Tinnitus is the presence of sound perceived as coming from the ears or head.  It is most commonly reported as a ringing, but can also be described as buzzing, chirping, roaring, cricket, or many diverse sounds. Tinnitus can be caused by noise induced hearing loss, medical conditions, prescriptions, or even ear wax.

Tinnitus is often one of the first recognized symptoms of hearing loss.  Seeing an audiologist is one of the most important steps in evaluating tinnitus as they are the primary specialty for assessing this disorder of hearing.  Collaboration with otolaryngologists, physicians, psychologists, dentists, physical therapists and other medical professionals may be necessary to successfully manage tinnitus at times.

Tinnitus evaluations begin with a diagnostic audiometric evaluation and then go on to include pitch and loudness matching of the tinnitus as well.  Treatment often begins with some degree of amplification but varies individually.  Tinnitus affects everyone uniquely and our mission is to tailor treatment to each individual’s needs.