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Tuning out tinnitus

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Ringing, buzzing, chirping and humming. No, I’m not describing things that fly. These are in fact common descriptions of sounds heard by patients suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus is the subjective (heard by the patient only) perception of sound in the absence of a sound source. Rarely, tinnitus can also be described as objective (heard by others as well).Tinnitus is an incredibly frustrating and distracting symptom caused by a multitude of causes, one that affects some 30 million Americans. Common sources of tinnitus include: Hearing loss as a result of aging and/or genetics. History of exposure to loud sounds (e.g., heavy …Read More >

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