What is Tinnitus?
Commonly known as “ringing in the ears”, Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. It can actually manifest in other perceptions than ringing, such as buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking.
Tinnitus can be acute (temporary), or chronic (ongoing).
It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus
Only 10% seek medical attention
Most people who have tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss
Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom usually related to the auditory system
Most people can learn to ignore their tinnitus
Although there is not yet a cure for tinnitus, there are treatment options to provide relief
Tinnitus is not a disease in and of itself, but rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. Some of these conditions include:
Obstructions in Middle Ear
Head and Neck Trauma
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Sinus Pressure and Barometric Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
Common Difficulties Associated with tinnitus
Our goal is to help patients gain control of their tinnitus and learn how to manage it. No single approach works for everyone. Our audiologists will determine a treatment plan that may work best for you.