Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. Some of our clients call it “noise trauma.”
Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying disease or injury.
One of the causes is trauma—usually head or facial injuries.
For a lot of people it continues to get worse over time—and that scares them.
Tinnitus is always there. Sure, there are times when it’s temporarily drowned out by what’s going on during the day. But when people get home and try to unwind, or start getting ready for bed, it takes over.
People with tinnitus never get to reset, reboot or recharge.
They can never be alone with their thoughts. The noise is always there. It travels with them like an unwanted passenger. A passenger who will never shut up and has nothing good to say.
One client described it really well: He had lost the ability to hear silence.
In some cases it’s effective to “recreate” the sound that clients hear. But the limiting factor is that the jury only hears the sound for seconds.
It would be nice to be able to send the jury home with a headset they’d wear for an entire weekend. They’d realize that the sound was there from moment they woke until the moment they (finally) went to sleep.
If there’s good medical connection between trauma and tinnitus these cases can be worth six or even seven figures.