Tinnitus | Diagnosis & Tests


How is tinnitus diagnosed?

Your doctor will probably take a detailed medical history. He or she will want to know about any medical conditions you may have and any history of infections. Your doctor also needs to know what medicines you are taking, including herbal products. He or she will check your ears and may give you a hearing test or do other tests to find out what is causing your tinnitus.

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 10/09