Tinnitus questions and answers: Do your ears ring?

ADC Audiologist Penny Barron answers questions about tinnitus, hearing and ears during educational seminar.

Do you have ringing, whooshing or buzzing in your ears? What you are experiencing may be a condition called tinnitus, which is sound you hear that is not in the environment. It is often caused by decreased hearing.

ADC’s audiologists can help identify decreases in hearing and tinnitus, as well as many other conditions of the ear.

Audiologist Penny Barron hosted a seminar to answer questions about tinnitus and other hearing conditions.

Among the questions she answered during the seminar:

  • What is tinnitus?
  • What does tinnitus sound like?
  • What can make tinnitus worse?
  • Is there a cure for tinnitus?
  • What do ear tubes do?
  • Why do I hear the bass of a stereo and not the treble at a distance?
  • How loud is too loud when I’m wearing headphones?
  • What kinds of earplugs should I look for?
  • What is the difference between an exam with ADC Audiology and a hearing check other places?
  • Does vertigo affect tinnitus and decreased hearing?

Penny Barron has been an audiologist with ADC since 2000. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and Masters degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Speech, Language, Pathology and Audiology.

Watch the video above to find out the answers to many frequently asked questions about hearing loss, conditions and treatments.