Tinnitus is a condition that affects the ears, and is more often than not referred to simply as a ringing sound or sensation in the ears. This can occur right after a concussion, or right after serious hearing damage through a loud sound that is too much for the eardrums to handle. The tinnitus usually goes away over time, and doesn’t need any treatment to do so – except staying away from loud noises and reducing exposure to sound, many times by wearing earplugs for a few days to weeks until the condition gets better.
Sometimes, the condition of tinnitus can be permanent – and you will experience a loss of hearing to the specific frequency of the ringing. The patient might also experience a severe sensitivity to sound along with the condition after a concussion has been experienced. If you are experiencing tinnitus for any other reasons, make an appointment with your doctor to find the root cause of what has been causing the condition.