What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a medical condition described as a persistent sound in one or both ears that is heard only by the affected individual. While “ringing” is one of the most common descriptions of tinnitus, it can also present as hissing, buzzing, whistling, or other sounds.
There are a variety of known causes of tinnitus, including exposure to loud sounds, certain medications, illness, and hearing loss. And, while there’s no cure, we can work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and find a treatment option that will minimize the impact that tinnitus has on your daily life.
How is tinnitus treated?
Depending on the cause and severity of your tinnitus symptoms and whether or not you’re also experiencing hearing loss, there are a number of possible options for treating tinnitus. No matter the final treatment plan, a comprehensive evaluation with an audiologist is the first step.