Do You Hear The Crickets?

Picture standing in an open field in late August—the sounds of tiny insects, especially crickets fill your head. But it’s mid-February and you hear them just the same. Medical science calls this affliction, Tinnitus (tin-EYE-tus)—ringing, buzzing sounds I hear every waking moment.

The Mayo Clinic describes Tinnitus as inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs in your inner ear move in relation to the pressure of sound waves. This triggers ear cells to release an electrical signal through a nerve from your ear (auditory nerve) to your brain. Your brain interprets these signals as sound. If the hairs inside your inner ear are bent or broken, they can “leak” random electrical impulses to your brain, causing…

Source by Don Penven