Tinnitus - Tinnitus Epidemiology Tinnitus is very common,...

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Tinnitus Epidemiology Tinnitus is very common, with most people having occasional episodes, particularly in very quiet places. It occurs most often in older people but younger people, and even children, can be affected. Diagnosis A diagnosis of tinnitus can be made from a carefully taken history and physical examination. Hearing tests and referral to an ENT specialist may be recommended and help confirm diagnosis. If tinnitus is unilateral CT or MRI scans may be necessary to exclude tumours. Treatment There is no specific treatment for subjective tinnitus, reassurance and explanation of why the condition is occurring is often all that can be done. If a specific cause is identified then specific treatment may be applicable:- Wax build up may be treated by syringing Meniere's disease may be treated with betahistamine Acoustic neuroma can be treated with surgery Objective tinnitus may be helped by the following treatments:- Surgery to correct arterial stenosis or aneurysms
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