Tinnitus is a medical term and is defined as the perception of sound when there is no external sound present. It is pronounced either ti-NIGHT-us or TIN-i-tus, both pronunciations are correct. Tinnitus is frequently referred to as ‘ringing in the ears’, but this is misleading as tinnitus can also include numerous other sounds such as buzzing, hissing, roaring, whistling, pure tones, etc. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant with multiple sounds and the perceived loudness can range from mild to shatteringly severe.
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, in some cases, tinnitus can be managed. CHHA-Sudbury Branch’s ‘Living with Tinnitus’ workshops covers some of the possible causes and triggers of tinnitus while also reviewing some of the management options including conventional and alternative treatments currently available.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Sudbury Branch offers a two hour workshop on Living with Tinnitus. These workshops have become very popular and provide a wealth of resources and information. There is no charge for these workshops. If you would like more information or to register, please contact us or check the events calendar section for our next class availability.