The biggest reason to seek hearing protection is obviously, to protect your hearing. The most distressing part of hearing damage is tinnitus. This is a noise in your ear when there is no noise present. At some stage in our lives, most of us will experience a noise or a whistle in our ear which goes away after a short while. When it stays around, this is something which should be looked at.

The first step is a hearing test.

Warning signs

If you have tinnitus (noises in the ear) you should always discuss it with your doctor, or your hearing professional.

There are some times when this attention becomes urgent.

  • If you have tinnitus which is on one side,

  • If you have tinnitus which is ‘pulsing’

  • If you have tinnitus which came on suddenly or over a short time period

  • If you have tinnitus which is distressing.


Usually tinnitus is a relatively benign condition, but sometimes it can be a symptom or an early indication of something more serious.

What to do?

Don’t suffer in silence. There is a lot of help out there. There are a lot of free apps for your phone with tinnitus noise generators.

If you have questions contact your local hearing care professional or if you are in Dublin, call us on 01 830 8310 or pop in to 67 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1.

Personal Service

At Dublin Hearing Aid Centre, we understand your tinnitus. Our first step would be a normal hearing test, usually tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss and addressing that hearing loss often deals with the tinnitus too.

Most up to date hearing aids are equipped to help combat tinnitus, from various noise generators, to therapy sounds.

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