Millions of people around the world have some form of tinnitus, ranging from mild to severe. Some of us may have experienced ringing in the ears for a short period after seeing a live band or going to a rock concert. Everybody’s tinnitus noise is individual to them, and it is like hearing a ringing, buzzing, whistling, roaring, humming, hissing, whistling, chirping or clicking sound. The noise can be intermittent or constant, with single or multiple tones. It can be subtle or at a life-shattering level.

Severe cases of tinnitus are caused by continual exposure to loud noise and may cause permanent damage to the ear drum. There is no miracle cure for tinnitus and it is extremely difficult to treat.

To protect your ear drums, wear ear plugs if you are going to be exposed to loud noise. If you think you have tinnitus, see your doctor and have your hearing checked, and get as much rest and relaxation as possible as stress and fatigue worsens tinnitus. If tinnitus is troubling you, take action now.

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