The most common misconception about tinnitus is that people believe it’s a condition all on its own, when in fact, it’s actually a symptom that could be related to an array of underlying health issues.
Have you ever sat in a silent room and suddenly heard a ringing sound? You checked to see if it was your phone or a timer going off, but after searching around you just couldn’t seem to find out where the sound was coming from. If this narrative sounds familiar, you may have what is called “tinnitus.” This very common symptom is defined as the subjective perception of sound in the absence of external sound.
The most common misconception about tinnitus is that people believe it’s a condition all on its own, when in fact it’s actually a symptom that could be related to an array of underlying health issues. Some of the most common conditions tinnitus is associated with are: hearing loss, Meniere’s disease, hyperacusis, ear wax/infections and vestibular diseases.
There are many different perceptions of sound that someone may experience, besides ringing. Due to the fact that every case is unique, some may hear buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking. Florida E.N.T. & Allergy understands how frustrating these noises can be, which is why their Doctors of Audiology provide an array of options to significantly reduce tinnitus perception.
Millions of Americans experience tinnitus, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. So common that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 15 percent of the general public (over 50 million Americans) are affected by some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with chronic tinnitus, while 2 million people have extreme and debilitating cases. It is incredibly important to take action as soon as you begin to hear any kind of suspicious sounds.
Trying to gain a full understanding of any condition can be overwhelming, and sometimes complicated. For this reason, Florida E.N.T. & Allergy hosts Tinnitus Seminars to provide you with the opportunity to meet others experiencing tinnitus and to learn more about the options available. If this is something that you may be interested in, you can reserve your spot at their next seminar! To sign up, or for additional details, please call 813-879-8045.
Don’t let tinnitus continue to be a distraction. With a variety of options to choose from, you can finally get back to doing the things you love in peace.
The physicians of Florida E.N.T. & Allergy have served the Tampa Bay community for over 40 years. Their board certified physicians and doctors of audiology have completed extensive education and clinical training as well as specialized training in their area(s) of expertise. From pediatric allergies to fitting hearing aids, their caring and experienced providers specialize in ear, nose and throat care for the entire family using comprehensive, cutting edge technologies.