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Tinnitus in Princeton, NJ

Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, treats tinnitus for the residents of Princeton, NJ.

What Is Tinnitus?

If you have experienced ringing in the ears, you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus is not a medical condition; it is instead a symptom of an ear injury or hearing loss.

What Are the Causes of Tinnitus?

When you experience ringing in the ears along with throbbing, it is usually the result of a defect in the veins or arteries of the ear. Various types of neurological diseases can result in the Eustachian tube opening and closing, which can cause a clicking or ringing noise. Other causes of tinnitus include:

  • Injury
  • Tumor
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Drug toxicity
  • Aging
  • Meniere’s disease, a condition in which the flow of fluid in the inner ear is affected
  • Otosclerosis, a condition in which there is an abnormal bone growth located in the middle ear

Tinnitus Treatment Benefits

Over time, tinnitus can significantly alter your quality of life. Individuals who suffer from tinnitus may find it difficult to sleep and may also suffer from depression. Eliminating or at least reducing ringing in the ears can help you to lead a more normal life.

Tinnitus Treatment Options

Tinnitus may be treated in a variety of different ways, including:

  • Removing excess earwax
  • Changes in medication
  • Hearing aid
  • Removing tumors surgically
  • Wearing a device in order to mask ringing in the ears

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