What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is when a person experiences a persistent ringing, buzzing, or other noise in their ears without an external source. Tinnitus can be frustrating because it can disrupt sleep, concentration, and overall quality of life.

The team at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, can help diagnose the underlying cause of tinnitus and offer treatment options such as sound therapy, medication, or lifestyle changes to manage symptoms and improve daily life. Our team of specialists is committed to providing personalized care and support to help you achieve optimal ear health.

What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is characterized by hearing a sound or ringing in the ears without any external source. It affects millions and can manifest as a high-pitched whistling, buzzing, humming, or hissing noise.

This condition can be temporary or chronic, and the severity can vary from person to person. Causes can range from exposure to loud noise, ear infections, certain medications, or even stress. Tinnitus can significantly impact your quality of life, leading to sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety. Although there's no cure, various treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, sound therapy, and medication, can help manage the symptoms.

Consult Our ENT 

When you visit our (ENT) specialist for tinnitus in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, they will discuss your symptoms and medical history. They'll ask questions about how long you've been experiencing the ringing in your ears, whether it's constant or intermittent, and if it's affecting your daily life. They may perform a physical exam and hearing test to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus.

Based on their findings, they'll recommend a treatment plan that may include medication, sound therapy, or lifestyle changes to help manage your tinnitus symptoms. The goal is to help you better understand your condition and to develop a personalized plan to improve your quality of life.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions regarding tinnitus in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, and want to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center, call (540) 371-1226.

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