One common hearing health problem throughout the country is tinnitus. Ringing in the ears is a condition that often occurs with hearing loss, especially due to aging. This ringing, buzzing or whooshing sound might be constant or intermittent. It is not curable, but there are treatments available to help people cope with tinnitus symptoms.
Many people with tinnitus use external sound to combat the phantom noise. Music, television and noise machines work well. A fan or portable heater can make noise that masks tinnitus symptoms. Many people use these techniques to sleep.
Some tinnitus sufferers can use prescribed medication to help ease tinnitus noises, but this is rare and can be risky. Other treatments include brain training, a technique that helps your brain learn to put tinnitus into the background of your experience.