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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is tinnitus a permanent condition?

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  • Kerry Read


    Headline Physiotherapy for the Head Neck and Jaw deals specifically with TMJ Facial Pain Headache Migraine and other musculoskeletal issues involving the cranial area. All … View Profile

    Not always. There are many varied responses to treatment. Some people respond well and it goes completely, whilst some report no improvement at all. Many people learn to ‘turn it down’, ‘tune out’ and generally find ways to manage the problem.
    Establishing whether there is something causing your tinnitus is obviously a first step to take. In my experience, the quicker you intevene, the more likely it is to go completely.

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    Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    Tinnitus is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It means you can hear a noise that is not related to any external source (ie it is in your head). There are many causes and the best treatments are directed towards identifying the cause. This will involve assessment by a university trained audiologist and an ENT specialist.

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