How do medications treat objective tinnitus?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Medications may be able to treat an underlying problem that is causing objective tinnitus, a rare type of noise in the ears. For example, a disorder such as multiple sclerosis may cause muscle spasms near the ears that in turn cause a clicking sound, or atherosclerosis (a buildup of plaque in the arteries) may cause blood flow in your ears to sound noisy. If medications can alleviate the underlying problems, the noise in the ears may be alleviated too. In some cases, patients may need medication for depression or anxiety, as both can make tinnitus seem worse.

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