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Tinnitus: The Annoying Ringing Or Buzzing In Your Ear!

Have you ever heard a strange buzzing or ringing in your ear that went away after a few seconds? What is that strange occurrence called?


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If you have chronic tinnitus it can make relaxing and sleeping nearly impossible, which can lead to a range of stress related health problems.

It’s not uncommon, now and again, to hear a ringing or buzzing in the ear. The condition is called tinnitus, and it can be caused by a number of things such as ear infections, allergies and even as a medication side effect.


For most people, tinnitus is temporary. But for some, it’s a chronic, debilitating condition. Tinnitus caused by noise induced hearing loss is particularly difficult. When hearing is damaged, the brain sometimes compensates by creating its own noise, so to speak. But the problem is that the noise can take the form of a high decibel whistle, or static.

A Health Concern?

At its worst, chronic tinnitus can make relaxing and sleeping nearly impossible, which can lead to a range of stress related health problems.

Now, there’s no cure for tinnitus, but there are some good treatments. In fact, in recent years audiologists have come up with some ingenious therapies.

One of these involves using music to trick the brain into muting or at least lowering the volume on tinnitus.

Here’s How It Works…

Basically, the audiologist embeds musical tracks with a frequency specially designed to mask and cancel out the patient’s tinnitus. The patient then listens to the music for a few hours every day. And over several months, the frequency in the music causes the brain’s audio cells to rewire themselves in a way that makes the tinnitus less audible.

So the ringing is technically still there, but over time it fades.

Read More: Tinnitus (MedicineNet)

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  • Rick

    I have been hear some great things about this sound therapy and it’s offers that seem to help with cures for tinnitus. From what I under stand it is more or less retraining the brain how not to fill in lack of noise with constant noise of tinnitus.
     Thanks for the info.

  • Anonymous

    Audio masking treatment for most is probably the quickest way to get some relief from the symptoms.
    Tinnitus can cause major stress and a lot of the stress comes from lack of sleep so masking to enable sleep can really improve things and get you feeling normal again.


  • Anonymous

    If you are starting to feel the
    symptoms of tinnitus, it is important to see the doctor immediately. Do not let
    that this problem may become worst because it may be hard to cure it already.
    It is an essential thing to cure this hearing disorder earlier to avoid hearing


  • EMboderyDigitisers

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  • qwerty qwrty

    Sugar, sugar, sugar. stop eating it in any form and the noise will drop.

  • John Collins

    Do you suffer from constant ringing in your ears that makes it hard to concentrate or sleep when it’s quiet? If so, the Tinnitus Miracle could be just the cure you’re looking for.

  • Andrea Anatha

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  • Eduard K. Tobias

    I’m a long time tinnitus sufferer, and after several months searching for a solution finally found something that helped me a lot… I still hear some light ringing in my right ear when I’m in a quiet place but nothing like before!

    Take a look at the video on It explains all. I was a bit excepticall at first but after 2 weeks i began to see some improvement.

    I hope this can be useful for somebody :)

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