It is thought that it can be caused by various factors, although most are not fully understood. Stress has proven to be a trigger, or can make an existing problem much worse. Although rare, Ototoxic drugs can be a factor, which should be discussed with the prescribing doctor.
Since Tinnitus is brain generated, Cognitive Therapy has been effective for some patients; others have had some success with masking hearing aids that produce a ‘white noise’ effect. Melissa provides information, counselling and adaptive devices for this extremely difficult problem.