What do William Shatner, Barbara Streisand, Steve Martin, Phil Collins and Ozzy Osbourne all have in common, besides the fact that they are all celebrities? They can no longer experience the solitude of silence. They are all suffering from a hearing related condition called tinnitus – a chronic sound in the ears or head. If you’ve ever experienced ringing in your ears after a rock concert or after a night of dancing at a club, you have experienced transient tinnitus. Imagine what life would be like if you heard that sound all the time? There are many known causes for this condition like high doses of aspirin and a brain tumor; however, the majority of cases of tinnitus are caused by noise damage. Many people think that a noise induced hearing loss will just make things quieter when in fact it often does the opposite … it can result in the perception of chronic noise in their ears or head. At Salus Hearing Centre our focus is on hearing loss prevention through education and the use of hearing protection. We are also a speciality centre for tinnitus sufferers and have a multidisciplinary approach to management. If you hear noises in your ears or head call us to book a hearing test and/or tinnitus consultation today at
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is a great resource for individuals with tinnitus. Enjoy this youtube video of how ATA helped William Shatner cope with his tinnitus.