Tinnitus – Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the ears is a symptom of Tinnitus. It can be frustrating for patients and could mean there’s hearing loss. CNC Hearing’s Sarah McGuire explains in this video.

You can pronounce it two ways. And either way is correct. “Tin-eye-tus” or “Tinnitis.” Tinnitus means ringing. Some people described it as crickets. The most common reason people get ringing in the ears is that they’ve got hearing loss. Your brain is designed to receive input from your ears. And when it doesn’t, it makes up its own sound. That’s what the ringing is. It tends to bother people more when it’s quiet so when you’re trying to sleep at night that’s when it seems to bother people the most.

If you suffer from ringing in the ears, call CNC Hearing & Balance Center for an evaluation: 504-934-8320.

Family conversing at dinner. March 3 is World Hearing Day.