Have you ever heard a whooshing, roaring, clicking, buzzing or ringing in your ears, but couldn’t find a real life source for the sound? Is it a creature in the walls, or a passing airplane?
If you have found yourself investigating a noise that nobody else can hear, it could well be that your brain is producing it inside your head. In fact, a small number of people actually hear music that isn’t being played (this is called an auditory hallucination). Hearing internal noises with no external source, including these hallucinations, is called tinnitus.
For some people, it can come and go at unusual times causing mild frustration, but for others it is a constant irritation that is negatively impacting their life. The sounds can affect your sleep patterns, which can spark a host of other health issues.
Tinnitus can appear as a result of exposure to loud noises, high/low blood pressure, nerve damage, head or neck injuries, wax build-up, jaw misalignment, thyroid issues, certain medications and more. With all the possible causes, it is easy to understand why it is such a common issue in America.
Believe it or not, these noises are not actually coming from your inner ear, as many people suspect: they have actually been found to come from the brain. Here at Celestial Hearing Solutions, our specialists are able to offer a number of different choices when it comes to working with tinnitus.
We believe one of the most effective solutions to the problem is to fit a hearing aid.
Modern models of hearing aid are able to combat the issue effectively by creating a competing noise that actually masks the tinnitus, so its effects may be reduced and you are able to get on with your life.
If you believe you might be suffering from Tinnitus, contact us today to book a hearing assessment and we can put you on the right path to a happier hearing life.
Paula C. Rogers, BC-HIS is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and has been helping people to restore and care for their hearing health for over 30 years. You’ll experience the warmth and loving care of Paula and her team who will become your hearing care partners for life at their Las Cruces Hearing Center.