Ringing in your ears, otherwise known as tinnitus, can have a number of causes. The most common cause is prolonged exposure to loud noises (which is another reason to keep the volume down on the earbuds and wear ear protection while mowing).
While a history of exposure to loud noises can’t be fixed, there are some causes of ringing in the ears that can be treated, including medications you are taking, impacted ear wax or blood vessel conditions. If the underlying problem can’t be solved, there are also treatments that help decrease the annoyance of the symptoms.
The first step towards finding a solution is making an appointment with our Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist. When diagnosing tinnitus, your ENT will conduct a physical exam. You may need to describe the sounds that you hear since different types of sounds can indicate different underlying causes. Tests that may be ordered include imaging tests, a hearing exam or a movement test.
RMH ENT: 765-932-7063