Tinnitus is a form of hearing damage that causes a ringing sound in the ears. People with tinnitus will suffer from this noise at all times of the day, so it can cause difficulties when they try to work or sleep. This condition affects millions of people all across the nation, so if you have been diagnosed with tinnitus, know that you are not alone.
Causes of Tinnitus
- There are many causes of tinnitus, including:
- Loud noise exposure
- Inner ear diseases ( Meniere’s syndrome)
- Brain aneurysm
- Brain tumor
By and far the most common cause is exposure to loud noises. However, if you notice that you are starting to develop tinnitus, then you should seek medical attention right away and not assume anything about its origins. It could very well be resultant from a dangerous condition, like a brain tumor, that will need immediate and aggressive treatment.
How Tinnitus Is Treated
Unfortunately, tinnitus resulting from sensory damage cannot be cured. However, if it is caused by something else, like a medication or another medical condition, then you can take measures to eliminate your tinnitus. The symptoms of tinnitus can also be treated (or rather, dulled) through the use of white noise, hearing aids, and certain medicines.
If you would like to learn more about tinnitus, or if you are suffering from this form of impairment as the result of another party’s negligent actions, then you may have the right to claim damages. The New York City personal injury lawyers of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C. can help you explore your legal options.