While Tinnitus is a fairly common problem, and while there is no cure, there are several effective methods to reduce the impact.  Since Tinnitus is a symptom of a problem, the first thing you should do, is to try to find out the underlying cause. You should have a medical examination with special attention given to checking factors associated with Tinnitus. A full hearing evaluation can identify hearing loss that may be associated with the Tinnitus.

Tinnitus can be associated with conditions that occur at all levels of the Auditory System. Some of these conditions are:
•    Impacted wax (external ear)
•    Ear infection
•    Middle ear tumors
•    Otosclerosis
•    Vascular problems (circulation disorders)
•    Ménière’s disease
•    Ototoxic medications (more than 200 medicines can cause tinnitus)
•    Noise-induced hearing loss (inner ear)
•    At the central level—the eighth cranial (auditory) nerve