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Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there is no actual sound present. If you stay long enough in a silent place, it is common to start hearing some noise inside your head. This is the underlying activity of the auditory nervous system, which is normally masked by the sounds in your environment. This is tinnitus, and it is not a disease. Almost everyone will notice this sound at some point it in their lifetime.
While tinnitus is a natural phenomenon, there are many health issues that can increase the loudness of your tinnitus or even bring it to your attention for the first time. Hearing loss is one of these things, but the list is long. The onset of constant tinnitus should be considered a signal that you need to see your doctor.
Some people describe having very loud, constant tinnitus that does not really bother them, while others are so distressed by their tinnitus that they are unable to sleep at night and stop participating in daily activities that they once enjoyed. Not everyone who has tinnitus needs treatment for it. However, if you feel tinnitus is affecting your quality of life, we can help you.