Our Toronto based Tinnitus specialists are ready to help you to manage your condition. Call 416-364-2264 to book your appointment today. Tinnitus is an invisible yet highly frustrating hearing disorder which can present itself through many forms, from ringing in the ear, to hissing, buzzing, and even the sound of crickets. Most individuals have experienced short periods of mild Tinnitus during their lives, but for many individuals these distracting sounds can be on-going, and even permanent.
How Do I know If I Have Tinnitus?
Clicking: Muscle contractions in and around your ear can cause sharp clicking sounds that you hear in bursts. They may last from several seconds to a few minutes.
Rushing or humming: These sounds are usually vascular in origin, most noticeable when you exercise, or move from one position to another.
Heartbeat: High blood pressure, an aneurysm, tumor or blockage of the ear canal or eustachian tube can amplify the sound of your heartbeat within your ears.
Low-pitched ringing: A low-pitched ringing in one ear can be caused by a number of issues including Meniere’s disease. Tinnitus may become very loud before an attack of vertigo — a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving.
High-pitched ringing: Exposure to a loud noise or a blow to the ear can cause a high-pitched ringing or buzzing that usually goes away after a short period of time. However, if hearing loss is also being experienced, your Tinnitus could be permanent. However, exposure to extremely loud noises, age-related hearing loss, and medications can sometimes be the cause of a continuous high-pitched ringing in both ears.
Other sounds: Stiff inner ear bones (otosclerosis) can cause a low-pitched Tinnitus, which may be continuous, or may start and stop. Earwax, foreign bodies and hairs within the ear canal can also rub against the eardrum, causing a variety of distracting sounds.
How Can I Treat My Tinnitus?
Many cases of Tinnitus cannot be 100% cured. However, many individuals experience great relief from a specialized hearing aid which is setup to mask the distracting sound, offering a viable solution which can significantly ease your condition and make your Tinnitus manageable. Once your Tinnitus has been fully evaluated by our audiologists, the most suitable treatment option will be provided.
Don’t let Tinnitus get the better of you, call 416-364-2264 to schedule your appointment today.