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Tinnitus Evaluation

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 evaluation, 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 treatment program. 

Management of Tinnitus

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

Tinnitus management options include:

  • Tinnitus retraining therapy.
  • Sound therapy.
  • Amplification (hearing aids) and cochlear implants, when appropriate.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Biofeedback.
  • Meditation and mindfulness practice.

Research continues to examine the effectiveness of experimental treatments including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and acoustic coordinated reset neuromodulation.

(646) 962-3681

Weill Cornell Medicine Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Tinnitus Evaluation
1305 York Ave., Fifth Floor New York, NY 10022