About Tinnitus and West Long Branch Speech and Hearing Center - New Jersey

Tinnitus is the medical term for a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. The noise can be frequent or continuous, but it is always there, and can vary in intensity. The noises are heard easily when in a quiet area, or when there is no background noise.
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While many people suffer from this very common condition, some cases are more severe, and cause distress or other psychological conditions.

What causes tinnitus?

The most common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to high decibel noise. Those who work in professions that do not take the proper precautions to protect their ears are most at risk. Construction workers, airport employees, or concert techs are some examples of professions that could be at higher risk of tinnitus. The noise can damage the cochlea, which is a spiral shaped organ in the inner ear. This type of damage is permanent, which is the source of the constant buzzing or ringing.

Do you suffer from tinnitus?

Other conditions can lead to tinnitus as well, such as a head injury, or various bodily diseases. If you think you need help with this problem, contact the professionals at West Long Branch Speech and Hearing Center and schedule an examination today.