What is the ringing in my ears?


Tinnitus, often described as ringing, whistling, hissing or roaring, is a noise or sound heard in the ears and/or head with no apparent external cause or source. Most people have had tinnitus at some point in their life – think of the ringing in your ears after a loud concert. For some, it’s a mild annoyance, but for those with persistent tinnitus, the sounds can interfere with daily life.

Individuals who experience tinnitus should be evaluated by a qualified Hearing Care Professional to rule out a medical cause and decide on a course of treatment. Often, tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss. Tinnitus is a symptom and is not curable, but your local Hearing Care Professional and physician can help you develop a plan to manage its impact. A good place to start is to come in for a free hearing test.

Connect Hearing is the largest network of registered Audiologists and professional Hearing Instrument Practitioners in Canada. For over 40 years, in communities across the country, we’ve helped more than 350,000 people stay connected to the sounds they enjoy most. If you, a loved one, or a friend has questions about hearing, please contact us today for a complimentary hearing test with a Connect Hearing professional. We’re here to help.

Want to learn more about Tinnitus in particular? Visit our website at www.connecthearing.ca/tinnitus.

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Samantha Payne