May 16, 2010

WP: Anatomy of Tinnitus

I recently came across this interesting webpage published by the Washington Post describing the biological pathways that results in tinnitus or ringing of the ears, complete with pictures.

It also describes how we "hear" which is actually not with our ears, but with our brains.

Tinnitus is becoming a much more common problem with loud noise exposure whether via military service in the Gulf from all the gunfire and explosions or listening to personal music players (iPod) too loudly.

Click here to read more about it.

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