Do Your Ears Ring?
You are not alone! Up to 18% of people are affected by tinnitus (the fancy word for ringing in the ears).
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear that does not come from outside the body.
This can occur all by itself, or it can occur with hearing loss. Ringing in the ears can occur from an aspirin overdose or even blood pressure being too high!
Often tinnitus can occur so gradually that you are unaware that it is becoming louder. Ringing can cause sleep disruption, an inability to concentrate, and depression.
There is NO clinically proven treatment for ringing of the ears. The treatments with unknown effectiveness are as follows…
- electromagnetic stimulation,
- ginkgo biloba,
- hearing aids,
- tinnitus masking devices,
- tinnitus retraining therapy.