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A 61-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors! what is tinnitus? how is it treated? what are the causes and the symptoms? how long does or can it last? can it go away without treatment? how could that happen?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tinnitus: You've asked 4 or 5 very good questions regarding tinnitus, but more than can be adequately answered in this small space. Please see attached like for more information: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350162
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Descriptives: Tinnitus basically is relatively steady noise or sounds emanating from inner ear (although online "experts" selling supplements, claim from the brain). Typically occurs with aging and changes in auditory acuity. Can start after loud noise exposure. Does not easily respond to treatment. Tinnitus masker works but affects hearing. An otolaryngologist can help immensely.

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