What Is Tinnitus

Tinnitus is an awareness of sound in the ears or head which is not from an external source. There are many different types of tinnitus sounds, including a hiss, whistle, whirr, ring or a buzzing noise.

What Is Tinnitus?

At one point or another, you may have experienced a ringing noise in your ears. For example, sometimes people find that their ears are ringing after a car accident or a concert. Whether your symptoms swiftly fade away or linger for months, you are suffering from a condition known as tinnitus. What is tinnitus? Quite simply, it is a condition characterized by the hearing of sound when no external sound is present, and it typically takes the form of ringing or buzzing in the ears. If you believe that you suffer from tinnitus, contact Rocky Mountain Audiology. Our audiologists can determine the cause of your condition and help you pursue an effective form of treatment.

All About Tinnitus

It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans (about 15 percent of the general public) suffer from the audiological and neurological condition known as tinnitus. So what is tinnitus exactly? As mentioned briefly above, tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external noise is actually present. This sound can be described as:

  • Ringing
  • Hissing
  • Humming
  • Buzzing
  • Whooshing
  • Roaring
  • Pulsing
  • Or Ocean Waves

Tinnitus Symptoms

The symptoms for tinnitus vary widely, but most people with tinnitus characterize the sounds they perceive in one of three ways: tonal (a nearly continuous sound with well-defined frequencies), pulsatile (pulsing sounds, which often correlate to the heartbeat), or musical (music or singing, sometimes on a continuous loop).

How Tinnitus Affects Those With It

Tinnitus can significantly impact the life of the person suffering from it. Many of those with tinnitus find it hard to sleep or concentrate, and some report that the condition disrupts their ability to work and socialize. This can ultimately cause depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, and pain. In addition, lost earnings and health expenses can make tinnitus a financially troubling condition.

Are you experiencing Tinnitus? We can help!

If you are living with tinnitus, contact Rocky Mountain Audiology. We are tinnitus experts with the experience to bring about the best possible outcome and help with your tinnitus treatment.

To learn more about us, please browse our website or call our Edwards, Colorado location at (970) 926-6660 or our Glenwood Springs location at (970) 945-7575. Or, Schedule an Appointment to meet with one of our tinnitus specialists.