Q. Any suggestions for dealing with tinnitus?
Most tinnitus a symptom, not a disease comes from damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear.
People who suffer from tinnitus hear phantom noises that include not just ringing but whistling, hissing, buzzing, roaring and clicking. Tinnitus is most common in people over 65.
Besides treatments such as hearing aids, drugs and therapy, there are techniques for dealing with tinnitus. Here are some:
Music: Many people find focusing on music helps them ignore their tinnitus.