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What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus (pronounced both as tinn-I-tus or TIN-ih-tus) is noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn’t a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable.
Tinnitus Evaluation- At Levine Hearing specific testing can be performed to narrow down the tone and loudness of your tinnitus, helping us to recommend treatment and hopefully reduce symptoms. The latest in hearing technology can allow us to fit a product to aid in masking and soothing the tinnitus, sometimes even when no hearing loss is present. An evaluation is necessary to make a recommendation for treatment.