Tinnitus, or a consistent ringing, buzzing, whistling or static sound in your ear can be a irritating distraction from everyday life. Tinnitus is not considered a disease in and of itself, more of a symptom much like pain. We are beginning to discover that tinnitus can exist concurrent with sensorineural hearing loss or asymmetrical hearing loss (one ear is worse then the other). Depending on your specific personal symptoms, there may be some options to alleviate the annoyance. There has been amazing advancements in hearing instrument technology with specific noise generators that can be ‘aimed’ at the tinnitus sound in order to cancel it out. The white noise sound coming from the hearing aid can provide relief and improve your ability to hear external noises that you want to hear. If tinnitus has continued to bother you for years, come in to our office and let us find a solution for you!