According to the American Tinnitus Association, nearly 50 million Americans suffer with tinnitus.

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no sound is actual present.

While tinnitus is referred to as "ringing in the ears" it can take the form of many different sounds:

  • Ringing

  • Buzzing

  • Roaring

  • Grinding

  • Crickets

  • Clicking

  • Wind

  • Stream

  • Hissing

  • Swooshing

  • Whistling

Some of the primary causes of tinnitus include

  • Hearing loss

    • Exposure to loud noise

    • Head Trauma

    • Ototoxic drugs

    • Age

  • Medications

  • Infection diseases

  • Neurologic injuries/disease

  • Dental disorder

Tinnitus can impact your life in many ways (work and personal) and can be associated the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Irritation

  • Stress

  • Mental health problems

  • Headaches

  • Memory and focus problems


Tinnitus can not be cured; however, there are some treatments available to make it less noticeable depending on the underlying cause: wax removal due to wax build-up, talking to your primary doctor about changing medications, and/or tinnitus therapy.

Tinnitus therapy

Also, known as sound therapy, aids in reducing the presence of tinnitus by giving the brain something else to focus on instead of your tinnitus; thus redirecting your focus.