Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It is an is an extremely common condition that is often perceived as ringing, buzzing or hissing. The phantom noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it can interfere with your ability to concentrate or hear external sound. It may be present all the time, or it may come and go.
Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. The best tinnitus treatment for you will depend on the cause of your symptoms. medications, for example, it may be possible to switch to an alternative to eliminate tinnitus symptoms. If you experience tinnitus as a side-effect of a neurological issue or structural abnormality, it may be possible that surgical intervention may be used to resolve the underlying cause and reduce your symptoms.
Although there is no magic cure, we can successfully manage tinnitus in most cases with a variety of techniques that can considerably reduce its perception and impact.