Tinnitus is the perception of sound often described as a ringing, buzzing or humming in the ears or head that affects millions of people. Usually accompanied by hearing loss, tinnitus has many causes.
Causes Of Tinnitus
It is important to bear in mind that Tinnitus is a symptom not a disease. As such, finding out the cause or causes of Tinnitus is crucial before deciding treatment options. The following are some causes of Tinnitus:
Physical injury such as head trauma or whiplash
Side effects from medication
Nerve pathway irritation
Central auditory system changes
Tinnitus that is related to hearing loss, hearing aids will usually help. For other causes, tinnitus maskers often help to mask the tinnitus depending on its severity and pattern. Call us to book an appointment for your tinnitus evaluation.