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Ringing in your ears?

Destination Health: Millions of Americans have a ringing in their ears that just won't go away. The condition is called tinnitus and Dr. Manny discusses several treatment options


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 health editor. He also serves as chairman of the department of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. For more information on Dr. Manny's work, visit AskDrManny.com.