Do you have a persistent ringing in your ear? Tinnitus affects about 50 million Americans and can cause buzzing, clicking, whistling and other perceived sounds. At Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a team of expert otolaryngologists helps children and adults who suffer from tinnitus and other ear, nose, and throat problems. Book an appointment today to get a personalized consultation and treatment plan.
Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing in the ears. It can also cause a sensation of a full or stuffy head, and many patients also experience other perceived sounds, like hissing or whizzing.
Tinnitus symptoms can be soft or loud, and they may come and go. Some people experience worsening symptoms at night.
There are two types of tinnitus:
Technically, tinnitus is not a condition in and of itself, as it is the result of an underlying problem or cause. Some common causes of tinnitus include:
Tinnitus can also develop if you have allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or earwax buildup.
Treating tinnitus involves addressing the underlying condition that may be causing it. Your physician at Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat can suggest several different treatment methods, which may include earwax removal, hearing aids, or the use of a white noise machine to mask the sounds at night.
Changing the dosage or type of medications you’re taking might also help to alleviate symptoms. The experts at Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat work with each patient on an individual basis to achieve the best outcomes in the shortest amount of time.
If you’d like to find relief from tinnitus today, book an appointment online using the easy scheduling system.