17 doctors weighed in:
How do I cure tinnitus?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Usually no cure
Tinnitus is usually, but not always associated with hearing loss.
I've had it for over twenty years - likely related to noise trauma while in he army. There are some over the counter remedies i usually recommend, especially for new onset tinnitus. I usually recommend arches tinnitus relief... If it doesn't offer a relief in a month.. Don't waste your money. At a minimum i would see your local ent.

In brief: Usually no cure
Tinnitus is usually, but not always associated with hearing loss.
I've had it for over twenty years - likely related to noise trauma while in he army. There are some over the counter remedies i usually recommend, especially for new onset tinnitus. I usually recommend arches tinnitus relief... If it doesn't offer a relief in a month.. Don't waste your money. At a minimum i would see your local ent.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Cecilia Alailima
There are different initial causes of tinnitus - infection, trauma, tumor - that disrupt normal brainwave activity in the temporal lobe with or without damaging the external hearing apparatus. The dysfunctional brain area gives a sense of "hearing" tinnitus. Secondary areas of the brain respond that affect pain perception and mood. After ENT, also consider neurofeedback evaluation by an expert.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Homeopathy and Chinese Medicine may also have something to offer. Dr Alalimas comment is excellent as well. Tinnitus is obviously chronic. There are these other modalities that may lead to significant improvement...I am optimistic....even a cure. Certainly worth considering!
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Contain not cure
Usually with my tinnitus patients we try to make the tinnitus a "neutral sound.
" the brain does not usually pay attention to things it doesn't think are important and the more you think about the noise and the more upset it makes you the more your brain will focus on it and the louder it will seem. Successful patients report they don't pay attention to it and it doesn't bother them.

In brief: Contain not cure
Usually with my tinnitus patients we try to make the tinnitus a "neutral sound.
" the brain does not usually pay attention to things it doesn't think are important and the more you think about the noise and the more upset it makes you the more your brain will focus on it and the louder it will seem. Successful patients report they don't pay attention to it and it doesn't bother them.
Dr. David Astrachan
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: OMM
Although not necessarily a cure, osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf) can often provide relief from tinnitus.
By changing the tension on the membranes surrounding the brain, ocf can reduce tension on the auditory nerve and tympanic membrane, two potential causes of tinnitus. This is a highly specialized area so you might have to do some searching to find a do who does this but well worth it.

In brief: OMM
Although not necessarily a cure, osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf) can often provide relief from tinnitus.
By changing the tension on the membranes surrounding the brain, ocf can reduce tension on the auditory nerve and tympanic membrane, two potential causes of tinnitus. This is a highly specialized area so you might have to do some searching to find a do who does this but well worth it.
David Miller
David Miller
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be caused by many conditions.
The first step is to have a though diagnostic workup to determine the cause of the tinnitus and then proper treatment can be accomplished. The workup is best done by an ear specialist or ear nose and throat specialist (ENT) to find the cause of the tinnitus. Treatment can be very effective when the true cause of the tinnitus is found.

In brief: Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be caused by many conditions.
The first step is to have a though diagnostic workup to determine the cause of the tinnitus and then proper treatment can be accomplished. The workup is best done by an ear specialist or ear nose and throat specialist (ENT) to find the cause of the tinnitus. Treatment can be very effective when the true cause of the tinnitus is found.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tinnitus? No Cure
There is no cure for tinnitus.
Tinnitus can be an early indicator for hearing loss. We will usually have tinnitus patients undergo a full hearing evaluation. Additional testing may be needed depending on what the audiogram shows. Assuming no medically or surgically treatable cause of tinnitus, and sufficient hearing loss, a hearing aid may be indicated. Use of hearing aid may improve tinnitus.

In brief: Tinnitus? No Cure
There is no cure for tinnitus.
Tinnitus can be an early indicator for hearing loss. We will usually have tinnitus patients undergo a full hearing evaluation. Additional testing may be needed depending on what the audiogram shows. Assuming no medically or surgically treatable cause of tinnitus, and sufficient hearing loss, a hearing aid may be indicated. Use of hearing aid may improve tinnitus.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Newest Treatment
The most common form of tinnitus occurs when there is loss or damage of the hearing cells in your cochlea.
There is no "one shot" cure for tinnitus, but patients have found relief via certain masking treatments (white noise). The newest treatment system is a web based therapy system (www.Beyondtinnitus.Com). Those with simultaneous stress or mood disorder should have that treated simultaneously.

In brief: Newest Treatment
The most common form of tinnitus occurs when there is loss or damage of the hearing cells in your cochlea.
There is no "one shot" cure for tinnitus, but patients have found relief via certain masking treatments (white noise). The newest treatment system is a web based therapy system (www.Beyondtinnitus.Com). Those with simultaneous stress or mood disorder should have that treated simultaneously.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not curable
One cannot cure tinnitus.
You may make it better and abate some of the symptoms. You should see an ENT doctor who has a particular interest in this chronic condition and go over it with that doctor and get treatment indicated.

In brief: Not curable
One cannot cure tinnitus.
You may make it better and abate some of the symptoms. You should see an ENT doctor who has a particular interest in this chronic condition and go over it with that doctor and get treatment indicated.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Enzymes, Neuromics &
While this is a challenging problem that some docs consider incurable, there are many treatments that may help.
Garry gordon md reports great results with homeopathy & the use of proteolytic enzymes pioneered by dr. Schedler in germany- see http://fight4yourhealth.Com/answers/tinnitus. Consider neuromics, a device that uses customized sounds to desensitize: http://www.Neuromonics.Com/?Page_id=36.

In brief: Enzymes, Neuromics &
While this is a challenging problem that some docs consider incurable, there are many treatments that may help.
Garry gordon md reports great results with homeopathy & the use of proteolytic enzymes pioneered by dr. Schedler in germany- see http://fight4yourhealth.Com/answers/tinnitus. Consider neuromics, a device that uses customized sounds to desensitize: http://www.Neuromonics.Com/?Page_id=36.
Dr. Randy Baker
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