Have you ever heard that annoying or unpleasant sound in your ears but there is no external object that’s producing it? You may hear it in the form of a buzz, hum, chirp or click; for medical experts, it is called tinnitus. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association defines tinnitus as a ringing sound that can be heard in one or both ears. It can happen for a short while or longer periods of time. For some, it can be just like a hissing sound. For others, it can be distracting and extremely loud.

Experienced by around 2.6 billion people worldwide, tinnitus per se isn’t a medical condition. However, it is possible it is caused by serious illnesses such as hearing loss, ear infection, or other hearing relate conditions. Cases of tinnitus also appear to be more prevalent in older age groups. Since it can also be cause by prolong exposure to loud noise; so tinnitus can be prevent by keeping the volume down when listening to music, using earplugs or muffs or seeking quiet places and avoiding noise exposure altogether.

Patient manage tinnitus

While there is no immediate cure for tinnitus, there are numerous treatment options available to affect patients. It is best to seek medical help to address tinnitus and determine the underlying condition that is causing it. Individuals affect by tinnitus may receive the best medical attention at The Medical City’s Ear, Nose, Throat-Head and Neck Institute Center for Hearing and Balance. The center offers a Tinnitus Program which provides patients with a customized treatment plan to cater to each patient’s unique needs.

The center utilizes top-of-the-line equipment and modern facilities to treat or help the patient manage tinnitus. Some of the procedures that are currently offer to affect patients include tinnitus counseling, puretone audiometry, speech audiometry, impedance audiometry, pitch matching, residual inhibition, tinnitus retraining therapy and hearing aid trial. Patients, however, are only require to undergo procedures that are stated on their treatment plan.

Soberano, who had originally expect to be gone for only two weeks; which was welcome home Monday by fans at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. As her finger continues to heal, Soberano will not be working for two more months, she told ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe. During that time, she will undergo occupational therapy to regain the full movement of her finger. She has advise against engaging in sports or any strenuous physical activity, Soberano shared, pointing out that sweating may risk infection.

Stunts and physical training

Soberano is looking forward to resuming work in September; so when filming for her upcoming series with real-life and onscreen partner Enrique Gil will start. The couple’s last TV project together was the 2018 fantaserye “Bagani,” where Soberano sustain her finger injury due to an accident while filming an action scene. It was in April when Soberano announce her decision to give up the coveted role of Darna; hence in light of the injury that vastly limit the stunts and physical training she could perform. The new Darna, Jane de Leon, was introduce last week.

Soberano said she has reach out to de Leon, a fellow Star Magic artist; hence to give her words of encouragement in the face of pressure from expectations of fans of the Mars Ravelo character. Soberano was referring to actress Angel Locsin, who was originally attach to the “Darna” project as the titular character, until her departure in 2017 due to a spine injury.

Referring to de Leon, she continued: “They just want to welcome her; because they don’t want her to think that I might be a little bit sad that I’m not doing it anymore. I’m completely happy that she’s doing it, and I’m happy for Star Cinema. “They was kind of nervous that they might not find someone as soon as they need; also I’m really happy that they found her. They feel like they found the perfect match.”