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Tips for living with tinnitus

Strategies to combat that constant ringing in your ears.

Do you hear a constant ringing in your ears? You may be among the millions of Americans living with tinnitus, a sound that may annoy you or even interfere with daily living. "While most patients are aware of their tinnitus without a negative impact on their overall quality of life, I do have patients who can't concentrate at work or sleep at night because they're always hearing their tinnitus," says Dr. Felipe Santos, an otolaryngologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and an instructor at Harvard Medical School.

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