Symptoms | American Tinnitus Association

tinnitus ear 2 - Symptoms | American Tinnitus Association

In almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who has tinnitus can hear it. People describe hearing different sounds: ringing, hissing, static, crickets, screeching, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones, even music. In general, there are three ways to describe a patient’s personal perception of the tinnitus…

Sound Therapies | American Tinnitus Association

tinnitus ear 2 - Sound Therapies | American Tinnitus Association

“Sound therapy” is a broad term that may be used in many ways, depending on the specific product, clinical setting, or individual clinician. In general, sound therapy means the use of external noise in order to alter a patient’s perception of, or reaction to, tinnitus. Like other tinnitus treatments, sound therapies do not cure the…

Impact of Tinnitus | American Tinnitus Association

tinnitus ear 2 - Impact of Tinnitus | American Tinnitus Association

Tinnitus is a diverse condition that manifests in many forms; it can be acute or chronic, tonal or pulsatile, constant or irregular. As such, the impact and burden of tinnitus is relative to the individual patient’s experience. While the majority of people perceive tinnitus only as a mild distraction, still millions struggle with severe cases…

Treatment Options | American Tinnitus Association

tinnitus ear 2 - Treatment Options | American Tinnitus Association

The primary objective for all currently-available tinnitus treatment options is to lower the perceived burden of tinnitus, allowing the patient to live a more comfortable, unencumbered, and content life. There is currently no scientifically proven cure for most cases of chronic tinnitus — in particular the vast majority of cases caused by sensorineural hearing loss.…