Tinnitus: The ringing in the ear as a symptom (part 1)

Over-complex working environments mainly in the service sectors provide for a fertile field nurturing stress symptoms known from ancient times. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head with no external source. The experience can be distressing, distracting and depressing.

People experience tinnitus in different ways from ringing in the ears, to roaring, hissing, chirping, clicking or whistling. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant and the volume ranges from mild to deafening.

Some people get tinnitus occasionally or for others it’s there all the time. Like any noise some people notice it more than others and they will find that it may be there. But when the attention is taken up with something else, then the ringing temporarily gets forgotten.

Medical and psychological sciences are still undecided on the exact causes of tinnitus. Nevertheless if you have been experiencing tinnitus it’s important you have a thorough medical check up with your a specialist medical doctor. It may be that the right medical intervention can alleviate the tinnitus.

In my upcoming blogs I will inform on what you can/should do, if you have a tinnitus.


Claude Ribaux