Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. Tinnitus is often referred to as ringing in the ears. Many different things can cause tinnitus, although it is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. The treatment will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, and any accompanying issues such as hearing loss.
Common causes of tinnitus include:
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax buildup or blockages
- Abnormal bone growth in the ear
- Meniere’s disease
- Head or neck injuries
- Benign tumor of the cranial nerve
In order to find out the root cause of your tinnitus, your hearing specialist will conduct a complete medical history, as well as a complete hearing examination.
What treatments are available for tinnitus?
Depending on the cause of your tinnitus and other factors, several treatments are available, including medical options as well as alternative therapies. Your doctor may refer you to a hearing specialist or an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist (ENT) for further diagnosis and treatment.
If you would like to learn more about tinnitus and the treatment options available, contact us today and schedule an appointment.