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A Tale of Tinnitus, for What It’s Worth

Stop, now, what’s that sound?

The author in auditory limbo. Photo by Martha Winkler

Nature is said to abhor a vacuum. The human ear and brain abhor silence. If auditory stimulation from the outside world is diminished, the brain and the ear will make up for it, creating phantom sounds that are usually labeled tinnitus.

Though it’s often used interchangeably with “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can in…

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Noel Holston

Noel Holston

Writer, reader, photographer, horticulturist, international music icon. Lives in the South. Email Noel at nholstonga@gmail.com