Tinnitus is not a disease, but an aural condition characterised by noises in your head that can be heard in the absence of ambient sounds. The noises seem occur in one or both ears and can sound like ringing, buzzing, whistling, hissing and often seem louder when the environmental noise is low: typically at night or when in very quiet places. In some cases tinnitus will be modulated by your pulse; this is called pulsatile tinnitus and is likely to be related to blood circulation disorders: you should consult your doctor. Most of us will have experienced tinnitus at some time – usually a brief low-level tone burst that is not intrusive or anything to be concerned about. More severe and long term tinnitus is usually triggered by, stress but by far the most common cause is exposure to loud noise; typically, rock concerts, night clubs or industrial noise and is very dangerous – not just as the cause of tinnitus, but as the beginning of other permanent long-term noise induced hearing loss that will that will ultimately result. The RNID has been running a very successful campaign called Don’t Lose the Music to increase awareness of people attending entertainment venues with high volume levels. There is no ultimate cure for tinnitus, but with therapy, noise enhancements, masking and the use of earplugs it can be managed to a tolerable level or below your hearing threshold which will be like a cure but it can return – especially if noise or stress induced. It is impossible to state which of the solutions we offer is best, it depends to how severe your condition is, what triggers it and when it occurs. Take a look and the specialist products that we offer, now including Ear Hygiene products to help keep the ear canals free from cerumen (wax).