Should I worry about tinnitus?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You need not worry about tinnitus. In fact, sometimes, worry (or stress) is what causes the disease. Understand that tinnitus is not a serious disorder. If your doctor can find the underlying cause of the symptom, the disorder can generally be repaired. If the doctor cannot figure out what's behind the disorder, the symptoms can be managed. You can manage your tinnitus symptoms with a combination of environmental changes, medication, and counseling.

Continue Learning about Tinnitus

What to Do About Ringing in the Ears
What to Do About Ringing in the Ears
Tinnitus is a continuous or pulsating sound only you can hear; it’s often described as ringing, hissing, static, screeching, whooshing, roaring, or bu...
Read More
How do other illnesses affect tinnitus?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Other illnesses, or disorders of the inner ear, are among the leading causes of tinnitus. While peop...
More Answers
How is tinnitus related to noise-induced hearing loss?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Tinnitus is a potential symptom of noise-induced hearing loss involving a ringing or buzzing sound i...
More Answers
What causes subjective tinnitus?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Subjective tinnitus—hearing noise in your ears that isn't really there—is believed to be caused when...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.