Should I talk to my doctor about tinnitus symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Although it can be frustrating, tinnitus is not a serious disorder. In fact, it is quire common to experience it short-term if you have recently been exposed to a loud noise. Without prolonged exposure, and if the noise is not incredibly loud, your short-term tinnitus will likely resolve itself. But if you've had tinnitus for quite some time or it is becoming unbearable, you should talk to your doctor. Also, if you have tinnitus that occurs with an infection of the upper respiratory symptom or that happens quickly with a rush of dizziness, you should call your doctor.

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