The holiday season is officially upon us, and all the joyous festivities and family gatherings that come with it! But if you are suffering from hearing loss, big family get-togethers can present a unique set of obstacles. It isn’t always obvious to others you’re experiencing, and it can be easy to misinterpret hearing challenges as frustration, anger, or withdrawal.
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears but is also commonly described as roaring, clicking, hissing, sizzling, swooshing, blowing, humming, or buzzing. The noises may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. Tinnitus is the perception of hearing sound or sounds in one or both years, also known as phantom sounds.