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Tinnitus and ringing in the ears
Understanding your tinnitus
  • An estimated 50 million Americans experience tinnitus (persistent ringing, buzzing or roaring in one or both ears).¹
  • 90% of those with tinnitus also have some type of hearing loss.²
  • Roughly 10% of the U.S. adult population, or about 25 million Americans, has experienced tinnitus lasting at least five minutes in the past year.²

¹Hearing Loss Association of America
²Hearing Health Foundation

Beltone professionals discussing how to understand tinnitus
Beltone Tinnitus Calmer app
Distract your brain from focusing on your tinnitus with the help of Beltone's Tinnitus Calmer app. Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the app offers a combination of Sound Therapy and relaxing exercises which can help provide relief from tinnitus.
Tinnitus & ringing in ears: Tinnitus management app - Beltone Tinnitus Clamer app
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the name for the perception of a ringing, buzzing, hissing, clicking or chirping sound in the ears when these sounds are not present in the environment. 

As you notice the tinnitus sound and start paying attention to it, a strong negative emotional response can be triggered. 

A vicious cycle is created where you pay even more attention to the tinnitus and your brain loses its ability to filter out the irrelevant noise before it reaches your consciousness.

Tinnitus & ringing in ears - Tinnitus & ringing in ears - what is tinnitus, how common is it, and how to help it?
How common is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is essentially heard by most people at some point in their lives, even those with normal hearing. There are many causes for tinnitus: it can be a byproduct of loud noise exposure, such as a rock concert or a night out at a club, disappearing after a few hours or the morning after. It can also happen spontaneously without any reason, and then disappear as suddenly as it began. Many professionals believe this is just a function of the normal hearing system.
Tinnitus & ringing in ears - what is tinnitus, how common is it, and how to help it?
Want to know more about the ear?
Do you have additional questions about the ear anatomy?  Would you like to know more about hearing loss, or get a free hearing screening to assess your level of hearing loss?  A Beltone hearing care professional can help!
What Causes Tinnitus?
The causes of tinnitus are varied and difficult to pin down.  In the vast majority of cases, however, tinnitus is not related to any serious physical condition. 
Tinnitus symptoms
Tinnitus symptoms can vary in the way it sounds, its severity, as well as its annoyance. 
Tinnitus relief

Tinnitus: causes, types, and treatment.