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What kind of a doctor treats tinnitus?
The initial diagnosis of tinnitus may be made by a general practitioner or internist. You may be referred to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist, or ENT).
Depending on the underlying cause of the tinnitus you also may see other medical professionals to treat the condition such as a:
When should you seek medical care for tinnitus or ringing in the ears?
Most newly noticed tinnitus should be evaluated by a physician. Because tinnitus is usually a symptom of something else, if it begins suddenly, see your doctor. This is particularly important if the tinnitus is only heard on one side.
Although the majority of cases of tinnitus are not caused by any acute problems, certain symptoms need to be evaluated to determine whether or not a more serious medical condition is causing the symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/25/2015
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