What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is typically experienced as a hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring or ringing in one or both ears that only you can hear. For some people, it has a huge impact on daily life, causing stress, anxiety, anger and disturbed sleep. Surprisingly common, Tinnitus affects over 207,000 people in the New Zealand population over the age of 141. We can help you take control and manage the symptoms of tinnitus.
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The severity and regularity differs from each individual who suffer from tinnitus. The symptoms of tinnitus vary from one person to another, ranging from temporary to persistent, mildly irritating or very disturbing. About 80% of people with tinnitus may also have some degree of hearing loss without being aware of it2. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus, however there is a form of relief for those who are affected by tinnitus. Our hearing healthcare professionals are here to help and can recommend different techniques to help relieve this nuisance.