I’m New — Ear Specialist Said My Tinnitus Is from Hearing Loss — Is This for Real?

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    1. Rinda miller

      Rinda miller Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss
      Hi, My name is Rinda and I have been suffering with tinnitus for almost a year. Went to an ear specialist and he said it’s from hearing loss and I just have to live with it. Is this for real? Can anyone suggest anything that will help with this insane ringing? Thanks.
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      HI @Rinda miller

      Hearing loss can cause tinnitus and usually it can be treated so the tinnitus becomes less noticeable. In some cases the noise can reduce to a very low level that it doesn't bother you. If it's definitely hearing loss that has caused the tinnitus, then you should be referred to an Audiologist to be fitted with one or two hearing aids. Over time the hearing aid will increase the level of sound to your auditory system and brain, allowing your brain to reduce the tinnitus.

      Your tinnitus could also be "Noise induced" which is the most common cause. Usually listening to music through headphones at high volume levels or going to places such as clubs or concerts. In this case a referral to an Audiologist or Hearing Therapist for treatment with noise induced tinnitus can be helpful. Various treatments can help but this will depend on what treatments you will have access to?

      Please click on the link below and read my article: Tinnitus, A Personal View. It explains the treatments, causes and coping methods for tinnitus.

      All the best


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