Hearing is Believing

Tinnitus Treatment Options

Tinnitus Treatment Options

Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. The word tinnitus is Latin and literally means ringing.

Treating The Cause

Tinnitus can be caused by many things, and is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. The treatment for your particular tinnitus will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, any accopanying issues such as hearing loss, and the impact the tinnitus has on daily activities.

Common causes of tinnitus include:

Stress and depression

Hearing loss

Exposure to loud noise

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, you physician or hearing specialist will conduct a complete medical history, as well as a complete examination.