That Ringing in My Ear — That Hissing, Whistling, Pulsating Tone …
It’s called tinnitus, and for some, it’s a debilitating experience.
“Several years ago, I had constant ringing in my ears, and I wasn’t satisfied with the results I received from my health insurance provider. That’s when I started going to South Bay Hearing. It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made.
I didn’t have any fears before visiting South Bay Hearing, as I knew one of the doctors and trusted her.
Aside from seeing Dr. McBride, I was really impressed with the kindness and efficiency of the staff.
WOW! I can actually hear things more clearly than I did before, and hearing aids have drastically reduced my tinnitus.
I have nothing but good things to say about South Bay Hearing. I feel like the doctors are sincerely concerned about my hearing. I receive excellent care, and they are honest!”
—Kelly C. Ashcraft 10/10
What Is Tinnitus?
Though the common misconception about tinnitus is that it’s a disease, tinnitus is actually a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual.
Many who suffer from tinnitus describe the annoying sound as ringing in the ear, but a whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing sound is also possible. For some, these sounds come and go. But most are not that lucky and will experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
These phantom sounds may cause only a slight annoyance, or they may severely disrupt everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates more than 50 million Americans suffer from at least occasional bouts of tinnitus.