The recurring sound perceived by tinnitus sufferers is a symptom triggered by a variety of underlying causes, such as prolonged exposure to loud noise, ear infections, blockage, or ototoxic medications.

The best way to treat tinnitus is to determine and treat its root cause. Even when the root cause cannot be corrected, however, there are effective approaches to managing the symptoms, such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) and electronic sound masking devices.