Answer: Doctors have far more information about tinnitus today than in the past. Research has found there is help for reducing these bothersome noises in the ears or head and eliminating the negative side effects. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. Therefore, we initially want to evaluate the whole hearing system to determine which of the many causes might be present. Then by simply treating the cause, the tinnitus is treated.
If the cause is unknown or untreatable, the next step is to treat the symptom of tinnitus, and we do that using our Tinnitus Toolbox of approaches.