Ask An Audiologist: What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is described as any abnormal ear noise and can arise in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear or the brain.  It is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather a symptom and may be perceived as ringing, buzzing or humming. Some people describe it as a “clicking” or “pulsing” … Continued

Asymmetrical Hearing Loss

Generally, hearing will decline evenly in each ear over time, which is referred to as a symmetrical hearing loss. Asymmetrical hearing loss means the degree and configuration of the hearing loss are different in each ear (one ear hears worse than the other). No matter the degree of loss, asymmetrical hearing loss requires further evaluation … Continued