Tinnitus can be random and not bothersome, but can also be constant and irritating, which can cause discomfort and stress. Though this condition is usually not dangerous, it can be a symptom of another health problem or underlying condition and should be evaluated by an Audiologist or physician. Tinnitus can cause many stressful side effects, including fatigue, sleep problems, concentration difficulty, memory problems, depression, anxiety, and irritability.
Determining a Treatment for Tinnitus Begins with a Comprehensive Medical/Audiological EvaluationDetermining a treatment for tinnitus begins with a comprehensive medical/audiological evaluation, which starts with a tinnitus assessment questionnaire and comprehensive medical health history. This is usually followed by testing for hearing impairment as this is a leading cause of tinnitus. Other medically related issues such as medications, lifestyle contributors and noise exposure should also be evaluated. Further comprehensive testing can also be performed by your Audiologist to determine the extent of the tinnitus for each individual. There are many treatment and tinnitus management solutions that can be customized for an individual’s needs.