On Monday, March 9th, Audiology Assistant Gini Retka presented “Ringing In My Ears!” a one hour class prepared for the Kenmore Senior Center. 15 people attended the informative session, which guided the group through tinnitus issues, and recommendations. Gini was amazed by the attentiveness of the group, and thoughtful questions that occurred during the question and answer section. Many of those in attendance had tinnitus themselves, or were there on behalf family members living with tinnitus.
For those who have not heard of tinnitus before – it is the perception of sound within the ear, when there is no corresponding external sound. Many people describe it as a ringing sound, however it can take many other forms. Tinnitus is a symptom of many possible causes including: ear infection, wax buildup, allergies, fluid, injury, loud noises, and many others.
If you, or any of your family members are experiencing ringing in your ears for a long duration of time, it is important to see a Audiologist to determine what the cause of the ringing may be.