Q: What is tinnitus? What is the treatment?
A:Tinnitus is a condition where a person hears constant ringing in the ears which seems to be coming from inside his body rather than the environment. It is a very common disorder but is mostly seen in older people. People with hearing loss may be given hearing aids to amplify the normal sounds of the environment and thus block out the ringing in the ears. If some brain tumour is detected, then surgery may have to be performed. People with ear infections may have to be treated witrh antibiotics. Treatment strategy varies according to the cause and is determined by a neurologist.