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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can tinnitus be cured? i have it in my left ear and the ringing is so loud.

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Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Probably not.: Tinnitus usually varies in intensity over time and might be improved by some otc supplements (e g arches), prescription meds (e g nortriptyline), and avoiding stress, alcohol, salt, caffeine, and loud noise. Sinister causes of tinnitus are rare, but unilateral symptoms are a little more likely to be something serious, so get checked out by an audiologist and/or ENT physician.
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