Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It can be perceived in one or both ears, inside the head or in the person’s immediate environment. It is a very common problem affecting about 15 to 20 percent of people.
Although it is commonly assumed to be a ringing noise, tinnitus can take almost any form including hissing, whistling, humming and buzzing. Some people even hear musical sounds or sounds resembling indistinct speech. Some people hear a single sound whereas others hear multiple noises.
Noises in one ear are called as unilateral tinnitus which needs to be checked and investigated. Tinnitus therapy includes counselling, distraction techniques, mechanical devices including tinnitus maskers, white noise machines etc. Mr. Dhanasekar after examination and investigations will go through the treatment options for tinnitus.