Tinnitus is a noise in the ear or head that can affect every aspect of life, including sleep, work and relationships. It can be debilitating and leave people feeling stressed and isolated.
Tinnitus is a symptom of any number of underlying conditions, most commonly hearing loss. You may not have noticed that your hearing has changed as it may have only affected a very small part of your entire frequency range.
Many other underlying conditions can also cause tinnitus which can possibly may be reduced or eliminated with various treatments. Tinnitus, however, can also be permanent. Either way, the good news is that your reaction to tinnitus can be treated and relief can be found. A Tinnitus UK audiologist can assess your tinnitus which may form part of the diagnosis of your condition and they will also be able to help improve how loudly and how often you notice your tinnitus leading to better quality sleep and relationships, etc. The good news is that tinnitus can be treated in almost all cases.