Because tinnitus may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, the first step in the treatment is to make an accurate diagnosis and then to treat the associated condition.
If the tinnitus remains after treatment or if it results from exposure to loud noise, various nonmedical options may be used to reduce or mask the unwanted noise. Examples are listening to a radio or television, using a cassette player with headphones, or using tinnitus maskers. Tinnitus maskers are worn like a hearing aid to produce a neutral white sound that has relieved 60 percent of patients with severe tinnitus. For the profoundly deaf, a cochlear implant may reduce tinnitus.
Various alternative and integral treatments are also available for tinnitus.
Sometimes, tinnitus goes away spontaneously, without any intervention at all.
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