Understanding Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. Tinnitus affects 50 million Americans (nearly one in six of us). Most sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in the ears,” though others...

The Most Common Type of Hearing Loss

There are three main types of hearing loss. The most common and most treatable is called sensorineural hearing loss. It occurs when the auditory nerve or tiny hair-like cells in the inner ear have been damaged. The damage weakens or stops the transfer of signals to...