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Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus?

  • Also known as "head noise;" tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears when no external sound is present. 
  • A condition affecting millions of people. A small percentage of them are limited in their ability to function normally on a daily basis. 
  • A treatable condition, which equally affects males and females.

What causes Tinnitus?

  • Causes may include noise induced hearing loss, excess wax in the ear canal, ear infections, side effects from medications or injury to the head.

Diagnosis – your Audiologist will:

  • Take a case history to understand how tinnitus affects your daily function. 
  • Perform specialized tests to evaluate the type and severity of your tinnitus. 
  • As necessary, coordinate with your Physician to order a CT or MRI scan. 

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