur constantly throughout the day, whereas for others it is intermittent.

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What are the causes?

Some common causes of tinnitus include:

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Earwax blockage
  • Ear bone changes.
  • TMJ disorders
  • Head injuries or neck injuries
  • Ototoxic Drugs

Anyone can experience tinnitus, but these factors may increase your risk:

  • Loud noise exposure
  • As you age, the number of functioning nerve fibers in your ears declines, possibly causing hearing problems often associated with tinnitus.
  • Men are more likely to experience tinnitus.
  • Smokers have a higher risk of developing tinnitus.
  • Cardiovascular problems

How does tinnitus affect you?

Tinnitus can significantly affect your quality of life. It can affect your relationships with family and friends, as well as how you function at work. People suffering from tinnitus can also suffer from:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Sleep problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety and irritability

Treatments for Tinnitus

There are several treatments available that by themselves or combined can help with your tinnitus such as:

  • Hearing aids with a tinnitus management program
  • Sound Options Therapy
  • Tinnitus Maskers
  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

For more information or to book a consultation appointment, call (905) 956-1533.


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