Tinnitus affects up to 20% of adults in the United States. At Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates, P.C., with two offices in Atlanta, Georgia, experienced otolaryngologists Ramie A. Tritt, MD, offers comprehensive care to reduce the constant noise in your ear. He provides on-site hearing aid services using the latest technologies to restore your hearing and improve your overall quality of life. Learn more about treatment options available for tinnitus by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online today.
Tinnitus describes a persistent ringing in your ear. While not a condition itself, tinnitus is a side effect of an underlying issue that affects your ear health. Tinnitus can be frustrating and even worsen over time as you get older, but it isn’t typically a sign of a serious health issue.
You may be more likely to develop tinnitus due to:
You can also develop tinnitus due to stiffness in your ear bone (osteosclerosis), a genetic condition that results from abnormal bone growth.
The hallmark symptom of tinnitus is hearing sounds that aren’t present in your environment. You may perceive the noise to sound like:
The pitch can range from a low sound to a high squeal that you hear in one or both ears. Some people experience a sound loud enough to interfere with their ability to hear.
The team at Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates, P.C. offers on-site hearing tests to evaluate your tinnitus and identify other ear issues, like excessive earwax.
Treatment for tinnitus depends on the underlying cause of your condition. If you have excessive earwax, the providers at Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates, P.C. can remove it safely during an in-office procedure.
If you have tinnitus due to an underlying vascular condition that affects your circulatory system, you may need medications or surgery to correct it and resolve your symptoms.
When you have severe tinnitus that interferes with your hearing, your provider can recommend a hearing aid. They offer the most advanced assistive communication devices available, including FM systems that use radio signals to amplify sounds.
The team at Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates, P.C. also provides routine maintenance and repair services for hearing aids and offers membership to the discount battery club.
If you’re bothered by a persistent ringing in your ear due to tinnitus, schedule a routine evaluation with the team at Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates, P.C. by phone or through the online booking system.