The Art of Hearing

Guide: Tinnitus

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What’s tinnitus?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tinnitus is the name used to describe a noise, often referred to as ‘ringing’, perceived in your head or in one or both ears. It can occur suddenly, or it can gradually build up over time. It could be a symptom of an underlying health issue, and not a condition in itself.

The sound perceived can be different from person to person. 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 and/or pitches.

If you are experiencing tinnitus, you may have noticed that the noise can be steady or pulsating “like a heartbeat”. It might also be consistent or intermittent – with attacks experienced in varying lengths and intensities. [/vc_column_text][/mkdf_elements_holder_item][mkdf_elements_holder_item background_image=”5797″ item_padding=”297px 0″ item_padding_680=”150px 0″ item_padding_681_768=”295px 0″ item_padding_769_1024=”290px 0″ item_padding_1367_1600=”290px 0″ item_padding_1025_1366=”304px 0″][/mkdf_elements_holder_item][/mkdf_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1548657760273{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][mkdf_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”two-columns” switch_to_one_column=”768″ alignment_one_column=””][mkdf_elements_holder_item horizontal_alignment=”center” item_padding=”0px 0px 0px” item_padding_1367_1600=”0 140px 29px 10px” item_padding_1025_1366=”0 28px 30px 14px” item_padding_769_1024=”0px 0px 0 40px” item_padding_681_768=”63px 88px 0 0″ item_padding_680=”71px 0px 0 0px”][vc_single_image image=”5738″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/mkdf_elements_holder_item][mkdf_elements_holder_item item_padding=”0 0 0 0px” item_padding_1367_1600=”0 0 0 123px” item_padding_1025_1366=”0 0 0 27px” item_padding_769_1024=”0 0 0 0″ item_padding_681_768=”0 0 0 0″ item_padding_680=”0 0 0 0″][vc_column_text]

The impact

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Tinnitus can be temporary or ongoing. If you’ve had symptoms for more than six months, it’s likely to be permanent.

While it doesn’t cause hearing loss, its impact can be significant. While in most people, it is just a mild distraction, millions of people suffer from severe tinnitus that negatively affects their lives.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Tinnitus can affect your:

  • overall health
  • quality of life
  • ability to operate at home
  • social well-being and relationships
  • ability to keep working

[/vc_column_text][/mkdf_elements_holder_item][/mkdf_elements_holder][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1552908345012{padding-top: 30px !important;}”]People with mild to severe tinnitus might also commonly experience pain, depression, anxiety, frustration, distress, mood swings, sleep disturbances and poor concentration.
If you think you, or a loved one, might be experiencing tinnitus, it’s important it’s assessed and treated before it has the opportunity to have a significant impact on well being. The next step is simple—book a consultation with an audiologist to find out what’s causing your symptoms.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” disable_background_image=”” content_text_aligment=”center” simple_background_image=”2541″ css=”.vc_custom_1551266824939{margin-top: -10px !important;}”][vc_column][mkdf_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”one-column” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][mkdf_elements_holder_item item_padding=”260px 33% 160px” item_padding_681_768=”260px 20% 150px” item_padding_680=”230px 9% 150px” item_padding_1367_1600=”260px 33% 130px” item_padding_1025_1366=”250px 33% 120px” item_padding_769_1024=”260px 28% 120px”][mkdf_custom_font title_tag=”” font_weight=”400″ font_style=”” text_transform=”” text_decoration=”” text_align=”center” title=”Call us!” font_family=”Pacifico” font_size=”60px” line_height=”70px” color=”#92c24d”][mkdf_section_title type=”standard” position=”” title_tag=”” disable_break_words=”no” enable_separator=”no” title=”(08) 93908811″][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][mkdf_button text=”Contact Us” target=”_self” icon_pack=”” font_weight=”” text_transform=”” link=”https://www.artofhearing.com.au/contact-us/”][/mkdf_elements_holder_item][/mkdf_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row]