Do you hear persistent ringing in your ears for no apparent reason? What about hissing, clicking, or whooshing? If so, you may have tinnitus—a condition that can cause anxiety and make it difficult to sleep or relax. Nearly 20 percent of people in the U.S. have tinnitus. If you’re wondering, “Do I have tinnitus?” contact Dr. Goldberg’s office to discuss your symptoms.
Our audiologists are board-certified with more than 30 years in practice. We can evaluate your symptoms to identify the cause of your tinnitus and determine the most appropriate treatment strategy. Call 215-659-8805 today to schedule an appointment with an ear and hearing specialist.
Here are a few questions to help you determine if you have tinnitus:
Do you hear sounds that other people don’t?
People with tinnitus hear a ringing, buzzing, whooshing, clicking, or hissing sound for no apparent reason. If you hear sounds that other people don’t, you may have tinnitus.
Do you have an ear infection or a cold?
Pressure buildup inside your ear may lead to tinnitus. This is common in patients with a sinus or ear infection. Having too much earwax can also cause tinnitus.
What medications are you taking?
Several types of medications are known to cause tinnitus. These include pain relievers like naproxen and ibuprofen as well as aspirin and diuretics. Do not stop taking your medication before speaking with your doctor.
Did you suffer a neck or head injury?
Injuries to the neck or head can cause problems related to blood flow, muscles, and nerve function. This can lead to tinnitus.
Do you get headaches?
Migraines that occur in conjunction with light sensitivity and nausea may cause tinnitus. Migraines are often associated with muffled hearing.
Other factors that can cause tinnitus symptoms include:
- High blood pressure
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Certain medical conditions like allergies, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Tinnitus Symptoms!
If you have symptoms of tinnitus, contact Dr. Goldberg’s office to discuss potential treatment options. Call 215-659-8805 today to schedule an appointment.