Over 48 Million Americans suffer
from some form of hearing loss
What Causes Tinnitus
You might be surprised to learn that Tinnitus is often a symptom of your brain working overtime. Your ears might be ringing due to:
- A physical or even emotional condition, especially stress
- An underlying hearing loss condition that is a result of persistent frequently occurring Tinnitus
- An issue in the middle ear such as wax build up or fluid
- Underlying hearing loss
- Certain medication
Tinnitus due to hearing loss is thought to occur when your mind is trying to make up the difference for a reduced ability to hear. Your brain tries to compensate for reduced hearing capacity by turning up the volume in other ways. This is a subtle process, a bit like the static or hissing noise made by a stereo system when electrical feedback is coming through the wires to the speakers. If the feedback gets too loud, it can overwhelm your ability to concentrate.
For any hearing concerns, Tinnitus or otherwise, it’s imperative you visit your doctor or local hearing healthcare professional to determine any physical or emotional factors that could be contributing to your condition. At HearingPlanet, we know the providers in your area and can direct you to the right one.