Around 6 million people in UK (almost 10% of the population) suffer from hearing sounds that are coming from inside the body rather than from outside, that is, tinnitus. Tinnitus sounds can be buzzing, ringing, hissing, grinding, whistling etc. Most people hear these sounds in both ears but some will hear it only on one side.
Some professionals will, unfortunately, advise people that nothing can be done about tinnitus and that there is no cure. This is far from truth. There are plenty of management options that can be used to manage tinnitus and reduce tinnitus related anxiety and stress. Sometime tinnitus is a result of earwax, hearing loss or middle ear disorders (glue ear, otoscelerosis etc), which are treatable conditions.
There are a number of evidence based management options that can help immensely. This includes sound therapy, counseling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, tinnitus retraining therapy, relaxation therapy, sleep hygiene etc. There is a lot of useful information on tinnitus on the website of British Tinnitus Association www.tinnitus.org.uk/
If you hear bodily noises in your ear, contact us today for expert advice, assessment and management. P: 0330 2233 453; E: firstname.lastname@example.org