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Tinnitus Healthcare Providers

If you, or someone you know, have tinnitus that is causing a problem, you can seek help from a variety of healthcare providers, including, but not limited to, audiologists, otolaryngologists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, dentists, and physical therapists.

Below is a description of providers, their training, and possible ways they might be to help. Providers listed below are required to be licensed by the state in which they practice.Licensure can be verified by checking the licensing board in your state.

It is important to note that individual providers may not specialize in the evaluation and management of tinnitus. Also, tinnitus treatment is not within the scope of practice of hearing-aid dispensers in every state.

Audiologist: A hearing healthcare professional trained to identify, diagnose, and manage or treat disorders of the auditory (e.g., hearing loss and tinnitus) and vestibular systems (e.g., dizziness). As part of a treatment program, audiologists may recommend hearing aids to make day-to-day listening easier, improve awareness, and help with tinnitus. Some audiologists may also have additional training in the specialized evaluation and management of tinnitus and provide services such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, Tinnitus Activities Treatment, Progressive Tinnitus Management, etc. (https://ata.org/about-tinnitus/therapy-and-treatment-options/).

Audiologists hold either a master’s (M.A. or M.S.) or doctorate (Au.D. or Ph.D.) degree in audiology.Audiologists work predominantly in private practices, otolaryngology (ENT) practices, academic medical centers, and hospitals.

Dentist: A medical doctor trained to diagnose, treat and prevent oral diseases, promote oral health, and create treatment plans to maintain or restore the oral health of their patients. Dentists also diagnose temporomandibular joint disorders. If you are suffering from frequent headaches, jaw aches, and/or aching facial pain, it could stem from a temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD. Associations between tinnitus and TMJ/TMD have been reported, so if there are symptoms of TMJ or TMD and treatment is pursued, there may be some relief from tinnitus. Dentists hold either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM).

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Hearing aid dispenser: A person licensed by the state to measure hearing and fit and sell hearing aids.Hearing aids have been shown to mitigate the intrusiveness of tinnitus. A hearing aid dispenser does not have a college degree related to audiology but may have a college degree in an unrelated field of study. Hearing aid dispensers may be certified (Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, BC-HIS). Hearing aid dispensers work in private offices and big box stores.

Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW): A professional trained to provide mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.The professional’s goal is to enhance and maintain physical, psychological and social function.Some LCSWs are trained to provide cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a treatment option recommended by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus.LCSWs hold a master’s degree in social work.LCSWs work in private practices, community health centers, and hospitals.

Neurologist: A medical doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.If you have headaches associated with your tinnitus or sensitivity to sound, you may benefit from a consultation with a neurologist. Neurologists work in private practices, academic medical centers, and hospitals.

Neurotologist:A medical doctor who has trained in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and evaluates and manages neurological disorders of the ear. See otolaryngologist.

Otolaryngologist (ENT): A medical doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose and throat and related structures of the head and neck.An otolaryngologist can rule out physical causes of tinnitus, such as excessive ear wax, problems with the middle ear (e.g., fluid, stiffened bones), or benign tumors on the auditory nerve.Otolaryngologists work in private practices, academic medical centers, community health centers, and hospitals.

Physical therapist (PT): A healthcare professional trained to diagnose and treat individuals who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional daily activities. PTs evaluate a patient to develop a treatment plan that promotes improved movement and function, reduction in pain, and prevention of disability.If you notice changes in your tinnitus associated with head and/or neck movement, or have been experiencing pain in your head or neck, your tinnitus might be connected and a physical therapist might be able to provide relief.PTs hold a masters (MPT, MSPT) or doctorate (DPT) in physical therapy. Physical therapists work in hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. Seehttp://www.apta.org/AboutPTs/.

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Psychiatrist: A medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) trained to evaluate, diagnose and treat people who are affected by temporary or chronic mental health issues.Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems and can prescribe medication.If you have symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, a psychiatrist can diagnose and treat these conditions, which may result in mitigation of your tinnitus. Seehttps://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-psychiatry.

Psychologist: A healthcare professional trained to help people cope more effectively with challenges in life and mental health issues. Psychologists are usually trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindful meditation, and acceptance and commitment therapy, which are methods that can be helpful for reducing the impact of tinnitus on sleep, concentration, and mood. Psychologists hold either a master’s (M.A. or M.S.) or doctorate (Psy.D., Ph.D. or Ed.D). Psychologists work in private practices, community health centers, hospitals, and schools. Seehttp://www.apa.org/helpcenter/about-psychologists.aspx.

The ATA has an online directoryof hearing health professionals, who have self-identified as tinnitus specialists.Such professionals should be knowledgeable of tinnitus treatment and management options.

If you’ve suddenly developed tinnitus, or your tinnitus has become more intrusive, you should:

Stay calm

Tinnitus can be very frightening, especially if it develops rapidly, without warning, or without a clear triggering event. Nonetheless, it is important to stay calm and not panic, because tinnitus is very rarely indicative of an underlying emergency or life-threatening medical condition. In some cases, tinnitus goes away after a few days or weeks.

Note: If your tinnitus symptoms were triggered by a traumatic physical event (head/neck damage, concussive trauma, etc.), you should immediately seek medical care.

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Visit your primary care provider (PCP) and audiologist

If your tinnitus continues beyond a week, becomes bothersome, starts to interfere with your sleep and/or your concentration, or makes you depressed or anxious, seek help from a trained healthcare professional. Your PCP should be able to diagnose/rule out certain causes of tinnitus, such as obstructions in the ear canal or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), and provide a referral to an appropriate specialist. If no underlying medical issues are found, see an audiologist for a hearing assessment and evaluation of tinnitus treatment options. Note: Not all audiologists are trained in tinnitus management.

It is also important that tinnitus patients educate themselves about tinnitus and its management so they can be their own advocates in the healthcare process. (In some cases, the patient may have to educate the provider about tinnitus distress and treatment options.) The ATA encourages patients to independently research their condition, drawing on credible sources, in preparation for appointments. Relevant questions might include:

  • Do you follow best practice guidelines for tinnitus management, as developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology?
  • What tests do you require or suggest? What are the tests designed to reveal?
  • What is your diagnosis?
  • Have you ruled out possible physical causes of tinnitus, including TMJ, head/neck trauma, obstruction in the ear canal, or tumors?
  • Are you familiar with the full range of tinnitus management options currently available?
  • What tinnitus management option is best for my situation? Do you offer this service?
  • What tinnitus treatments do you use in your practice?
  • What is your treatment plan for me? Can you provide this service or will you refer me to another provider?
  • How much will treatment cost? How many visits do you think I’ll need? Will my treatment be covered by insurance?
  • Do you have additional information for me to review?
  • Are you a professional member of the American Tinnitus Association?

If you have additional questions or concerns, you should not hesitate to ask your doctor for more information. Communicating your feelings and concerns is the best way to get the information and assurance you need to move forward in your treatment. Also, remember to write down your doctor’s responses so you can review this information later.

Do not accept “no options” diagnoses

It is unfortunate that many patients are told incorrectly by doctors that there is nothing that can be done for tinnitus. While it is true that there are no cures for subjective tinnitus, there are proven tools that can significantly lower the burden of tinnitus and improve a patient’s overall quality of life.

If you are told that you have no options for managing your tinnitus, or that you have to “learn to live with it,” then you should immediately seek a second opinion from a hearing health professional with training in tinnitus management.

Consider seeing a behavioral health therapist

Tinnitus symptoms often trigger feelings of despair and anxiety in patients. Current estimates suggest that 48-78% of patients with severe tinnitus also experience depression, anxiety, or some other behavioral disorder. A behavioral health therapist can help a tinnitus patient cope more effectively with the negative emotions associated with tinnitus. There are several behavioral and educational treatment programs specifically for tinnitus management. Therapy that addresses anxiety and depression may also be beneficial.

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Take action and stick to it

Once you and your healthcare provider have agreed on the best management option for your specific situation, you should fully embrace that treatment and take action to realize its full benefits.

It is important to note that patients may not see an immediate improvement upon starting a management program. Many of the best tinnitus management therapies (cognitive behavioral therapy and tinnitus retraining therapy, for instance) require ongoing, active patient participation, over the course of 3-12 months. These programs generate the best outcomes when patients remain optimistic, engaged, and see the treatment through to completion.

Take care of yourself

In addition to active tinnitus management therapies, patients can improve their condition throughgeneral wellness and relaxation practices:

  • Don’t be self-critical. Patients shouldn’t feel guilty about their condition and how it makes them feel — you didn’t do anything to deserve this.
  • Find ways to increase relaxation. Patients often report that their tinnitus is less pronounced when they are relaxed. Engage in activities and behaviors that help you relax: exercise, yoga, meditation, gardening, soothing music, anything that helps you be calm and content.
  • Get a good night’s sleep. Sleeping can be a challenge when you have tinnitus, but a restful night’s sleep can improve your overall health and may reduce the perceived intensity of tinnitus during waking hours. Many patients use sound machines, headbands or pillows with speakers that generate soothing sounds, radio static, or a fan to mask their tinnitus and help them sleep. You should also monitor consumption of caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, as well as medication that can impact your ability to sleep.

Find a support network

You should not feel alone in your struggles with tinnitus. Patients who successfully manage their tinnitus often have strong support networks to help them during challenging periods. Spouses, partners, family, friends, colleagues, and peers can all play a positive support role for tinnitus patients. A strong support group can improve emotional wellness, general feelings of contentment, and optimism; it can also reduce feelings of social isolation and depression.

It can be helpful to speak with other people who have tinnitus — people going through the same struggles, participating in the same treatments, utilizing similar management options as you. The ATA can direct you tolocal tinnitus support groupswhere you can meet with and learn from fellow patients, in a caring, welcoming, and safe environment. The ATA can also direct you toour network of telephone support volunteerswho are willing to share their experiences with tinnitus via one-on-one phone calls or email correspondence

Supporting tinnitus research

The process outlined above provides a general framework for making the most of tinnitus management tools, which can lessen the burden of tinnitus and help patients live fuller, happier and more peaceful lives. These services can (and do) help people feel better. But “managing” tinnitus is not the same as “curing” tinnitus. Finding definitive cures for tinnitus is an ongoing objective for the ATA. To achieve this goal, we need more research, including investigations that advance our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus and explore innovative medical solutions to treat and/or cure the condition.

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The ATA is one of the only national and international nonprofit organizations that invests in cutting-edge tinnitus research aimed at finding cures and better treatments. Each year, we provide seed grants to researchers with innovative projects that help us better understand, treat, and (eventually, we hope) cure tinnitus. These grants are entirely funded by our members and donors — most of whom are tinnitus patients just like you. To show your support for this noble and important work, please consider becoming an ATA member or making a contribution to our organization.

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FAQs

How do people cope with tinnitus? ›

How to deal with tinnitus
  1. Avoid anxiety or stress, as these stimulate an already sensitive hearing system.
  2. Have adequate rest and avoid fatigue.
  3. Avoid the use of stimulants to the nervous system, including coffee (caffeine), alcohol, and smoking (nicotine).
  4. Sleep with your head propped up in an elevated position.

How can I overcome anxiety and tinnitus? ›

Relaxation is an important part of reducing anxiety with tinnitus. Through relaxation, you will reduce your stress levels. In doing this, your tinnitus volume will decrease and become less noticeable. Methods of relaxation that you could try include muscle relaxation, visualisation exercises or even meditation.

What diseases cause tinnitus ringing in the ears? ›

These blood flow changes can cause tinnitus or make tinnitus more noticeable. Other chronic conditions. Conditions including diabetes, thyroid problems, migraines, anemia, and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus have all been associated with tinnitus.

How do I train my brain to ignore tinnitus? ›

(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.

What is the best medication for tinnitus? ›

Medications for Tinnitus

For some, treatment with low doses of anti-anxiety drugs -- such as Valium or antidepressants such as Elavil -- help reduce tinnitus. The use of a steroid placed into the middle ear along with an anti-anxiety medicine called alprazolam has been shown to be effective for some people.

Will I have tinnitus forever? ›

Tinnitus is not a permanent condition, and in many cases, it will go away entirely by itself. For most people, tinnitus will disappear after a few weeks, or even a few days depending on the possible causes behind it.

How do you get a break from tinnitus? ›

Retraining therapy: You can wear a device that masks ringing with tonal music, gradually training you to ignore the sound. This is usually linked with counseling. Relaxation techniques: Stress can make tinnitus worse. Find ways that help you manage anxiety like deep breathing, exercise, and biofeedback.

What relaxes tinnitus? ›

Relaxation and meditation. It is quite common to feel anxious and afraid when you first experience tinnitus. By relaxing more, you may be able to feel less stressed and so notice your tinnitus less. Among the different types of relaxation are yoga, tai-chi and meditation.

Can tinnitus be a mental thing? ›

Tinnitus is a very common auditory disorder affecting approximately 10-15% of the population. Although tinnitus is commonly caused by auditory system damages, the role of emotional and psychological factors inducing and maintaining annoyance has been proven in recent tinnitus studies [3].

Can overthinking cause tinnitus? ›

Researchers suggest that stress and anxiety are possible causes of tinnitus, but they're still not sure how or why. Another 2018 study found that otologic symptoms, like dizziness and tinnitus, are associated with emotional stress. This kind of stress can worsen your tinnitus symptoms.

What neurological conditions cause tinnitus? ›

Neurologic causes include head injury, whiplash, multiple sclerosis, vestibular schwannoma (commonly called an acoustic neuroma), and other cerebellopontine-angle tumors.

Is tinnitus caused by something in the brain? ›

Recent studies show that a person's experience with tinnitus originates with the brain, not the ears. One study from the University of Illinois found that sounds are processed differently in the brains of those with tinnitus than those without it.

What are the 2 types of tinnitus? ›

Tinnitus is generally broken down into two types: subjective and objective. Subjective tinnitus is very common and is defined as a sound that is audible only to the person with tinnitus. Subjective tinnitus is a purely electrochemical phenomenon and cannot be heard by an outside observer no matter how hard they try.

Can tight neck muscles cause tinnitus? ›

Can tinnitus and ringing in ears be caused by neck problems? The answer is yes. Clinically speaking it is called cervical tinnitus. In practice, these are whistles and ringing perceived in the ear in conjunction with the emergence of cervical pain and neck problems.

Are there natural ways to stop tinnitus? ›

Complementary and alternative treatments like Gingko biloba, acupuncture, and zinc supplements might help some people, but the evidence is weak and mixed. The benefit, if any, appears to be largely subjective. Biofeedback may help reduce tinnitus-related distress and help you better cope with the symptom.

Do any celebrities have tinnitus? ›

Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand has been living with tinnitus since she was nine years old. She's not sure what caused it, but the ringing in her ears came on abruptly while she was at school and hasn't gone away since.

What vitamin helps with tinnitus? ›

[3] in the year 1993 found Vitamin B12 deficiency in tinnitus patients, and its supplementation was found to help these patients.

Does anything actually work for tinnitus? ›

There is currently no cure for tinnitus, but it can be effectively managed with hearing aids, behavioral therapy and/or sound therapy depending on the individual.

What exercises help tinnitus? ›

Tinnitus exercises

Inhale and tighten only the muscles you are concentrating on for 8 seconds. Release them by suddenly letting go. Let the tightness and pain flow out of the muscles while you slowly exhale. Continue this progression systematically from your head down to the feet.

How long is too long for tinnitus? ›

See an audiologist if it persists more than two weeks

Most temporary tinnitus cases will last for two weeks, so if your symptoms last longer than that and things aren't getting better, it makes sense to take action.

What does permanent tinnitus sound like? ›

For many, it's a ringing sound, while for others, it's whistling, buzzing, chirping, hissing, humming, roaring, or even shrieking. The sound may seem to come from one ear or both, from inside the head, or from a distance. It may be constant or intermittent, steady or pulsating.

Why is my tinnitus louder some days? ›

Tinnitus may seem louder on some days than others because of the type of environment you are in. Quiet environments can play havoc with the perception of tinnitus loudness and our nervous system.

How should you sleep with tinnitus? ›

Tips for getting better sleep with tinnitus
  1. Sound masking. Masking techniques prove beneficial to many tinnitus patients. ...
  2. Establish a bedtime routine. ...
  3. Learn to relax. ...
  4. Turn off electronic devices. ...
  5. Darken your bedroom. ...
  6. Lower the thermostat. ...
  7. Limit caffeine after lunchtime. ...
  8. Don't just toss and turn.
22 Nov 2019

What are the dangers of tinnitus? ›

Most of the time, tinnitus isn't a sign of a serious health problem, although if it's loud or doesn't go away, it can cause fatigue, depression, anxiety, and problems with memory and concentration. For some, tinnitus can be a source of real mental and emotional anguish.

What happens if tinnitus is not treated? ›

Like many other conditions that affect the hearing, tinnitus can also affect your quality of life. Many people who have tinnitus claim that they find it hard to think, sleep, concentrate, or enjoy silence. Untreated tinnitus can wreak even more havoc on your life, leading to irritability, insomnia, and even depression.

Is there any over the counter medicine for tinnitus? ›

There are a few over-the-counter (OTC) supplements sold for tinnitus. But none are FDA approved to treat this symptom. OTC pills for tinnitus may have one ingredient or a combination of vitamins and herbs. Common ingredients include ginkgo biloba, zinc, and vitamin B12.

Which antihistamine is best for tinnitus? ›

Medications can help reduce tinnitus symptoms caused by allergies.
...
Some types of antihistamines that have been used to treat tinnitus in people with allergies include:
  • chlorpheniramine.
  • meclizine.
  • terfenadine.
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Can neck exercises help tinnitus? ›

Performing a series of repetitive cervical movements and muscle contractions of the neck has been proven to be successful in treating cervical tinnitus. The chosen movements should have as purpose normalizing cervical spine mobility.

Is tinnitus a form of schizophrenia? ›

Background: Tinnitus, a ringing in the ear perceived only by the person concerned, occurs not only in the general population but also among patients suffering from schizophrenia. They may be afflicted by tinnitus and acoustic hallucinations at the same time.

Is tinnitus neurological or psychological? ›

Causes of Tinnitus and Central Gain

Recent research has shown that tinnitus is not simply an ear problem, but a neurological condition.

Is tinnitus a brain wave? ›

Many people hear ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, and researchers now think it could involve abnormally linked brain waves that extend across a large part of the brain.

What is anxiety tinnitus? ›

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a common sign and symptom of anxiety disorder, anxiety and panic attacks, and chronic stress (hyperstimulation). Many people who experience anxiety disorder develop ringing in the ears, as do many of those who are chronically stressed.

What are the stages of tinnitus? ›

Tinnitus sounds different to everyone, so it makes sense that there are four different types: subjective, objective, neurological, and somatic.

What does an MRI show for tinnitus? ›

An MRI scan may reveal a growth or tumor near the ear or the eighth cranial nerve that could be causing tinnitus. Imaging tests can also help doctors evaluate pulsatile tinnitus. They can show changes in the blood vessels near the ears and determine whether an underlying medical condition is causing symptoms.

Is tinnitus symptom of brain tumor? ›

Tinnitus is a very common symptom of acoustic neuromas and many other inner ear conditions. People with acoustic neuromas may experience a high-pitched tone in the ear affected by the tumor.

When should I see a neurologist for tinnitus? ›

if your tinnitus continues beyond a week, becomes bothersome, starts to interfere with your sleep and/or your concentration, or makes you depressed or anxious, seek medical attention from a trained healthcare professional.

What body system is affected by tinnitus? ›

Tinnitus is a physical condition, experienced as noises or ringing in a person's ears or head, when no such external physical noise is present. Tinnitus is not a disease in itself. It is a symptom of a fault in a person's auditory (hearing) system, which includes the ears and the brain.

Is tinnitus a symptom of Parkinson's? ›

Tinnitus has been implied as a "soft" sign of neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by progressive loss of neuronal function, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD).

What does an audiologist do for tinnitus? ›

Audiologists are qualified to provide tinnitus counseling and management, to help soothe the ringing in your ears. Some other ways audiologists treat tinnitus include vitamin therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis, electrical stimulation, relaxation therapy, and tinnitus masking hearing aids.

What happens if tinnitus is permanent? ›

If your tinnitus is caused by the natural loss of hearing that's common with aging, then it may also be permanent. But that doesn't mean that it isn't treatable. Even permanent tinnitus can be managed with help from an audiologist.

Can permanent tinnitus go away? ›

Is tinnitus permanent? Tinnitus is not a permanent condition, and in many cases, it will go away entirely by itself. For most people, tinnitus will disappear after a few weeks, or even a few days depending on the possible causes behind it.

Can permanent tinnitus get better? ›

Will my tinnitus ever go away? The greatest majority of new tinnitus cases will resolve within 6-12 months of onset. If your tinnitus is more longstanding, it is likely that you will hear it less over time, even if it persists beyond this period.

Does Permanent tinnitus get better over time? ›

The good news is that even if you are diagnosed with permanent tinnitus, it tends to improve over time. Generally, you will become so used to the sound that you will be able to live with tinnitus, particularly with thanks to improved tinnitus treatments.

What medications cause tinnitus? ›

Medications that can cause tinnitus
  • Aspirin and other NSAIDs. ...
  • Benzodiazepines. ...
  • Tricyclic antidepressants. ...
  • Certain antibiotics. ...
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane) ...
  • Loop diuretics. ...
  • Beta blockers. ...
  • ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers.
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Can you reverse tinnitus? ›

There's no known cure for tinnitus. Current treatments generally involve masking the sound or learning to ignore it.

Can tinnitus go away after 6 years? ›

It is often suggested that tinnitus remits especially in its acute presentation3,22. Our results suggest that, albeit rare, tinnitus may also disappear in chronic patients suffering from the condition for years or even decades.

Is tinnitus inherited? ›

There's a link between your genetic makeup and how prone you are to tinnitus. However, studies suggest that only certain forms of tinnitus are hereditary and only to a certain extent. This means that there must be other causes of tinnitus besides your genes.

How do you sleep with tinnitus? ›

Tips for getting better sleep with tinnitus
  1. Sound masking. Masking techniques prove beneficial to many tinnitus patients. ...
  2. Establish a bedtime routine. ...
  3. Learn to relax. ...
  4. Turn off electronic devices. ...
  5. Darken your bedroom. ...
  6. Lower the thermostat. ...
  7. Limit caffeine after lunchtime. ...
  8. Don't just toss and turn.
22 Nov 2019

How loud is the ringing in tinnitus? ›

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears.

Why has tinnitus not been cured? ›

The first reason why most audiologists will say there's no cure for tinnitus is that it's a symptom, rather than a condition. Tinnitus doesn't have any one cause, nor does it occur in one specific way.

What are the first signs of tinnitus? ›

What Are the Symptoms of Tinnitus? The symptoms of tinnitus include a noise in the ears, such as ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, or whistling; the noise may be intermittent or continuous. Most of the time, only the person who has tinnitus can hear it (subjective tinnitus).

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