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High Pitching Ringing in the Ears

Most of the time, tinnitus is thought of as a high-pitched sound which might be felt as a hissing, whistling or buzzing in the ear.

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can develop from:

Ear infection tinnitus Ear infections – tinnitus can develop from inflammation of the ear
Tinnitus high blood pressure High blood pressure – there are several factors here that can increase blood pressure
Earwax and tinnitus Earwax – Too much of it can result in hearing loss and irritation
Head injury tinnitus Head or Neck injury – An injury to the head can affect the inner ear and result in tinnitus, sometimes only in the one ear

Tinnitus and loud noises

People who are exposed to loud noises continuously, such as those who work in environments with heavy equipment, frequently suffer from ‘noise induced hearing loss’.

Short-term exposure to loud noises, including loud or faulty iPods, MP3 players or call centre headsets, can cause some tinnitus. However, constant exposure can mean the person develops permanent tinnitus.

For some, the ringing in the ears can be a low-pitch sound, such as murmuring, humming, rumbling or a deep drone. Others with symptoms of tinnitus hear musical hallucinations, where they pick up songs in their head repeatedly.

If you have been diagnosed with some or all of the symptoms above or you feel that you are suffering from tinnitus because of your work in a loud call centre, noisy ship yard or factory, give us a call on 0800 122 3130 and speak to one of our experienced solicitors. Alternatively, start a claim online by completing a ringing in the ears claim form and we’ll arrange for a solicitor to call you back.

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Symptoms of Hearing Loss?

Do you work in a noisy factory, coal mine or have you served in the Armed Forces? If you have worked in any one of these places have have developed the symptoms of hearing loss or tinnitus as a result, then call our help line on 0800 122 3130.

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