Over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. Tinnitus is defined as hearing a ringing, buzzing or whooshing noise that originate in the ear or the head and is typically only heard by the person experiencing the condition.
Though tinnitus is usually not dangerous, it can cause many stressful side effects, including fatigue, sleep problems, concentration difficulty, memory problems, depression, anxiety and irritability. Though it's not necessarily serious, it can negatively impact your quality of life. Here are some tips for how to — and how not to — manage yours.