Tinnitus can be caused by excessive ear wax, noise exposure, middle ear dysfunction, high frequency hearing loss, damage to the inner ear from certain medications, jaw disorders, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, and in rare cases tumors along the nerves inside the internal auditory canal.
After other medical conditions are ruled out, treatment of tinnitus may consist of one or more of the following approaches:
In our office we have successfully treated tinnitus patients with a variety of hearing aids. Some of the new technology available in hearing aids provides both amplification and sound therapy. This type of treatment is appropriate for tinnitus patients who have a measurable hearing loss.