WHAT IS TINNITUS?


WHERE DOES THAT NOISE IN MY EARS COME FROM?
You probably have tinnitus, which is not a disease, but a symptom arising from a range of underlying causes. What you’re hearing is sounds generated by your nervous system, or by your brain.

When you have hearing loss, your brain sometimes overcompensates by creating its own ‘background noise.’ Most people suffering from tinnitus have some form of associated hearing loss with the nerves involved in hearing. Some forms of tinnitus can also be related to muscle movements near the ear, or problems with blood flow in the face or neck. On its own, however, tinnitus is not a sign of a serious medical problem.



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