Smart Talk: Millions of Americans affected by ringing in the ears

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Airdate: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Millions of Americans experience a common and sometimes debilitating condition called tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

Many people call the noise a ringing sound, but for others it can vary from a ringing sound to buzzing, clicking or rushing noises. It can be constant or intermittent, steady or variable, and in one or both ears.

For some, the noise is so deafening that it can be life changing. There are many causes for tinnitus, some treatments, but often no cure.

Dr. Mark Whitaker, MD, Otolaryngologist, Penn State Health and Dr. Jill S. McClelland, Au.D., CCC-A, Managing Audiologist, Penn State Health, appear on Smart Talk Tuesday to discuss this common, and often frustrating, condition.

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