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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: ringring | 2006/11/02

Q.

Ringing ears

I keep hearing ringing in my ears. nearly every day I haveat least one especially instens ringing sensation in my ears, however I dont understand where it keeps coming from. I very very very rarely expose myself to loud noise and i treat my ears well. Why might I be havin this problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Ringing

The ringing that you are hearing is what we call Tinnitus and there are several possible reasons for it. The important thing is to try and find out what is causing it. Things like bloodpressure, smoking, drinking, noise exposure, certain deseases, certain medications, menstruation, certain vitamin deficiencies, aging of the hearing system, acoustic trauma, specific food, caffiene etc. can cause or make tinnitus worse. I would recommend that you start with a general check-up and then if that all checks out, to have your hearing evaluated and discuss the tinnitus with your audiologist. Please let me know if you don't know of an audiologist in your area and i will gladly refer you (izabelle@widex.co.za)

Please let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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