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Tinnitus: Causes, Treatment & Outcomes

 In Ear Health, FAQ, Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing sound in the ear, often considered a symptom of various health conditions.

Tinnitus, or changes in the ear bone, is the sensation of hearing sound when NO external sound which, inhibits a patient’s concentration and their hearing of actual sounds.

CAUSES/EPIDEMIOLOGY:

  • Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss)
  • Noise exposure
  • Cerumen impaction (earwax blockage)
  • Can also be caused by other blood vessel disorders and medications

DIAGNOSIS:

  • Hearing, movement, and imaging exams to test for clicking, beating, rushing, ringing, etc in your ears

TREATMENT:

  • Treating the root health condition
  • Noise suppression
  • Medication

PATIENT OUTCOMES:

  • Healed hearing; or
  • Reduced tinnitus

In many cases the root cause of tinnitus is not found, and treatment may vary in success.

If you have more questions about tinnitus and the possible treatment options our providers offer, please contact our office by phone at 602.307.9919, or by email at [email protected]

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