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Hearing Loss Issue- Tinnitus

Not Just an NF2 Issue

Author: Lori Davila
Date: October 23, 2015

Tinnitus is a phantom sound people start to hear when hearing loss develops.

Older people, people with different health conditions and many medications commonly taken, not just people with tumor damage to the hearing nerves like those with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), can result in; temporary hearing loss, slowly degrading hearing, temporary deafness, when not complete deafness.

The normal brain response to the lack of sound is Tinnitus. While the sounds heard can be an internal sound which has the same rate as the heart, some of the sounds heard might be:

  • Buzzing
  • Chirping
  • Crickets
  • Drums
  • Hissing
  • Hissing plus a tone
  • Ocean Sound
  • Popping
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Roaring pulse
  • Whistling

If you or a loved one is suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus, it is important to learn more about the different forms of Tinnitus.