How can tinnitus be treated?
Although tinnitus cannot be cured, it can be managed. If you are experiencing continual or regular sounds such as “ringing”, “buzzing”, or “humming”, and these sounds are affecting your day-to-day life, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. A doctor will be able to examine whether the tinnitus is caused by a condition that is easier to treat, such as an ear infection, or earwax build-up, and if necessary, they will be able to refer you to a hearing care specialist for further tests.
In many cases, tinnitus may be a symptom of hearing loss, so getting your hearing checked is the next step. You can find our free online hearing test here and receive an indication of whether you should see a hearing care specialist.