A neurotologist has revealed how to ease symptoms of those pesky ringing sounds in your ear.
The unpredictable sounds come and go – in one or both ears. They can vary from buzzing, blowing, hissing, ringing, roaring, rumbling or a combination of all.
This could be a sign of tinnitus, a common condition affecting over 50 million Americans in which people hear "phantom sounds".
According to Science Alert, there has been a long-standing debate about whether the sound is generated from the ear or the brain. And while there's no certainty behind the theories, there's one thing everyone can agree on: There's currently no cure.
Despite this, hearing specialists have offered a handful of strategies to cope with the symptoms.
They highlighted the triggers of the condition, including firearms, power tools, heavy machinery, MRI scans and music at gigs. Doctors call such culprits "acoustic trauma," the loud noise that can set tinnitus off.