What to look out for
Ringing in your ear is called tinnitus. It is rarely serious but can be very annoying for people. Tinnitus can be caused by:
- natural hearing loss as you get older,
- hearing damage,
- an ear infection,
- fluid in the ear, or
- a build up of wax.
What can you do
Ask your doctor to check your ears. Sometimes, cleaning wax from the ear can solve the problem. However, it is often difficult to find a cause for tinnitus.
To learn more about tinnitus, click here.
When to seek help
It is best to get your ears checked by your doctor to see if the cause can be determined as sometimes a simple cleaning out of wax from the ear can solve the problem.
Visit the HSE’s main website to read more about tinnitus.