Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of internal and external factors. Before you can start to treat it, it is important to find the root of the problem with a proper diagnosis. At Alamo ENT, our doctors will meet with you to determine your condition and find the cause of the ringing in your ears. With a general physical exam and a thorough exam of your ears, we will look for an obvious reason for your condition. If the cause is not easily identifiable, you may meet with our resident audiologists for hearing and nerve testing. In some cases, you may also need testing from our in-office CT Scanner to ensure there is no structural damage in the ear.
What Are Some Causes of Tinnitus?
As stated, it is important to determine the causes of your condition in the diagnosis stage before treatment. Some common reasons for tinnitus include:
- Hearing loss
- Noise exposure
- Inner-ear problems
How Can We Treat Tinnitus?
Unfortunately, there is no magic switch that can be flipped to stop the pain of ringing in the ears. But, there are options out there that can help manage the stunning pain that tinnitus causes. One method of treatment is hearing aids.These have been proven to help diminish the effects of tinnitus, and over 60% of hearing aid users have reported partial or complete relief from their symptoms. Another option available is sound therapy. Often combined with education and counseling, sound therapy uses certain noises and amplifications to relieve the pain of tinnitus.
Find Relief With Specialized Doctors
If you or someone you know is suffering from the intolerable conditions of tinnitus, please contact Alamo ENT immediately to meet with our physicians. Together, we will work to find the best treatment option for you, and restore comfortable hearing to your life.