While perceived in the ear, Tinnitus actually occurs in the brain. Many people experience TINNITUS (TIN-a-tus or Tin-EYE-tus) as a ringing, buzzing, humming, whistling or ocean like sound. Although it is commonly described as 'ringing in the ears', the variety of sounds and combinations that people experience can range from bothersome to one that dramatically impacts their day-to-day lives.
Hearing is a very personal experience. No one hears the same way you do. The way your brain interprets sound depends on many complex personal preferences. When you are looking for a hearing solution, there is much more to it than simply making sounds louder. The audiologists at Advanced Hearing Aid Center will personalize your hearing experience based on your individual hearing needs and preferences.
What Causes Tinnitus?There are various causes for tinnitus, including exposure to loud sounds, earwax blockage and reaction to medications. Hair cells in the inner ear help transform sound waves into electrical signals that then travel to the brain. Experts suspect that tinnitus is the brain trying to adapt to a loss of hair cells in the inner ear. The brain misinterprets the reduced signals from the ear, resulting in a perception of sound (tinnitus).
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