What Is Tinnitus And How Can I Treat It?

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Tinnitus normally described as a ringing or noise in someone’s ears. It affects about 15-20 percent of people and may be a symptom of an underlying condition. These conditions can range from noise exposure, medications, genetic-related hearing loss, ear injury, or a circulatory system disorder. 

Some of the symptoms of tinnitus can include humming, clicking, hissing, ringing, buzzing, and roaring. These noises can vary in pitch and may come and go or remain constant. There are two kinds of tinnitus (1) subjective and (2) objective tinnitus. Subjective can only be heard by an individual, whereas objective may be heard by your doctor when they are performing an exam. The former is much more common than the latter, but both may be managed with treatment. 

The perceived ringing in the ears can be aggravating for many individuals. Thankfully, tinnitus may be successfully managed through ongoing treatment.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have concerns, call us. Wyoming Otolaryngology specializes in the management and treatment of many hearing problems and will work with you to find the solutions.