Can Tinnitus Be Cured?

Last modified: 
25/04/2012 - 15:28

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

As with most conditions, the exact cause must first be determined before the condition can be cured. Unfortunately, in most cases, it is not possible to diagnose the cause of tinnitus with any degree of certainty. However, when careful assessment by specialists points to a specific underlying disorder, appropriate treatment may lead to improvement or even the elimination of tinnitus symptoms.

The following medical conditions, if found to be associated with tinnitus, and cured or treated with medication or surgery, may lessen, reduce, or even eliminate the noise associated with tinnitus:

  • High blood pressure

    For further information about high blood pressure, go to High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).

  • Anemia

    For further information about anemia, go to Anemia.

  • Early Meniere's disease
  • Surgery for otosclerosis or inner ear fluid leaks
  • Treatment with antibiotics for a middle ear infections

    For further information about ear infection, go to Middle Ear Infection.

  • Surgical correction of conductive hearing loss

    For further information about hearing loss, go to Hearing Loss.

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