What is Tinnitus?

Did you ever experience a buzzing in your ear and think you were hallucinating because there wasn’t a fly or insect in sight?

Well, you’re not crazy at all and chances are, you were experiencing a form and degree of Tinnitus.

Tinnitus, what is it?

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be caused by many things. But it isn’t a disease. It’s a symptom of another health problem. It is also very common to elderly people.

What causes the ringing? Usually it’s from damage to tiny hairs in your inner ear. That changes the signals they send to your brain that control how you hear sound. You might get tinnitus as a normal part of aging, but there are other causes. It could be temporary, or it might last for the rest of your life.

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