There is no cure for tinnitus itself, but treatment of the underlying condition may help to bring relief. For instance, removing impacted earwax, switching to a different medication or treating a vascular condition can all bring about a decrease in your symptoms.
The first step to treating tinnitus is to have a comprehensive evaluation of your hearing and your tinnitus. We use an interdisciplinary approach to treat and manage tinnitus. An audiologist can help you to understand the underlying causes of tinnitus, as well as factors that exacerbate it.
Your audiologist will help you build a treatment plan, which may include evaluations and treatment from specialists in multiple disciplines across the UCHealth system.
We work closely with your primary care provider to ensure that you are receiving the proper care for your tinnitus. The audiologist may also incorporate sound therapies, a modified version of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, hearing aids, tinnitus maskers and other audiology-specific treatment approaches.