Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is none: what to do?

Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is noneTinnitus, a common symptom, is defined as the perception of noise in the absence of an acoustic stimulus outside of the body. In 2011, British newspapers reported that a rock fan committed suicide to relieve tinnitus that he had for 3 months after a supergroup's gig. Tinnitus is characterized as perception of sound where there is none. The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine published a review on Tinnitus: Patients do not have to ‘just live with it’ and Tinnitus relief: Suggestions for patients.From NHS YouTube channel:Causes of tinnitus- idiopathic- sensorineural hearing loss is the most common identified cause- otologic, vascular, neoplastic, neurologic, pharmacologic, dental, and psychological factorsMore serious causes, such as Meniere disease or vestibular schwannoma, can be excluded during the evaluation. Tinnitus is a common medical symptom that can be debilitating. Risk factors include:- hearing loss- ototoxic medication- head injury- depression At presentation, the possibilities of otological disease, anxiety, and depression should be considered. DiagnosisAlmost all patients with tinnitus should undergo audiometry with tympanometry, and some patients require neuroimaging or assessment of vestibular function with electronystagmography. No effective drug treatments are available. Surgical intervention for any otological pathology associated with tinnitus might be effective for that condition, but the tinni...
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