Tinnitus

Tinnitus refers to the perception of hearing a specific sound in one or both ears. This sound is most commonly described as a buzzing, ringing, clicking, or hissing noise. According to the Hearing Health Foundation (HHF), 25 million adults reported experiencing tinnitus for five or more minutes in the past year. Additionally, an estimated 16 million people seek medical attention for tinnitus annually. 

Tinnitus can be experienced mildly too profoundly which can take a toll on sleep and daily wellness. It is not a condition itself but a symptom of an underlying health issue. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss, a pervasive chronic medical condition that results in a reduced ability to absorb and process sound. Schedule your tinnitus consultation with us in Dover, NH.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Several factors can contribute to the development of tinnitus. Common causes include:


In addition to being unpleasant, tinnitus can take a toll on daily life by preventing sleep, contributing to or exacerbating sleep disorders, producing serious fatigue etc. It is important to have your hearing evaluated to determine if that is the underlying cause.
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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

In addition to addressing any hearing loss that could be the cause of tinnitus, there are useful tips you can practice to alleviate tinnitus including:

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