Close Menu

Live Chat

Fluctuating Hearing Loss

  • Noise Sensitivity

    Individuals with noise sensitivity have difficulty tolerating noise. Depending on the underlying cause, individuals with noise sensitivity may experience an adverse emotional response or even pain when exposed to the sounds that trigger their symptoms.  In some cases, individuals may also have difficulty concentrating and controlling emotions when exposed to noises that seem like normal environmental sounds to others.  Ringing in the ears or tinnitus is related.  Many individuals who are sensitive to noise also experience ringing in the ears when exposed to noise.

    Read more about Noise Sensitivity
  • Ringing in the Ears

    Ringing in the ears and tinnitus are terms used to describe the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing clicking, or hissing that seems to come from inside the ear or head rather than from an outside sound source. Severe tinnitus may cause difficulty hearing, concentrating and sleeping.  Exposure to noise may exacerbate or bring on symptoms in some cases.  Additionally an audiologist may be helpful in determining how to implement tinnitus management strategies at work, or may be able to fit affected individuals with tinnitus masking equipment. If an individual is using any wearable assistive device fitted by an audiologist and needs to reduce noise exposure due to tinnitus, input from an audiologist may be helpful and in some cases necessary to determine what type of hearing/noise protection would be appropriate.

    Read more about Ringing in the Ears