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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Tinnitus Consultation

Tinnitus is the perception of sound (e.g., ringing, rushing, roaring, hissing, etc.) in the head or ears in the absence of an external stimulus. 

During an initial tinnitus consultation, a patient and audiologist: 

  • Assess and discuss the nature of the tinnitus.
  • Review the history of the tinnitus, any hearing loss and any sensitivity to sounds.
  • Discuss an individualized management plan. 

Management of Tinnitus

While there is no "cure" to completely eliminate tinnitus, many patients are able to find significant relief. 

Tinnitus management options include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)
  • Sound-based therapy
  • Amplification (hearing aids) and cochlear implants, when appropriate
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Good sleep hygiene

Research continues to examine the effectiveness of a variety of potential tinnitus management options.

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Weill Cornell Medicine Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Tinnitus Consultation
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