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If you are bothered by a humming or buzzing in your ear, you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus is characterized by a noise or ringing in the ears and can be quite bothersome for those who suffer from it. You may hear ringing, clicking, or buzzing, although no other sounds are present. At Advanced Hearing Services, Susan will perform a tinnitus test for you to assess your hearing health and provide you with the solutions you need to treat your tinnitus.


Commonly mistaken as a condition itself, tinnitus is actually a symptom of an underlying problem that may include ear injury, hearing loss, or a circulatory system disorder. Though not usually serious, tinnitus can get worse with age and can be quite bothersome to those who suffer from it.

There are two types of tinnitus, subjective and objective. Subjective tinnitus is tinnitus only you can hear, and is the most common. It can be caused by problems in your inner, outer, or middle ear, or your auditory nerves or auditory pathways. Objective tinnitus is tinnitus your doctor can also hear during an exam. This type may be due to a middle ear bone condition, muscle contractions, or a blood vessel problem.

If you occasionally or frequently hear a buzzing, ringing, or humming in your ear, you may have tinnitus.


There can be many causes of tinnitus and different health conditions that may cause your tinnitus to worsen. Some of the causes include:

  • Inner ear cell damage
  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Loud noise exposure
  • Earwax
  • Changes in your ear bone
  • TMJ
  • Head or neck injuries
  • Blood vessel disorders
  • Certain medications


In addition to the buzzing, ringing, or humming sounds you may hear when no other sounds are present, other noises may be present. These include sounds of roaring, hissing, or clicking, and all of these sounds can range in pitch and frequency.


There is no cure for tinnitus; however, your symptoms can be easily managed and solutions found. After your tinnitus test, Susan will determine the best course of treatment to help you manage your symptoms. Some of these options are outlined below.

  • Hearing aids:Should you opt to use a hearing aid, Susan will assist you in selecting the best hearing aid device for your tinnitus.
  • Combination devices (hearing aids with tinnitus sound support): Oticon Opn can provide tinnitus sound support within their hearing aids. This function provides customizable tinnitus relief sounds ranging from broadband tones to natural, ocean, or nature sounds.
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy: Susan can offer you different techniques to manage your tinnitus. Prevention, such as using hearing protection when exposed to loud sounds, is important, as is awareness using headphones, and taking care of your overall cardiovascular health to prevent tinnitus that may be linked to blood vessel disorders.

Find a solution to your tinnitus; get in touch with us today!


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Kristy Brown
18:36 07 Jul 17
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