If you are ever affected by tinnitus, we would like to hear from you.
The most frequent causes of tinnitus are noise exposure, endolymphatic hydrops, space occupying lesions and head injury.
The sounds can also help reduce the contrast between the tinnitus and background sounds, making the tinnitus appear less intrusive.
A tinnitus masker which masks the tinnitus with ' white noise ' may be helpful.
However, tinnitus is a very common symptom and the majority of people with tinnitus do not have an acoustic neuroma.