Tinnitus – Patient Information
The name TINNITUS is derived from the latin verb ‘tinnire’ meaning to ring but in fact can be perceived in many forms such as a hiss, a buzz, clicking, music, a pulsating and a whistle to name just a few. It is the perception of sound, by an individual in the absence of any obvious, related, external sound source.
Most people at some point in their lives will have experienced even a brief perception of ‘ringing in the ears’ and many attendees of live music events will describe, post event, a perception of tinnitus that usually settles overnight.
If however you are part of the 10% of the population that perceives tinnitus regularly – for longer than 5 minutes and would like more information about the condition or the approximately 1% of the population that finds their tinnitus troublesome to the point that it affects their daily lives, then please get in touch for an appointment to help you improve your management of this condition.