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Tinnitus

Diagnosis & Treatment in Washington DC

Tinnitus is referred to as a constant ringing in the ears that is perceived by to the person affected. It can present as crickets, humming, clicking or roaring, and can vary in loudness and pitch. Tinnitus can be constant or have a short duration. While certain factors can trigger tinnitus, the physical cause of tinnitus is unknown. There are many ways to manage tinnitus such as counseling and behavior therapy, hearing aids and sound generators.

If a patient is experiencing tinnitus, a good first step would be to obtain a hearing evaluation. After a baseline audiogram is obtained, your audiologist will be able to recommend the appropriate next steps for the management of your tinnitus.