NYC Tinnitus Treatments Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014
Have you ever been in a completely quiet room when you noticed a buzzing in your head or a ringing in your ears? Maybe the background noise you heard sounded more like you were holding a seashell close to your ear. If you have ever noticed this type of background noise, you may be suffering from tinnitus.
Symptoms of Tinnitus
The most common symptom of tinnitus is the sound heard within the ears. Tinnitus can range in sound from a quiet, almost unnoticeable sound, to a sound so loud that the person suffering from tinnitus has difficulty sleeping, thinking, or concentrating. While the majority of tinnitus cases are simply irritating and annoying, the sound of tinnitus can signal a more serious underlying condition.
In some rare cases, tonal tinnitus can signify a hardening of the arteries and build-up of plaque around the heart. Pulsatile tinnitus has occasionally been linked to aneurysms or tumors. Other symptoms of tinnitus include phantom sounds not mentioned above such as clicking, hissing, or screeching. The pitch of sounds can vary from an imperceptible hiss to a large squeal or squelch sound.