Tinnitus Specialists in Perth
Are you or a loved one experiencing “ringing in the ears”?
It could be tinnitus, a condition that affects nearly 2 million Australians.
Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. It’s an underlying health issue that causes the noise perceived in your head or in one or both ears. It can occur suddenly or it gradually build up over time.
The sound is different for different people and also varies in pitch. Some patients describe it as ringing in the ears. Others experience a hiss, whistle, buzz, click, hum, roar, screech or shriek. It can also be a combination of noises.
As you may have noticed in your case, the noise can be steady or pulsating “like the heartbeat,” as some patients told us – and it’s either continuous or intermittent.
The impact of tinnitus
Your tinnitus can be temporary or ongoing. If you’ve had your tinnitus for more than six months, it’s likely permanent. Although it hasn’t yet hampered your life, eventually it could become a burden.
While tinnitus doesn’t cause hearing loss, its impact can indeed be that significant. While in most people, tinnitus is just a mild distraction, millions of people suffer from severe tinnitus that negatively affects their lives.
Tinnitus can affect your:
- overall health
- quality of life
- ability to operate at home
- social well-being and relationships
- ability to keep working
People with mild to severe tinnitus often complain of pain, depression, anxiety, frustration, distress, mood swings, sleep disturbances and poor concentration.
If you’re hearing noises in your head or ears and already noticing these symptoms, please take them seriously. Your next step is simple – just book a consultation with an audiologist to find out what’s causing the tinnitus.