What is Tinnitus?

It's common

Statistics show that one in five people suffer from tinnitus. It can affect anyone, although certain groups are more susceptible than others, including:

  • Musicians
  • Constructions workers
  • Veterans
  • Pilots & Flight Attendants

It's personal

The variety of sounds and combinations that people perceive are as widespread as the condition and may include:

  • humming
  • roaring
  • whooshing
  • ringing
  • buzzing
  • whistling

It has many causes

Your tinnitus may be due to:

  • exposure to loud noise
  • jaw, or TMJ, conditions,
  • cardiovascular disease
  • earwax buildup
  • hearing loss
  • certain medications
  • head or neck injuries

How does Tinnitus happen?

The Hearing Brain – A Sensory Path

  • The ear collects mechanical (sound) energy
  • Highly sensitive receptors convert mechanical energy to electrical energy
  • Electrical energy (signals) are sent to communicate to the brain
 
 

Tinnitus = A Misprocessing of Signals

A (normally) benign sound is perceived as a threat, triggering the “fight or flight” response to alert the body of danger.

 

What can I do about my tinnitus?

While there is currently no cure for tinnitus, "learn to live with it" is not an acceptable solution. Therapy options do exist and can be tailored to meet your individual needs. To find a provider near you who may be able to recommend a course of action, please contact us today.

Download the booklet:
"Tinnitus & You"

This free booklet will help you to understand the science behind your tinnitus and the Levo System therapy. When you are ready, find a provider near you.

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