Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual noise exists. More simply, it is commonly referred to as ringing in the ears. This condition is quite common, affecting nearly 15% of the population at any time. Approximately 20% of patients suffer from chronic tinnitus, which can be quite difficult to tolerate at times.
Often described as a ringing sound in the ears, tinnitus is often affiliated with high frequency hearing loss. While there is no defined cure for tinnitus, there are many treatment options to explore in order to find relief. At GNO Snoring and Sinus a tinnitus evaluation begins with a proper history and hearing test. This will allow us to define the extent of hearing loss associated with your tinnitus. Should you suffer from a degree of hearing loss, hearing aids can be utilized to provide not only improvement in hearing, but also a masking noise to cancel out your tinnitus.