How do I know if I have Tinnitus?
You might experience tinnitus in two ears or just one. For some people these sounds are a constant presence in their ears and for others they come and go. Either way, it can be incredibly annoying.
Tinnitus isn’t just one specific sound or pitch. People experience a whole range of noises including:
- Music or singing
- Beat which matches your pulse/heartbeat- this particular sound can indicate a more serious health issue and you should seek medical advice promptly.
The quieter your environment, the more obvious (and more annoying) the sound will be. Furthermore, the more you focus on the noise the louder it can seem. As a result, falling asleep or spending much time in silence can be quite difficult for those who experience tinnitus.
Tinnitus can lead to a general increase in hearing sensitivity. For some people, a sound level that it is completely normal for other people can seem far too loud to them.
Temporary tinnitus is actually quite common, with people frequently experiencing it after a loud concert or night out. However, for others it is a more permanent and persistent issue. If you fall into the latter category we would recommend that you seek advice from our highly experienced advisors. My Hearing will provide you with the tools to manage your tinnitus and live as normal a life as possible.