Tinnitus describes the condition when patients hear noises in their ears or their heads (not voices or words). When this becomes noticeable in every day life, it can become very irritating. The noises vary in pitch from low frequency to high frequency and maybe intermittent or permanent.
Tinnitus affecting only one ear needs further investigation by an ENT surgeon. Investigations usually include hearing tests, blood tests and scans. But not all who have tinnitus in both ears will need every investigation. Usually no definite cause for the tinnitus is found. Rarely, a more serious condition can be found.
Through a detailed consultation and investigations where appropriate, Mr Frosh and his team will be able to exclude treatable causes and recommend the best possible treatment.
Further information is available from the British Tinnitus Association website.