Tinnitus is non-external sounds of various intensity and frequency (like insect inside the ear or the sound of waves or other) that can be heard almost all time and especially in a quiet environment. This condition cause extreme frustration to the patient and is more common in elderly people.
Tinnitus can co-exist with light or heavier hearing loss or can be caused extreme noise or loud sounds.
In such cases we perform a complete hearing examination to spot the lesion that causes this symptom. Once diagnosed the patient is given specific therapautic instruction or is asked to perform more examination (such CT/ MRI etc).