Jefferson University Hospitals

Tinnitus

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If you are experiencing tinnitus, you may experience stress and disruption of your daily work and/or home life. These symptoms can lead to or exacerbate medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, and emotional distress. Often described as "ringing in the ears," tinnitus affects as many as 50 million people in the United States.

The first step in addressing your tinnitus is scheduling an appointment at the Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center for a hearing test and to see one of our specialized otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat physicians). Your Jefferson otolaryngologist will perform a thorough medical evaluation to check for any cause of the tinnitus that can be managed medically. Once medically cleared, you may then be scheduled for a hearing aid evaluation to further discuss options for treating your tinnitus audiologically. During these appointments, you will learn about your hearing test results and discuss possible medical problems related to the tinnitus. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, it can be managed by a treatment plan that may include hearing aids, sound masking and enrichment techniques, educational resources and counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Neuromonics, and referral to dentists and other professionals.

The Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center is well prepared to help you manage your tinnitus and take back control of your life. To schedule an appointment for a hearing test and to meet with an otolaryngologist, please call our office at 215-955-6760.