Ringing in the ear, or tinnitus, is a widespread condition that affects an estimated 50 million Americans. Some people describe it as a hissing, roaring, whooshing or buzzing sound instead of ringing. It may be sporadic or constant, and is a symptom of an underlying condition rather than a disease itself. There are many factors that can cause tinnitus.

Spokane ENT and Columbia Hearing Centers offers a tinnitus program that includes:

  • Medical consultation
  • Audiological evaluation
  • Tinnitus evaluation to assess severity and make recommendations for management
  • Patient education resources
  • Hearing aids, tinnitus sound generators or a combination of both
  • Outside referral sources should more extensive intervention be needed