Ringing, roaring, clicking or hissing sound in your ears is called tinnitus - a condition that can make hearing, working and even sleeping difficult. Carle offers expert evaluation and treatment to provide relief.
Treatments can include:
Because tinnitus is often caused by hearing loss, hearing aids enhance hearing and mask the noise. Some hearing aids have built-in sound generators that provide relief from the tinnitus.
Devices such as fans, radios and sound generators can be used as maskers to help tinnitus sufferers to sleep.
Medicine or drug therapy
Some tinnitus sufferers develop anxiety and other strong emotional responses. Certain medicines may provide relief. Other medicines and nutritional supplements are also an option.
Talking with a psychiatrist or counselor may help with strong emotional responses to tinnitus.