Tinnitus in East Windsor, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, treats tinnitus for the residents of East Windsor, NJ.
An Overview of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a ringing sound in the ears and a sign of another disorder like an ear injury or hearing loss.
Causes of Tinnitus
When tinnitus is caused by a vein or artery defect in the ear throbbing may occur in addition to ringing. Multiple sclerosis and another neurological disease can make the patient’s Eustachian tube repeatedly open and close, resulting in a clicking or ringing noise. There are other causes of tinnitus, such as:
- Abnormal middle ear bone growth or otosclerosis
- Impairment of inner ear fluid flow or Meniere’s disease
- Prolonged exposure to loud noise
- Overdose toxicity
Tinnitus Treatment Benefits
Those who suffer from chronic tinnitus experience a negative impact on their ability to hear all types of sounds around them. Patients who have tinnitus in East Windsor, NJ may have a hard time sleeping and be at a greater risk of developing depression. By reducing or eliminating tinnitus, patients can enjoy a better quality of life.
There are several common tinnitus treatment approaches, which include:
- Earwax removal
- Hearing aids
- Medication adjustments
- Tinnitus sound-masking devices
- Tumor removal surgery