Ringing in the ears
Affecting around 10-15% of the general population, tinnitus is generally described as a "ringing" or "buzzing" in the ears.
Commonly, people are told that there is no treatment available. While it is true that there isn't a "cure" as such in most cases (except where the underlying cause itself is easily treated; eg. wax impaction, middle ear effusion, etc), there are a number of effective treatments or management techniques that can help to reduce the negative impacts of tinnitus. It is important to recognise the biological, psychological and social factors which can all play into one's level of disturbance, and can provide clues in forming an effective management plan.
The first step in assessing tinnitus disturbance is a full diagnostic hearing assessment and detailed discussion with one of our audiologists.