tinnitusTinnitus is an awareness of sound which is caused by the ears instead of originating from a source outside of them. Tinnitus is common to all of us but with normal hearing it is pushed into the background so we do not usually hear it. It can be brought on by a hearing loss, strong prescription drugs, chemotherapy etc. The inner ear is very susceptible to a clean blood supply and will not work properly if it has to clear away too many toxins from your blood stream. Also if you have a hearing loss the brain often tries to cure the problem by making you hear better at higher or lower pitches of sound than you should otherwise be able to hear. If those frequencies are too high for example and you hear a rushing noise, it is your ears hearing the blood rushing through the blood vessels of your inner ear which with normal hearing you would not hear. There are many therapies or tinnitus programmes for hearing aids.

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