Tinnitus… What Is It All About And How Does It Happen?

The most random thing happened last night.

I have been chatting to a lovely bloke on a dating site, there is no attraction there at all, literally just someone to chat to and moan about how soul destroying it all is. When he turned around and stated he suffers with tinnitus…

*Tumbleweeds*

Now I am fully aware it is a problem with ears however, it is something that I had to specifically Google to find more information about. What a totally bizarre thing to come out with though, I know I have heard some mildly crazy things in my time, but I think this topic definitely tops the bill.

So, if you are as oblivious as I am… here is a little information on what Tinnitus is exactly!

Tinnitus is a term that describes any sound a person can hear from inside their body rather than from an outside source.  Although tinnitus is often described as ‘ringing in the ears’, several sounds can be heard including: Buzzing, humming, hissing, sizzling, grinding and whistling.

More and more people are suffering from hearing problems which are often due to the work they do. Anyone can be affected by industrial deafness, acoustic trauma and tinnitus whether you work on a building site or in a call centre.  The below Tinnitus infographic provided by Johnsons Law explores the different types of work related hearing problems, why they occur, how to prevent them and what to do if you have already been affected.

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