Have you ever had a beep or noise in your ear? Every year, thousands of Dutch people suffer hearing damage from loud music and loud noise. We call this tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Usually the result of a night out or a music festival is a beep or a noise. If you seriously damage your hearing, you may experience tinnitus or ringing in the ears. It is estimated that in the Netherlands 2 million moorbes suffer from tinnitus, with several thousand tinnitus being so bad that it is unbearable. Many people have questions about tinnitus, on this page we hope to answer the frequently asked questions.
Tinnitus is also referred to as ringing in the ears. You hear a constant noise, while there is no real sound. The ringing in the ears can be perceived as a beeping sound, humming sound, hissing sound, high steady tones or more. Tinnitus does not always occur in both ears, some people only have ringing in one ear.
Have you ever had a beep or noise in your ear for one or more days? People with tinnitus experience this 24/7. For a small proportion of people living with tinnitus, this beep or noise is so present that it bothers them greatly in their daily activities and prevents them from living a normal life. The consequences of tinnitus can therefore be very serious on their daily activities as they hear a loud noise throughout the day.