Management Of TinnitusWhat is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the name for the condition whereby people experience sounds which does not have an external origin.

The noises may be heard as ringing, buzzing, whistling, roaring, rumbling, whining, clicking or other variations. One or both ears may be affected.

Tinnitus can result from a number of events and conditions. Exposure to loud noise is a common one; it can also be associated with ageing, head or ear surgery or certain drugs. In some people, tinnitus develops after a cold or flu, an ear infection or a period of severe stress. Temporary tinnitus following a night at a loud party or nightclub is common, but repeated exposure to loud noise and music can result in long-term ear damage, including permanent tinnitus. In some cases there is no known cause for tinnitus. Tinnitus is not a psychological illness, but it can cause psychological distress.


Tinnitus Awareness Week 2016
8th – 12th February


Tinnitus is a condition in which people experience sounds in their ears or head which do not a have an external cause. The noises may be heard as ringing, whistling, roaring, rumbling, clicking or other variations. One or both ears can be affected. At the present time there is no cure but the condition can be managed.

There are approximately 45,000
people in Ireland with tinnitus.

If you have tinnitus, or know someone who has the condition, you are welcome to contact us for information, help or advice at any of the DeafHear Resource Centres around Ireland –



Tel: 01–8175700


Tel: 074–9188252

Nth. Frederick St.

Tel: 01–8175700


Tel: 061–467494/5


Tel: 01–4620377


Tel: 071–9194975


Tel: 042–9332010


Tel: 057–9351606


Tel: 091–564871


Tel: 051–855777


Tel: 064–6620052


Tel: 053–9152645

and the Cork Deaf Association

Tel: 021–4505944

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