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Ringing in your ears?

Do you ever suffer from an annoying ringing in your ears?

For some it’s a temporary annoyance, but for up to 50 million people, that ringing noise doesn’t always go away.

The people who hear this incessant ringing suffer from tinnitus, which can also cause patients to hear hissing, chirping or whistling.

Tinnitus is caused by:

- Exposure to loud noises

- Certain disorders like hypo- or hyperthyroidism and fibromyalgia

- Wax build up

- Jaw problems

- Cardiovascular disease

There is no cure for tinnitus but there are treatment options available such as hearing aides, cochlear implants, and certain medications.

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Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's Senior Managing Editor for Health News. Prior to this position, Alvarez was a FNC medical contributor. Click here more information on Dr. Manny's work with Hackensack University Medical Center.
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