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How Do I Know if I have Tinnitus?

You’ve just settled into bed after a long day at work and you find yourself trying to tune out the buzzing noise you hear in your ears. Does this sound familiar? If so, you may have subjective tinnitus. This kind of tinnitus, which accounts for 95% of tinnitus cases, is the sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present.

how do i know if i have tinnitus
Posted 06-28-2016 by Amy Duvall

People with tinnitus often describe hearing the following sounds:

  • Ringing
  • Hissing
  • Clicking
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
Those with tinnitus may also experience:
  • Hearing those sounds mentioned above all the time, or come and go, as they’re trying to fall asleep, for instance.
  • The noise varying in pitch all the way up to a high squeal in some cases.
Tinnitus is a symptom in over 80 percent of individuals with sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by nerve and/or hair cell damage.

To check out our Beltone Tinnitus Calmer app, click here