Can you hear sounds that others say aren't there? Do your ears whistle, ring, hum, hiss or throb without any reason? One in two people experiences noises in their ears at least once in their lifetime, with one in five people developing chronic tinnitus. The problem is that these sounds seem very real to those affected but cannot be heard by those around them.
What is tinnitus? Will it go away on its own? Can it be cured? Do you have to learn to live with it? You can find answers and helpful tips below!
Tinnitus can present itself in many different forms and your experience may be very different to another’s. It can be perceived in one ear or both and may appear in passing phases, in save-like intervals or may be continuous. Tinnitus may sound like: