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Why Are My Ears Always Ringing?

In Blog, Expert Information, Tinnitus by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Although an estimated 15 to 20 percent of Americans experience persistent ringing in their ears – called tinnitus – it is still vastly misunderstood. In fact, many people don’t even know it exists! What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the term for the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound. That is, hearing a ringing sound, when there …

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Six Common Myths about Tinnitus and the Facts Behind Them

In Blog, Expert Information, Tinnitus by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Despite the fact that over 50 million Americans are suffering with tinnitus, it is still vastly misunderstood. In fact, many people don’t even know that it exists. Tinnitus is the perception of sound where there is no sound. For many who suffer with tinnitus, it is characterized by a persistent ringing sound, but it can often present as buzzing, hissing, whistling, …