What is Tinnitus?


What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a very common condition that occurs in the absence of an external sound source. No-one else can hear the tinnitus. We have created a tinnitus treatment that can help ease the irritation and discomfort that tinnitus can cause & over time reduce the symptoms altogether.

It is not a condition, but rather a symptom (such as a headache) of your auditory system. Tinnitus is typically high frequency and described as a ringing or buzzing sound. It is an extremely common symptom, with 20% of the adult population experiencing tinnitus.

At some point in our lives, we will all experience tinnitus. Although no-one really knows whether the tinnitus is generated peripherally (in the cochlea or inner ear) or centrally (in the brain), the current consensus is that it is generated in the central acoustic centres.

Causes of Tinnitus

There are many potential causes of tinnitus and it can occur at any time, each case of tinnitus is unique. There is no definitive list of cause, but we have compiled a list of some of the common causes:

Impacts of Tinnitus

Tinnitus sound often has a negative impact on individuals quality of life with some people experiencing:


In many cases Tinnitus cannot be prevented but you can reduce your risk with specialist tinnitus treatment, as well as:

Tinnitus is often linked to many of the above issues, and a cycle can be formed where the symptoms worsen the tinnitus, and the tinnitus worsens the symptoms. That is why it is so important to book an appointment with a tinnitus specialist if you suspect that you’re experiencing tinnitus and hearing what you suspect to be a tinnitus sound. The earlier you start your tinnitus treatment the better your chances of finding a tinnitus remedy that is effective.