Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is Tinnitus Curable?

By    |   Monday, 27 January 2014 10:30 AM

Question: I have tinnitus and have been told there is no cure for this condition except surgery. I don't want to have it. Is there any other way to eliminate or reduce the constant noise in my ears?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Tinnitus is rarely treated with surgery, so without knowing the specifics of your case, it's hard to comment.
But it is true that no medication will treat tinnitus. I would recommend getting a second opinion from an ear, nose, and throat specialist on what on the various options you may have. Of course, if you have a acoustic neuroma (tumor), surgery may be your only choice.
Find out the cause of your tinnitus first, then address the options available.

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Tinnitus is rarely treated with surgery, but there are other options.
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