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