Hearing management

21 September 2007

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is characterised by a persistent sound in one ear or both ears.

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Tinnitus is characterised by a persistent sound in one ear or both ears. It's usually a ringing sound, although many people hear a hissing, roaring or clicking. Symptoms can range from severe to only mildly distracting. The sound may be constant or it may come and go, and may vary from quiet to very loud.

According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), the condition can be triggered by damage to the ear caused by excessive noise, as well as wax build-up in the ear. Certain medications, ear or sinus infections, jaw misalignment, cardiovascular disease, and some tumours also may cause tinnitus.

While there is no real cure for tinnitus, symptoms may be reduced depending on what causes it. Regular removal of ear wax can reduce the noise for some patients, and others notice improvement from using a cochlear implant. The implant magnifies surrounding noises, which minimizes the ringing sound.

The ATA recommends talking to a doctor or audiologist about the best treatment options for you.

– (HealthDayNews)

 

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Mr Y. Dayaram comes to you with an international track record as a consulting audiologist. He carries the distinction of being voted the “Stand out Individual in the Industry” in the UK. This Golden Lobe Award was presented to him in October 2011 by the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP), a professional body of audiologists in the UK. He has 13 years of experience under the belt and this runs deep in South Africa and the UK, ranging from private clinical practice to government hospitals and as a consultant audiologists for leading multinational hearing aid manufacturers. He is registered with the Health Professionals Council South Africa and the local professional bodies.

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