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Tinnitus is most commonly referred to as ‘ringing in the ears’ and can be defined as the conscious experience of noise with no apparent external source. Experiences of tinnitus are very common across all age groups (especially following exposure to loud noise).
Tinnitus can vary in the way it sounds, its severity, as well as its annoyance. Ringing, chirping, or even clicking sounds may occur a few times a month or many times in one day; for a few moments or hours; or can even be constant. For some individuals, tinnitus may also have a pulsating or repetitive pattern. Mild tinnitus is common - about 10 per cent of the population have it all the time and, in up to one per cent of adults, this may affect the quality of their life.
Tinnitus can be an involved and individual issue to manage and no ‘magic wand’ treatment exists. There are however many treatment options available to help you understand your tinnitus better and provide relief. Your GP or hearing healthcare professional may discuss one of the following:
These can include:
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