Tinnitus is a hearing condition characterized by a ringing noise originating in the patient’s ear. Adults over the age of 65 and those with age related hearing loss are most likely to suffer from tinnitus, although the condition also develops in those who have been exposed to loud noises for extended periods of time. These are the most common causes, however tinnitus can also be a symptom of a variety of health conditions including stress, depression, and injuries to the head and neck. Those suffering from tinnitus are urged to consult an audiologist for evaluation, management and treatment.
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