Murfreesboro audiologist performs hearing test

Question: Are there any new developments for the treatment of tinnitus?

Answer: Tinnitus – that buzzing, ringing, whistling, clicking or cricket sound in the ear that no one else seems to hear – continues to be studied by science with practical solutions. Fifty million Americans and others worldwide experience a degree of tinnitus and for some it is debilitating.

There are many possible causes including hearing loss, ear blockage, sinus pressure, high blood pressure, thyroid imbalance, medications and more. An Audiologist can help you determine your best options. The first step is an evaluation to determine where the symptom of tinnitus is coming from.

Treatment solutions can include sound therapy, hearing aids, medical referrals or simply making small changes at home.